Director Interprofessional Education

Brisbane, Australia
25 May 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS) has a focus on interprofessional education and collaborative practice, ensuring its graduates are ready to work in, and ultimately lead the changing health and community landscape.

In 2017 the Faculty launched a new course (Professions, People and Healthcare) now taken by every first year undergraduate HaBS student. This course exposes HaBS students to the fundamentals of interprofessional education, while learning about the Australian healthcare system, alongside students from other professional programs.

The Faculty is also establishing arrangements with its clinical partners to ensure students have authentic interprofessional practice experiences whilst undertaking placements.

In collaboration with the University of Toronto's Centre for Interprofessional Education, the Faculty's interprofessional education strategy has been developed to align with the Canadian Interprofessional Competency Framework. This work continues to develop in collaboration with our clinical partners, to enable UQ students to create change in the health and community workforce.

The role

The appointee will work with the Associate Dean (Academic) and other members of the Faculty's leadership team to provide leadership and direction to the Faculty's portolio of interprofessional initiatives.

The position will be responsible for the Faculty's interprofessional education activities, as well as the identification and development of authentic interprofessional practice environments within the Faculty's partner organisations.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in a health-related background, and a professional background in at least one discipline related to the health or behavioural sciences. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, innovation and/or scholarship is essential, at a level appropriate to the level (D/E) being applied for.

Evidence of experience with, or advocacy for, interprofessional education and/practice will be required.

The successful candidate will have demonstrable skills in leadership, collaboration and achieving results within complex organisations.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

There is an opportunity for the successful candidate to maintain a discipline base with one of the Schools within the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for five (5) years at Academic Level D or E.

For Level D the remuneration package will be in the range $135,909.73- $ 149,731.41 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $159,014.39 - $175,185.75).

For Level E the remuneration package will be $175,070.57 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $204,832.57 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson on +61 7 336 56549 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

Applicants are asked to specify within their cover letter which academic level (D or E) they are applying for. 

For information on completing the application process click here.

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