Lecturers/Senior Lecturers - Problem Based Learning and Clinical Skills

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

Job Reference: 1162180

Curtin University is one of the world’s top 1% of universities according to the 2023 QS World University Rankings. Curtin Medical School (CMS) is an integral part of our Faculty of Health Science, leading the only undergraduate medical degree in Western Australia. It is committed to producing graduates who are equipped to meet community needs, with primary care expertise, strong leadership skills and the ability to operate effectively in inter-professional care teams.
Your new role
With the success, growth, and evolution of Curtin Medical School, we are currently seeking highly experienced and influential Teaching Academics to join our expanding team. These positions, available on a part-time, 0.4 FTE, continuing (permanent) basis, will facilitate Problem Based learning and Clinical Skills courses within the foundation years (Years 1-3) for MBBS.
As a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, you will facilitate Problem-Based Learning and Clinical SkillsLearning, and/or other teaching aligned with your expertise such as teaching in the Professionalism and Leadership Domain (includes medical ethics and law content). Drawing on your wealth of clinical and teaching expertise, you will cultivate an inspiring learning environment for our students. Your role involves not only facilitating dynamic class group discussions but also ensuring positive engagement, all while contributing to the shaping of the future of medicine.
In addition, there is also opportunity for ambitious candidates seeking a leadership role as Deputy Unit Coordinator (Year 1). This position includes a large teaching and engagement component as per above, however will also provide leadership capabilities within the team. The role will oversee teaching of first year MBBS courses, but also has opportunity to engage in foundation years 2 & 3, depending on the clinical expertise of the successful candidate.
We are looking for people with:

  • A degree in Medicine with APHRA registration (highly desirable). 
  • PhD or Clinical Fellowship (highly desirable). 
  • Proven high level teaching skills with a demonstrated reflective approach to teaching and learning. 
  • A strong understanding of contemporary educational practice in medical education. 
  • Curriculum expertise and the ability to coordinate and support the foundation years of the MBBS program. 
  • A background in education and healthcare, combining your knowledge of curriculum design with healthcare expertise. 
  • An emerging record of peer reviewed publications (desirable). 

Your career history will showcase your professional expertise and your excellence in teaching and engagement. A good 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 that match the tenure of this role to be considered.

To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Dr Heidi Waldron, Director – Medical Program on 08 9266 2985 or email at [email protected].
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 an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and multiple food options including a supermarket.
We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.
For more information about our university, please visit www.curtin.edu.au
Join us!
To be considered, your application must include:

  • CV
  • Completed selection criteria template (link below), confirming the level of position you are applying for – ALB/ALC and additional information if you are seeking to apply for the Deputy Unit Coordinator position.

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

  • Generic Academic Role Statements (both ALB and 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: 3.15PM AWST Wednesday 14 February 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 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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