University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Deputy Head of Learning Community Year 2



  • Rural Clinical School

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • Educate future generations & create an exceptional student experience.

  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues.

  • Based at Rockhampton Hospital.

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

    At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

    As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world- class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.

    About This Opportunity

    In 2023 the UQ Medical School established eight geographically based Learning Communities and three are within the Rural Clinical School. The Learning Communities will bring together students, academics, clinical teachers and professional staff to provide an academic home where students learn from each other and are supported to thrive as they develop as a medical professional across the MD program.

    The Deputy Head of Learning Community Year 2 will contribute to the establishment and continual development of the Learning Community environment in a manner that promotes inclusivity and a sense of belonging for students and staff with the primary focus on providing a mutually supportive environment to allow medical students to flourish.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching: Be an effective and professional role model for students

  • Provide high quality academic leadership to the provision of Year 2 learning experiences and assessment across the Learning Community. This includes academic guidance, remediation, pastoral care, career guidance and extension activities for students.

  • Provide academic leadership to student progression.

  • Research: Maintain personal academic standing, including the pursuit of research and scholarship.

  • Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.

  • Supervision and Researcher Development: Lead the facilitation of engagement in research opportunities for students.

  • Provide supervision of employees by providing effective feedback, coaching, and professional development.

  • Citizenship and Service : Contribute proactively and respectfully to the RCU and Learning Community

  • This is a clinical academic position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ's Criteria for Academic Performance.

    This is a part-time (40%), fixed-term position through to 31st December 2025

    At Academic level C. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $132,201 - $152,202, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $154,676 - $178,076 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

    About You
  • Medical qualification and eligibility for registration as a medical practitioner in Australia, with a specialist or general practice qualification permitting specialist registration with AHPRA.

  • An established profile in clinical teaching.

  • Expert knowledge and experience in a general or specialist clinical capacity, including evidence of knowledge of current education best practise.

  • Evidence of a substantial senior contribution to quality clinical teaching at undergraduate postgraduate and/or professional entry level.

  • Experience in undertaking or facilitating research or scholarship of teaching and learning.

  • A record of contribution to the supervision of medical students

  • Ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote the UQRCS within hospitals and health care facilities at a university level and in the wider community including professional bodies.

  • High level communication and interpersonal skills for working with students, colleagues, and the wider community.

  • A commitment to and an understanding of the issues surrounding, living, and working in a rural and/or regional area.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor and Head, Rockhampton Clinical Unit, Sunday Pam [email protected]

    For application queries or a full job description, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the ‘About You' section

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Monday 8th April at 11.00pm AEST (R-35989). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for Friday 19th April.

    Job details


    Deputy Head of Learning Community Year 2


    University of Queensland




    March 26, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 08, 2024

    Job type



    Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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