Curtin University of Technology

Curtin University of Technology

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (Problem Based Learning & Deputy Unit Coordinators)

Australia

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Job Reference: 1201608

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 currently offering part-time positions to passionate Teaching Academics who are ready to take a front seat in both educating and evolving our MBBS program.

Opportunity Highlights

  • Part-time Teaching Positions (0.6FTE/0.7FTE): You will take the lead in Problem-Based Learning (PBL) tutorials, engaging students in foundational years (1-3). These roles not only focus on teaching but also offer a path to leadership as Deputy Unit Coordinator in the critical second or third years of the program.
  • Leadership Development: Deputy Unit Coordinators will have the opportunity to significantly influence curriculum development and assessment strategies, and may also assume responsibilities of the Unit Coordinator in their absence, ensuring the continuity and quality of our educational offerings.
  • Compensation : Ranging from $110,442 to $155,293 (ALB/ALC) pro rata, plus 17% superannuation.
  • We understand the importance of work-life balance and offer flexibility regarding FTE. Whether you're seeking to maintain your current commitments or increase your involvement at Curtin Medical School, we want to find the right fit.
  • Your new role

    As a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer , you will facilitate Problem-Based Learning , and/or other teaching aligned with your expertise. Drawing on your wealth of clinical and teaching experience, 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, we have an opportunity for ambitious candidates seeking a leadership role as Deputy Unit Coordinator (Year 2 and Year 3). These positions include a large teaching and engagement component as per above, however will also provide leadership capabilities within the team. To be successful you will have:

  • 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 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 https: // tinyurl.com/mtyf3vad
  • For more information about our university and benefits, please visit www. curtin.edu.au.

    Join us!

    To be considered, your application must include:

  • CV
  • Completed selection criteria template (link below), commensurate with the level of position you are applying for – ALB/ALC and additional information if you are seeking to apply for a 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
  • Link: https: // tinyurl.com/4yw8wpp6

    Applications close: Tuesday 28 May 2024, 8PM AWST

    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.

    Job details

    Title

    Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (Problem Based Learning & Deputy Unit Coordinators)

    Employer

    Curtin University of Technology

    Location

    Australia

    Published

    May 01, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 28, 2024

    Job type

    Lecturer

    Field

    Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    Curtin University is a future-focused university based in the scenic city of Perth, Australia, with additional campuses in regional Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.

    The University is recognised for its strengths in teaching and research innovation, which is reflected in its standing as Western Australia’s top public university for graduate and postgraduate employment, according to the Good Universities Guide 2021.

    We were established in 1966 as the ‘Western Australian Institute of Technology’, before gaining university status and changing our name to ‘Curtin’ in 1987 in honour of the former Australian Prime Minister.

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