Senior Lecturer (Year 5 Coordinator)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

Job Reference: 1207952

Curtin University is one of the world’s top one percent of universities according to the 2023 QS World University Rankings. Curtin Medical School (CMS) is an integral part of our Faculty of Health Science, dedicated to excellence in educating the next wave of medical professionals; leading the only undergraduate medical degree in Western Australia.
We are seeking a dedicated Senior Lecturer as Year 5 Coordinator to lead and support our students within their final year of the MBBS program.

Opportunity Highlights

  • Leadership: Hold an influential position, leading the Year 5 coordination of our Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery program.
  • Compensation: $134,904 - $$155,293 (ALC) + clinical loading + 17% Superannuation
  • Impact on Education: Directly impact the quality and scope of medical education delivered, shaping the next generation of doctors.
  • Professional Development: Engage in ongoing professional growth opportunities in an academic setting, with potential to participate in educational forums.
  • Research and Scholarship: Opportunities to lead or participate in educational research projects, contributing to the scholarship of teaching and learning in medicine.

This pivotal role ensures the integration and excellence of teaching and curriculum within the 5th Year of the MBBS program, aligning with the Australian Medical Council (AMC) Graduate Outcome Statements and Curtin University Graduate Attributes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage in a leadership role to ensure collegial collaborative working relationships across the CMS clinical years with Clinical Deans, hospital placement officers, year coordinators, domain- and specialty leads, teaching and support staff and the year 5 team.
  • Develop, deliver and revise teaching activities, including simulations and interprofessional activities.
  • Develop, maintain and review the curriculum in collaboration with domain and specialty leads.
  • Ensure learning materials and activities are contemporary, inclusive, and meet the learning needs of the student cohort.
  • Design- and contribute to formative and summative assessments.
  • Deliver and review Year 5 workplace-based activities.
  • Contribute to the teaching and learning experiences and assessments for other year levels as directed by the Associate Dean (Medicine).
  • Provide excellent and timely student support and deliver support programmes for written and OSCE exams.
Our ideal candidate will have:
  • A degree in Medicine, with APHRA registration (highly desirable). 
  • PhD or Clinical Fellowship qualifications are highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and learning, with a reflective and innovative approach.
  • A track record of educational scholarship and success in securing teaching-related grants.
  • Strong knowledge of pedagogical theories and contemporary educational practices.
  • Proven experience in curriculum development and leadership in educational initiatives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on cross-cultural interactions.

Your career history will showcase your professional expertise and your excellence in teaching and engagement. A strong understanding of the student learning experience through high quality, effective teaching practice and curriculum understanding is essential.

Please note: as this is a permanent position, you will require current work rights in Australia to be considered.

About us

The Curtin Medical School (CMS) encompasses the disciplines of Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, Pharmacy, Biomedical Science, and Medical Radiation Science. CMS forms part of the Faculty of Health Sciences and is affiliated with two research institutes; the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI) and the enAble Institute for Health Science (enAble). The discipline of medicine headquarters are based out of a dedicated building on the University Bentley campus with tailored clinical teaching and simulation facilities.

The School’s mission – “To improve health in society through excellence and innovation in teaching, research and engagement with the university and global medical and bioscience communities” – encompasses a wide range of research in laboratory, clinical and community settings, a suite of eight undergraduate courses and Higher Degrees by Research in multiple disciplines.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a collegial team environment with a vibrant teaching and research community that is industry-facing and enjoys strong networks with other health professional educators both domestically and internationally.
Curtin University

We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes a gym, day-care centre, a medical centre, art gallery, endless food options including a supermarket, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, good parking, and excellent public transport connections.

  • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Rewards Beyond Salary: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) with cash out options*, customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise; as well as Hotel and Health Insurance discounts.
  • Time Well-Spent: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Leave (5 days)*, Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus 18% more observed days off - enjoy 12 Public Holidays each year (including Easter Tuesday!), and 2 extra University Days over the Christmas/New Year Period (see EBA 51.1 and 51.9).
  • Recognition for Prior Service: Curtin recognises prior service for long service leave purposes. New Curtin employees may be* eligible if they have worked for an Australian University, public service or other recognised institution.
  • Health and Wellness: Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin’s wellbeing locations at

For more information about our university and benefits, please visit

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To be considered, your application



  • CV
  • Completed selection criteria template (link below), commensurate with the level of position you are applying for – ALC.

Please copy and paste the following link into your browser to access:

  • Generic Academic Role Statement (Senior Lecturer ALC).
  • Selection Criteria Template – Essential to be completed as part of your application. Please upload via the Selection Criteria option in the online application form.
  • Academic Capability Framework
Applications close: 2pm AWST, Monday 27th May 2024

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on [email protected] or 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number


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