Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Block Coordinator

Orange/Dubbo, Australia
06 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Sydney Medical School

  • Provide academic oversight and leadership of the PAAM Block for School of Rural Health students across Orange and Dubbo Campuses
  • Located at either Orange or Dubbo with regular travel required
  • Remuneration package: $120K - $143K/$147K - $170K which includes annual leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

All academic appointments have a responsibility to be involved in the teaching activities of the School of Rural Health; to foster, encourage and be involved in the research activities of the School of Rural Health and The University of Sydney and contribute to the community life of the school campus.

Clinical titles bear an added responsibility to be involved in those activities of the appointee’s discipline as it applies to their position with the Local Health District.

This position involves undertaking a range of duties in relation to academic supervision and leadership of the Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine (PAAM) Block at the Orange and Dubbo Campuses.

About you

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/Senior Lecturer – Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Block Coordinatorwho has:

  • Postgraduate medical qualifications from a recognised tertiary institution and current registration with AHPRA.
  • Recognition as a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP).
  • Driver's licence with the willingness and commitment to travel between the SRH’s campuses.
  • Working With Children’s Clearance is required.
  • National Police Check Clearance is required.
  • Formal qualifications in medical education (desirable).

As well as:

  • experience and demonstrable achievements in the promotion of excellence in teaching including a strong commitment to the importance of teaching, together with a distinguished personal contribution to teaching (Level C) or experience in independent teaching and or research in the discipline (Level B)
  • expertise and clinical experience within disciplines relevant to rural health and a broad knowledge of the Australian healthcare system
  • a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to rural health
  • a track record of publications in national and/or international peer-reviewed journals and/or demonstrated original contributions which expand knowledge or improve quality of practice in the discipline (Level C) or independent contribution to research, scholarship and/or teaching through professional practice and expertise and coordinate the activities of other staff within the discipline (Level B)
  • a demonstrated willingness and ability to perform high level administrative tasks, to provide leadership and to represent the School of Rural Health's interests within The University of Sydney and the wider community both scholarly and generally
  • a strong track record of competitive research grants (desirable)
  • demonstrated high level interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively communicate and liaise with a diverse range of people with a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters
  • demonstrated organisational and administrative abilities including planning, flexibility and time management as well as familiarity or experience with project management
  • experience in the use of relevant computer packages including Microsoft office (or equivalent).

About us

The School of Rural Health (SRH), with campuses in both Dubbo and Orange, provides a supportive and cooperative educational environment, exceptional teaching facilities and close affordable accommodation. A network of relationships, including state and private hospitals, General Practice (GP) practices and private specialist practices, combine to give students excellent patient and doctor access, across a breadth of patient scenarios, all within an accessible team of medical professionals and administration staff.

The SRH is part of the Sydney Medical School and delivers the Sydney Medical Program in rural settings. The SRH aims to afford students excellence in medical education as well as the benefits of a rural lifestyle to encourage graduates to return to live and practise in rural and remote Australia.

The SRH also provides an academic focus for clinicians, teachers and researchers who wish to become part of the University presence in a rural environment.

The SRH administers and reports on the activities of the University of Sydney supported by the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program, the Extended Clinical Placement Program, and the North Coast Medical Education Collaboration to the Department of Health.

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 staffwho 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.


As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements.

This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

To undertake this position the successful applicant will need to complete a police/criminal check.  

Closing date: 20 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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