Lecturer in Medical Education (Western Clinical School)

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Job no: 0056666

Location:Western Clinical School, Sunshine and Footscray Hospitals

Role type: Part-time (0.4FTE) ; Continuing 

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Department/School: Melbourne Medical School

Salary: Academic B – $119,231 – $141,581 p.a (pro rata for part-time) p.a. plus 17% super

  • Oversee teaching, curriculum design, and student support in Principles of Clinical Practice.
  • Integral role in shaping medical education and promoting student well-being.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The Lecturer (Medical Education) at Western Clinical School will be responsible for teaching, curriculum coordination, assessment, and student support throughout the clinical placement years of the Melbourne Medical School MD program. Working with the Department of Medical Education and engaging our partners, Western Health, they will help implement a broad and richly rewarding MD program. Additionally, they will contribute to curriculum design, assessment, and educational research, fostering a supportive learning environment and continuous curriculum improvement.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Actively teach into the program
  • Work with the Western Clinical School team to ensure that all students are provided outstanding learning experiences to help them meet the requirements of Principles of Clinical Practice (MD2 or MD3) and Transition to Practice (MD4) 
  • Develop innovative methods for delivering the curriculum 
  • Continuously refine and refresh the curriculum’s structure and content responsive to feedback and changing educational methods, including discipline-specific or other reviews from time to time
  • Although a clinical appointment at Western Health is not a mandatory requirement, this position is ideally suited to a Western Health clinician who will use their clinical contacts and knowledge to implement the Clinical School’s teaching program 

Who We Are Looking For

The ideal candidate should demonstrate proficiency in navigating complex curricula and collaborating with diverse stakeholders. Additionally, they should exhibit excellence in both verbal and written communication, as well as strong organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills.

You will also have:

  • A medical degree registrable in Victoria
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching entry-to-practice medical or other health professional students
  • Substantial experience in teaching within a medical course
  • Substantial experience in the development of curriculum and/or assessments in a medical course

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn’t have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Department of Medical Education

The Department of Medical Education at the Melbourne Medical School is a leader in 21st-century medical education, delivering the innovative Doctor of Medicine (MD) course and conducting impactful research. We offer a range of postgraduate and professional development programs for health professionals, focusing on clinical teaching, leadership, and research. Our research interests encompass work integrated learning, curriculum assessment and evaluation, healthcare communication, and student engagement. Joining our team means being part of a dynamic community dedicated to excellence, with opportunities to shape the future of healthcare education and research. 

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn. 

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled “Reasonable Adjustments Request”.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Walid Abdullatif via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

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