Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Medicine

Gosford, Australia
07 May 2018
End of advertisement period
28 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Medicine

School of Medicine and Public Health

About UON

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle (UON) has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within our regions, throughout Australia and across the globe. This is an exciting time to be part of the University of Newcastle as we embark on our NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025. We are building on strong foundations to realise our 2025 vision to stand as a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. Being part of a university on the move gives our people the opportunity to really make a mark in their chosen field.

About the opportunity

The School of Medicine and Public Health is the largest of four Schools within the Faculty of Health and Medicine. The School's educational strengths are the Doctor of Medicine – Joint Medical Program (MD-JMP) and postgraduate programs in public health. The School also has a strong research focus and works closely with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) which has pioneered the integration of multi-campus university and hospital-based research.

The School works closely with the CCLHD to promote health research focussed on population needs and health services within this locality. The research and educational programs have robust international links and opportunities, and the potential for growth of interprofessional learning and research. The CCMS is core to the Joint Medical Program, coordinating clinical teaching and supervision for medical students across key clinical Disciplines in hospital, community and primary care settings. From 2020 it is anticipated that students will be placed at the new CCMS across all five years of the curriculum.

The 5 year undergraduate medical program (Joint Medical Program (JMP) is a unique partnership between the University of Newcastle, the University of New England and the Hunter New England and Central Coast Local Health Districts. In 2017 the JMP commenced the double degree program (Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine), following substantial revision of the existing Bachelor of Medicine course. The innovative new program maintains early and broad clinical experience, an integrated problem-based learning curriculum alongside enhanced opportunities for research in public health and longitudinal electives in global health. The JMP offers the opportunity to practise in urban, regional, rural and remote Australia through participating in a program of international standing and is an Australian first. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to this program, through teaching, participation in program leadership roles and undertaking innovative programs in medical education.

Our mission is to make a positive difference to the health of people in the Hunter region and on the Central Coast, Australia and worldwide, by being at the forefront of Australian medical and public health education and research for the 21st century.

About the role

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Medicine will contribute towards the three domains of academic work within the School of Medicine and Public Health: Research and Innovation, Teaching and Learning, and Service and Engagement, in line with the Performance Expectations Framework (PEF) for Academic staff.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching and assessment of undergraduate medical students, while contributing to the development of the new medical program and participating in research and administrative duties appropriate to the appointment level.

This position will be based at the Central Coast Medical School (CCMS) of the Joint Medical Program (JMP), located at Gosford and Wyong Hospitals; teaching hospitals for the CCLHD and the University of Newcastle.

CCLHD is in a stage of substantial growth in health research and education, with the establishment of the Central Coast Medical School and Research Institute, and the development of the Health and Wellbeing Precinct. Moreover, there will be strong links with academic educators and researchers at the University. There is a strong focus on Integrated Health Care and the health priorities of CCLHD. The successful applicant will be a key member of an academic team based within the CCLHD and will work collaboratively with the Clinical Dean at CCMS to achieve growth and sustainability of research and medical education programs, and to foster a strong partnership with CCLHD.

The successful applicant will be offered a Clinical Academic appointment in Medicine within CCLHD, which provides health services to the local government area extending north from the Hawkesbury River, to the southern shore of Lake Macquarie and west to Wiseman’s Ferry.  Services include acute, subacute, and ambulatory healthcare, in collaboration with Primary and Community Care Services. The successful applicant will undertake clinical academic duties and provide clinical academic leadership within CCLHD in general medicine, ideally with a focus on these priority areas.

This opportunity is offered on a full-time, fixed term for 3 years.

Skills and experience required for this role:

Appointment at Level B:

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) or equivalent;
  • Postgraduate degree (PhD) or equivalent accreditation, or significant progress towards completion;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement in medical education;
  • Demonstrated commitment to engagement and collaboration with clinicians and health services towards improvements in health care;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and bring together people from different areas to participate in School or University wide initiatives; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of workplace obligations to, and experience in leading and cultivating workplace practices and behaviours that promote, support and maintain a safe, healthy, equitable, diverse and respectful workplace; including responding appropriately to adverse accidents, incidents, behaviours, issues, reports and the like.

In addition, for appointment at Level C, the applicant must also address the following criteria:

  • Postgraduate degree (PhD) or equivalent accreditation;
  • Atrack record of collaborative, health-related research, demonstrated through research grants, peer-reviewed publications and HDR supervision.

Please note: In accordance with the University's Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at the link above. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

Lecturer (Level B) from $95,351 per annum plus 17% superannuation with Unisuper

Senior Lecturer (Level C) from $116,805 per annum plus 17% superannuation with Unisuper.

Closing Date: Monday 28th May 2018