Lecturer in Education
University of Queensland


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.


As part of our commitment to research excellence, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and post-fellowship contracts via our UQ Amplify initiative.


At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. Not only do we have one of the largest PhD enrolments in Australia, but we have also made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.


About This Opportunity 

A Clinical Senior Lecturer will focus their efforts on leveraging their established record of achievement in in clinical teaching, clinical research and service and engagement. At this level the incumbent may contribute to the supervision of students in advanced or speciality training programs.


The Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education will take a leadership role in the facilitation of learning activities and teaching for Year 3 and 4 medical students at the Regional Clinical Unit (RCU) in a manner that promotes inclusivity and a sense of belonging for students with the primary focus on providing a mutually supportive environment to allow medical students to flourish.


Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Ensure the RCU Clinical Skills and Simulation is aligned with the learning outcomes for the MD Program and preparing RCU graduates for working in the rural and regional context.

  • Recruit relevant clinicians to support the teaching and learning program at the RCU. Liaise with local Principal Speciality Supervisor to ensure optimum outcomes for student in the clinical environments.

  • Maintain personal academic standing, including the pursuit of research and scholarship; effectively supervise, lead and develop employee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching and professional development.


This is a teaching focused 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 Academic level C. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $128,109 - $147,717 plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $149,888 - $172,830 annually. 


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  

  • Completion of a relevant Medical qualification.

  • Currently working clinically, with a specialist or general practice qualification permitting specialist registration with AHPRA.

  • An established profile in clinical teaching, including in the area of clinical skills and simulation.

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

  • Evidence of a 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.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits. 

  • AHPRA Registration: It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent holds and maintains full AHPRA registration. 


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Head Regional Toowoomba Unit and A/Director Doogie Whitcombe d.whitcombe@uq.edu.au

For application queries or a full job description, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au 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


Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume’, which is step one of the application form.

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 our broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au 


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 31st July 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-27748). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for 7th August 2023

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