Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry

Gosford/Central Coast, Australia
11 May 2018
End of advertisement period
31 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Health and Medicine

School of Medicine and Public Health

About UON

UON is a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. We offer an extraordinary environment to push boundaries and take ideas forward. No matter your professional background, you will find a community of minds eager to work together to explore new ideas and continually improve the way we perform. UON is a place where we encourage innovation, celebrate achievement and reflect on our practice to ensure we are striving for excellence. Your contribution to making us a world-class institution is recognised and rewarded in many different ways. Competitive salaries, formal awards programs, development opportunities and promotions are just the start.

The School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) 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 Central Coast Local Health District (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 Central Coast Medical School (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. 

About the role

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry will contribute towards the three domains of academic work within the SMPH: 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 CCMS of the Joint Medical Program, located at Gosford and Wyong Hospitals; teaching hospitals for the CCLHD and the University of Newcastle.  There will also be strong links with the Discipline of Psychiatry and the Centre for Translational Neuroscience and Mental Health at the University.

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 Psychiatry 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.

This roles is full time, fixed term for 3 years.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will have:

For appointment at Level B:

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) or equivalent;
  • Registration, or potential for registration, as a Specialist Psychiatrist with AHPRA;
  • Postgraduate degree (PhD) or significant substantial progress towards completion, or equivalent accreditation in relevant research fields;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability in teaching, assessment and curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • 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. 

For appointment at Level C, the applicant must also possess:

  • Postgraduate degree (PhD) or equivalent accreditation;
  • A track record of collaborative, health-related research, demonstrated through research grants, peer-reviewed publications and HDR supervision.
  • Well-developed leadership and management skills.

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.

Academic Level B from $95,351 per annum plus contributory superannuation with Unisuper, attracting a generous employer contribution of 17%.

Academic Level C from $116,805 per annum plus contributory superannuation with Unisuper, attracting a generous employer contribution of 17%.

Closing Date: Thursday 31st May 2018

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