University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor and Course Coordinator in Medicine


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  • Medical School – Mayne Academy of Medicine

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

  • Work at UQ's hub for health research, just minutes from the Brisbane CBD

  • Strong commitment and action toward a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Based at the Herston Campus

  • 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

    The Course Coordinator oversees Medical elements of the UQ MD program, including clinical placements and the new MD Design course. They teach relevant components, conduct research, and handle administrative duties. They contribute to UQ's vision of innovative medical education, integrating research-informed teaching and enhancing learning outcomes. The role fosters connections between students, the Faculty, and the University, including site visits for student placements.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching : Develop a cooperative working relationship with the relevant Head of Mayne Academy of Medicine that ensures the delivery of an appropriate and high-quality course across all sites.

  • Scholarship Related to Teaching : Collaborate in the development and execution of projects that explore, test, practice and/or communicate ways to improve teaching and learning in the discipline.

  • Research : Whilst the primary purpose of the Course Coordinator is to support teaching and learning, it is expected that the successful applicant will actively support research. For example:

  • Supervision and Researcher Development: Act as Principal Supervisor to Higher Degree by Research students.

  • Citizenship and Service: Consistently demonstrate behaviours that align to the UQ values.

  • This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    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 2024 at a Level C/D c to commensurate to your experience.

    About You
  • Medical qualification and eligibility for registration as a medical practitioner in Australia, with a specialist qualification recognised by Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

  • PhD or equivalent in the disciplinary area, or an appropriate combination of professional and academic service relevant to the field.

  • An established profile in clinical teaching and/or clinical research in the discipline area.

  • For further duties, please click here to view the information booklet.

    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.

  • AHPRA : It is a condition of employment for this role that you are required to have and maintain Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration during the course of your employment.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Dan Chambers, [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 2nd June at 11.00pm AEST (R-36553). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for week commencing 10th June.

    Job details


    Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor and Course Coordinator in Medicine


    University of Queensland




    May 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 02, 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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