University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Lecturer in Medical Education (Western Clinical School)



Lecturer in Medical Education (Western Clinical School)

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 outour 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: //

    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.

    Advertised: 15 May 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 29 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Job details


    Lecturer in Medical Education (Western Clinical School)


    University of Melbourne




    May 15, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 15, 2024

    Job type

    Lecturer,Associate Professor/Professor


    Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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