Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs

Updated: about 12 hours ago
Location: Adelaide Mail Centre, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available until 31 December 2021.
Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B or Academic Level C
Salary Range:
Level B: $98,062 - $116,046 or Level C: $119,641 - $137,625 pa
Reporting to:
Academic Lead, Rural and Remote Health SA
College of Medicine and Public Health
Please note that the appointment will made at either Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs, Academic Level B or Senior Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs, Academic Level C. Please ensure to indicate in your suitability statement the level for which you wish to be considered.
This Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner) position focuses on assisting students and clinical educators to translate the theoretical curriculum into contemporary medical practice in health settings across rural South Australia. The position also works closely with academics and clinicians in metropolitan South Australia (SA), and urban and remote Northern Territory (NT). It has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.
The University is committed to a student-centred ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career-ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society. In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:
• deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focussed on student success;
• be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics; and
• develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.
Flinders University is recognised as a leader in medical education, and the curriculum of our medical program has been adopted by universities worldwide.
The four-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program at Flinders University is committed to contributing to the rural and remote health workforce. To that end, all students undertake a rural or remote placement, and the MD program offers students the opportunity to participate in rural and remote learning experiences across the curriculum. There are opportunities for students to spend time in rural and remote settings in Year 1 & 2, participate in the Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC) in Year 3, and consolidate learning in rural and remote settings in Year 4. The PRCC is a parallel curriculum to the Doctor of Medicine program delivered across Rural and Remote SA to a cohort of rurally immersed MD students who choose to undertake the whole of their third year in rural practice. Year 3 of the MD program is primarily delivered in the clinical environment, supplemented by dedicated teaching sessions. Learning in the PRCC is primarily supported by rurally based GP’s, clinicians, academic and professional staff who are based in our rural campuses across South Australia.
Our paramedicine students are also engaged in learning in rural and remote settings alongside students from other Colleges including the College of Nursing and Health Science (CNHS) and the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work (EPSW).
The primary role of the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs is to provide coordination and educational expertise to enhance student experiences and develop and deliver the third year MD curriculum in rural SA. This will occur alongside developing, growing and supporting the delivery of longitudinal education experiences for students from a range of other courses.
The position may be situated at any campus across the Rural and Remote SA footprint including the Bedford Park campus. The incumbent will be required to travel intrastate, work closely with rural, remote and metropolitan College staff, and may be required to travel interstate to Flinders campuses in the Northern Territory.

Key Position Responsibilities

Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs ​(Level B)

This position is predominantly concerned with teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery and continuous quality improvement of university-level education.  It includes (but is not limited to): direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience; curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; and making an independent contribution to maintaining internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses. Appointees bring recent, ongoing (concurrent) or extensive experience and knowledge of contemporary clinical/professional practice to the position. The position is also expected to make an independent contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service.  The position does not include making a research contribution.

Teaching:

  • Create, coordinate and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on Rural health content, across all levels and modes of the College, with a focus on clinical skills training and/or supervision of students undertaking work integrated learning.
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of content, undertaking the role of Topic Coordinator as required.
  • Make an independent contribution to the review, renewal, development and design of curricula and courses that are attractive to existing and new cohorts of students and that nurture creativity and critical-thinking skills.
  • Provide support, academic counselling and professional advice to students concerning their studies, professional development and career opportunities.
  • Make effective use of innovations and technologies in teaching practice.

University, Professional and Service:

  • In collaboration with the MD Director, Topic Coordinators and fellow rural and remote staff, coordinate the successful delivery of the MD curriculum across SA rural sites including, but not limited to Riverland, Barossa Valley, Mt Gambier and Hills Mallee Fleurieu.
  • Coordinate support for clinical supervisors and educators based in rural SA regions.
  • Participate in the Rural and Remote Health administrative activities such as membership of committees and working groups and attendance at relevant meetings.
  • Maintain professional knowledge relevant to teaching within their discipline through scholarship and professional development.
  • Engage in activities within a relevant external professional domain such as professional associations, conferences and workshops, and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.
  • Provide high quality contribution to community service, with a focus on opportunities that maintain clinical skills currency, on behalf of the College and University.
  • Undertake activities that promote the development of productive partnerships to provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Senior Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs (Level C)

This position is predominantly concerned with providing leadership and direction related to teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery and continuous quality improvement of university-level education.  It includes (but is not limited to): direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience; educational leadership; curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; and leadership in ensuring internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses.  The position is also expected to make a leadership contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service, which may extend from the local level to national or international.  The position does not include making a research contribution.

Teaching:

  • Create, coordinate and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on Rural health content across all levels and modes, of the College and a focus on clinical skills training and/or supervision of students undertaking work integrated learning.
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of content, undertaking the roles of Topic Coordinator and Program Coordinator as required.
  • Play a lead role in the review, renewal, development and design of curricula and courses that are attractive to existing and new cohorts of students and that nurture creativity and critical-thinking skills.
  • Provide support, academic counselling and professional advice to students concerning their studies, professional development and career opportunities.
  • Make effective use of innovations and technologies in teaching practice.
  • Provide educational leadership and dissemination of best practice, ensuring awareness and utilisation of contemporary education principles.
  • Engage in coaching, mentoring, supervising student projects; research higher degree supervision as an Adjunct Supervisor.

University, Professional and Service:

  • In collaboration with the MD Director, Topic Coordinators and fellow rural and remote staff, lead the successful delivery of the PRCC curriculum across the SA rural sites including, but not limited to Riverland, Barossa Valley, Mt Gambier and Hills Mallee Fleurieu.
  • Lead and Coordinate support for clinical supervisors and educators based in rural SA regions.
  • Contribute at a significant level to leadership in the Rural and Remote Health Discipline and in broader College administrative activities such as leadership on committees and working groups and attendance at and/or coordination of College meetings.
  • Significant involvement in and/or leading activities relating to internal and external compliance and professional accreditation of courses.
  • Maintain professional knowledge relevant to teaching within their discipline through scholarship and professional development.
  • Engage in activities within a relevant external professional domain such as professional associations, conferences and workshops, and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.
  • Provide leadership in, coordination of, development of and/or leading international activities including student mobility programs, internationalisation of curricula and ensuring the relevance of curricula to international students - that enhance intercultural skills development in students;
  • Provide high quality contribution to community service on behalf of the College and University, with a focus on opportunities that maintain clinical skills currency.
  • Undertake activities that promote the development of productive partnerships to provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs (Level B)

  • Doctorate in a health-related field or equivalent clinical experience and standing.
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra)
  • Relevant and contemporary clinical experience as a health professional in a rural/remote area.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level, inclusive of simulation and/or clinical setting.
  • Evidence of an independent contribution to the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies in clinical education, including student assessment and interprofessional learning activities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the political, workforce, educational and research issues relevant to the rural, and Indigenous context.
  • Evidence of reflective practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students and industry.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using online learning and communication platforms.
  • Evidence of upholding the values and ethos of the University.
  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff (desirable).
  • Identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person (desirable).

Senior Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs (Level C)

  • Doctorate in a health-related field or equivalent clinical experience and standing.
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra)
  • Relevant and contemporary clinical experience as a health professional in a rural/remote area.
  • Significant and sustained evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level, inclusive of simulation and/or clinical setting.
  • Significant and sustained evidence of development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies in clinical education, including student assessment and professional development programs.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to contribute to interprofessional learning scholarship in teaching through participation in teaching and learning strategies and in professional development in higher education teaching.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the political, workforce, educational and research issues relevant to the rural, and Indigenous Health context.
  • Evidence of reflective practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students and industry.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using online learning and communication platforms.
  • Evidence of upholding the values and ethos of the University.
  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff
  • Identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person (desirable)

Please direct application enquiries to: Ms Vanessa Ryan

Please note: Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed.  It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

22 Feb 2021



About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available until 31 December 2021.
Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B or Academic Level C
Salary Range:
Level B: $98,062 - $116,046 or Level C: $119,641 - $137,625 pa
Reporting to:
Academic Lead, Rural and Remote Health SA
College of Medicine and Public Health
Please note that the appointment will made at either Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs, Academic Level B or Senior Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs, Academic Level C. Please ensure to indicate in your suitability statement the level for which you wish to be considered.
This Teaching Specialist (Clinical/Practitioner) position focuses on assisting students and clinical educators to translate the theoretical curriculum into contemporary medical practice in health settings across rural South Australia. The position also works closely with academics and clinicians in metropolitan South Australia (SA), and urban and remote Northern Territory (NT). It has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.
The University is committed to a student-centred ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career-ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society. In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:
• deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focussed on student success;
• be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics; and
• develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.
Flinders University is recognised as a leader in medical education, and the curriculum of our medical program has been adopted by universities worldwide.
The four-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program at Flinders University is committed to contributing to the rural and remote health workforce. To that end, all students undertake a rural or remote placement, and the MD program offers students the opportunity to participate in rural and remote learning experiences across the curriculum. There are opportunities for students to spend time in rural and remote settings in Year 1 & 2, participate in the Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC) in Year 3, and consolidate learning in rural and remote settings in Year 4. The PRCC is a parallel curriculum to the Doctor of Medicine program delivered across Rural and Remote SA to a cohort of rurally immersed MD students who choose to undertake the whole of their third year in rural practice. Year 3 of the MD program is primarily delivered in the clinical environment, supplemented by dedicated teaching sessions. Learning in the PRCC is primarily supported by rurally based GP’s, clinicians, academic and professional staff who are based in our rural campuses across South Australia.
Our paramedicine students are also engaged in learning in rural and remote settings alongside students from other Colleges including the College of Nursing and Health Science (CNHS) and the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work (EPSW).
The primary role of the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs is to provide coordination and educational expertise to enhance student experiences and develop and deliver the third year MD curriculum in rural SA. This will occur alongside developing, growing and supporting the delivery of longitudinal education experiences for students from a range of other courses.
The position may be situated at any campus across the Rural and Remote SA footprint including the Bedford Park campus. The incumbent will be required to travel intrastate, work closely with rural, remote and metropolitan College staff, and may be required to travel interstate to Flinders campuses in the Northern Territory.

Key Position Responsibilities

Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs ​(Level B)

This position is predominantly concerned with teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery and continuous quality improvement of university-level education.  It includes (but is not limited to): direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience; curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; and making an independent contribution to maintaining internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses. Appointees bring recent, ongoing (concurrent) or extensive experience and knowledge of contemporary clinical/professional practice to the position. The position is also expected to make an independent contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service.  The position does not include making a research contribution.

Teaching:

  • Create, coordinate and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on Rural health content, across all levels and modes of the College, with a focus on clinical skills training and/or supervision of students undertaking work integrated learning.
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of content, undertaking the role of Topic Coordinator as required.
  • Make an independent contribution to the review, renewal, development and design of curricula and courses that are attractive to existing and new cohorts of students and that nurture creativity and critical-thinking skills.
  • Provide support, academic counselling and professional advice to students concerning their studies, professional development and career opportunities.
  • Make effective use of innovations and technologies in teaching practice.

University, Professional and Service:

  • In collaboration with the MD Director, Topic Coordinators and fellow rural and remote staff, coordinate the successful delivery of the MD curriculum across SA rural sites including, but not limited to Riverland, Barossa Valley, Mt Gambier and Hills Mallee Fleurieu.
  • Coordinate support for clinical supervisors and educators based in rural SA regions.
  • Participate in the Rural and Remote Health administrative activities such as membership of committees and working groups and attendance at relevant meetings.
  • Maintain professional knowledge relevant to teaching within their discipline through scholarship and professional development.
  • Engage in activities within a relevant external professional domain such as professional associations, conferences and workshops, and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.
  • Provide high quality contribution to community service, with a focus on opportunities that maintain clinical skills currency, on behalf of the College and University.
  • Undertake activities that promote the development of productive partnerships to provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Senior Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs (Level C)

This position is predominantly concerned with providing leadership and direction related to teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery and continuous quality improvement of university-level education.  It includes (but is not limited to): direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience; educational leadership; curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; and leadership in ensuring internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses.  The position is also expected to make a leadership contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service, which may extend from the local level to national or international.  The position does not include making a research contribution.

Teaching:

  • Create, coordinate and conduct inspiring teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, with a focus on Rural health content across all levels and modes, of the College and a focus on clinical skills training and/or supervision of students undertaking work integrated learning.
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of content, undertaking the roles of Topic Coordinator and Program Coordinator as required.
  • Play a lead role in the review, renewal, development and design of curricula and courses that are attractive to existing and new cohorts of students and that nurture creativity and critical-thinking skills.
  • Provide support, academic counselling and professional advice to students concerning their studies, professional development and career opportunities.
  • Make effective use of innovations and technologies in teaching practice.
  • Provide educational leadership and dissemination of best practice, ensuring awareness and utilisation of contemporary education principles.
  • Engage in coaching, mentoring, supervising student projects; research higher degree supervision as an Adjunct Supervisor.

University, Professional and Service:

  • In collaboration with the MD Director, Topic Coordinators and fellow rural and remote staff, lead the successful delivery of the PRCC curriculum across the SA rural sites including, but not limited to Riverland, Barossa Valley, Mt Gambier and Hills Mallee Fleurieu.
  • Lead and Coordinate support for clinical supervisors and educators based in rural SA regions.
  • Contribute at a significant level to leadership in the Rural and Remote Health Discipline and in broader College administrative activities such as leadership on committees and working groups and attendance at and/or coordination of College meetings.
  • Significant involvement in and/or leading activities relating to internal and external compliance and professional accreditation of courses.
  • Maintain professional knowledge relevant to teaching within their discipline through scholarship and professional development.
  • Engage in activities within a relevant external professional domain such as professional associations, conferences and workshops, and within a wider community context at local, national or international level.
  • Provide leadership in, coordination of, development of and/or leading international activities including student mobility programs, internationalisation of curricula and ensuring the relevance of curricula to international students - that enhance intercultural skills development in students;
  • Provide high quality contribution to community service on behalf of the College and University, with a focus on opportunities that maintain clinical skills currency.
  • Undertake activities that promote the development of productive partnerships to provide opportunities for students and promote graduate employability.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs (Level B)

  • Doctorate in a health-related field or equivalent clinical experience and standing.
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra)
  • Relevant and contemporary clinical experience as a health professional in a rural/remote area.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level, inclusive of simulation and/or clinical setting.
  • Evidence of an independent contribution to the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies in clinical education, including student assessment and interprofessional learning activities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the political, workforce, educational and research issues relevant to the rural, and Indigenous context.
  • Evidence of reflective practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students and industry.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using online learning and communication platforms.
  • Evidence of upholding the values and ethos of the University.
  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff (desirable).
  • Identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person (desirable).

Senior Lecturer in Rural Health Education Programs (Level C)

  • Doctorate in a health-related field or equivalent clinical experience and standing.
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra)
  • Relevant and contemporary clinical experience as a health professional in a rural/remote area.
  • Significant and sustained evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level, inclusive of simulation and/or clinical setting.
  • Significant and sustained evidence of development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies in clinical education, including student assessment and professional development programs.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to contribute to interprofessional learning scholarship in teaching through participation in teaching and learning strategies and in professional development in higher education teaching.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the political, workforce, educational and research issues relevant to the rural, and Indigenous Health context.
  • Evidence of reflective practice.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students and industry.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using online learning and communication platforms.
  • Evidence of upholding the values and ethos of the University.
  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff
  • Identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person (desirable)

Please direct application enquiries to: Ms Vanessa Ryan

Please note: Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed.  It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.



Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

22 Feb 2021
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