Lecturer in MD Program
Office of Education
Faculty of Medicine
- Be a part of curriculum development, implementation and evaluation for the MD Program
- Full-time position located at Camperdown Campus
- Level B, fixed-term 3 year appointment until 31 May 2021
About the opportunity
A small team of Office of Education staff is responsible, in collaboration with Clinical School staff, for the academic management and coordination of MD Projects and their assessment, and for promoting the engagement of tutors who act as supervisors for small groups of MD students conducting and reporting on their projects. The occupant of the Lecturer position fulfils a range of academic roles in curriculum development, implementation and evaluation, to ensure that the MD complies with Australian Qualifications Framework Level 9 requirements.
The successful applicant will be expected to progress towards a leadership role in the academic aspects of MD research. He or she works closely with the Head of MD Research, who oversees MD Projects, Research coordinators at each Clinical School, and the academic and professional staff in the MD Research Project Unit.
The Lecturer – MD Program position is responsible for the below primary functions:
- ongoing contribution to the academic delivery of the MD Research Program including the MD Research Project and Research Methods teaching which was introduced in 2014
- development of the curriculum for capstone MD projects to be implemented in 2018 and integrated into the new MD Project curriculum in 2020
- supervision of MD Research Project Capstone Groups
- provision of high-level research governance, ethics and general research policy advice to students, tutors and Research Coordinators.
The Lecturer will be responsible for developing the new MD Project curriculum and the new Research Methods curriculum, using online and e-learning approaches to core content. It is envisaged that the new curriculum will be weighted heavily to online delivery with tailored modules allowing students to choose elective modules that draw on their existing knowledge and experience as well as completion of compulsory core modules.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer who has:
- a higher degree in biomedical science, public health, health sciences or a related field
- experience in research curriculum development, evaluation and review
- experience in the design and delivery of online and e-learning curriculum, particularly related to research, public health or health information
- experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students in research methods, research ethics, epidemiology, health services research or a related field of medicine or health or social sciences
- research experience in the medical or social sciences or related fields involving the use of data, including publicly available data, systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
In the current curriculum, all students are required to undertake a significant research or capstone project between Year 1 and Year 3 of the MD Program. At any one time, approximately 900 students are conducting project work, and the written outputs of a further 300 students are under examination.
A new SMP MD curriculum is due to be introduced in 2020. The new curriculum envisages that the MD Project will be undertaken as an intensive at the end of Year 3 with students streamed according to academic and research interests, skills and qualifications. The Research Methods curriculum will be delivered across Years 2 and 3.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.
Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Closing date: 11.30pm 28 February 2018
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
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