Clinical Dean

Armidale, Australia
29 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Faculty of Medicine & Health, School of Rural Medicine

  • Continuing, part-time (0.5 FTE),
  • $114,074 to $131,360 (part-time pro rata) per annum (Level C, Senior Lecturer) OR
    $137,117 to $150,941 (part-time pro rata) per annum (Level D, Associate Professor)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation.Salary packaging options are available
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Applicants must have ongoing full time work rights

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia is a unique university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The School of Rural Medicine (SRM) was established in 2008 and is responsible for delivering the Joint Medical Program (JMP) Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine in partnership with the University of Newcastle, and the Hunter New England and Central Coast Local Health Districts.

The SRM is one of three Schools within the Faculty of Medicine and Health-and enrols up to 300 JMP students, with 60 students in each year of the five year program.  With a commitment to improving the health of rural populations, the School is aiming to develop new programs to assist with the training of health and medical practitioners, in particular those who practice  rurally. The School manages the UNE Body Donor Program that provides cadaver material for teaching and research purposes.

Tablelands Clinical School

The Tablelands Clinical School (TCS) is one of six clinical schools operating within the JMP.  Located in Armidale adjacent to the Armidale Rural and Referral Hospital, TCS has a state of the art simulation facility to complement clinical training provided through placements in the hospital and other clinical and community sites.  TCS is also host to Armidale-based staff and students from the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health.

About the role

The Clinical Dean will provide academic leadership and oversight of academic activities at the TCS, ensuring that all teaching and supervision of JMP students placed at the Clinical School is in line with the learning outcomes of the Program.The successful candidate will also be responsible for the pastoral care of students while placed at the Clinical School.

The Clinical Dean will hold a leadership role in the cultivation of quality research and its supervision, contributing both to the education of students; to the lifelong learning requirements of students and medical practitioners in the Clinical School; and to the broader community objectives of health care within the University and Local Health District contexts.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will hold a fellowship of a medical specialist college and be registered to work as a medical practitioner in Australia. You will have a commitment to scholarly work and have an active research profile including research publications and grant funding.  Your proven organisational and management skills s and excellent interpersonal and communication skills is also vital.

To be considered for appointment to Level D applicants will have  demonstrated success in a sustained and significant role in teaching and curriculum design/development in undergraduate or postgraduate medical training and a record of significant contribution to research.

The full selection criteria applicable for each level can be viewed in the position information document .

Applicants invited for interview will be expected to present a seminar  in conjunction with the selection process.

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Rod McClure, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health:  Phone 02 6773 1831or email To find out more about the School of Rural Medicine and the Joint Medical Program visit

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date:   Midnight, Monday 19 February 2018

Reference No:   218028

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position information, in your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.