Senior Lecturer Remote Health Education Programs [VXX825]

Senior Lecturer Remote Health Education Programs [VXX825]

17 Nov
Alice Springs

17 Nov


Alice Springs

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-term, full-time available until 31 December 2021.

Compensation Grade:

Academic Level C

Salary Range:

$119,641 - $137,625

Reporting to the Academic Lead, Rural and Remote Health (CRH), this Senior Lecturer position, with its primary focus on teaching and teaching-related activities in Remote and Indigenous Health, has an important role to play in the University’s achievement of its strategic plan, Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda.

The University is committed to a student-centred ethos and to developing creative, enterprising, career-ready graduates prepared to become lifelong contributors to society. In accordance with the strategic plan, the University seeks to:

- deliver a richly interactive and personalised approach to learning focussed on student success;

- be an international leader in educational innovation, advanced learning technologies and learning analytics; and

- develop enterprising graduates equipped with the skills required for success in the knowledge economy.

The Senior Lecturer will provide leadership in delivering excellence in teaching and learning across the suite of undergraduate and post graduate topics and courses in the College of Medicine and Public Health, with a primary focus on Remote Health Practice. The Senior Lecturer will be responsible for making a significant and wide-ranging contribution to leadership in teaching and scholarship of teaching using innovations in teaching practices and technologies to deliver excellence in teaching. They will be expected to draw upon their significant and senior roles in clinical practice to develop industry partnerships for work integrated learning, deliver innovative placement models and provide contemporary and high-quality placement education, both through clinical skills training, simulation and service provision. The Senior Lecturer will also have a key leadership role in service to Flinders Rural and Remote Health, the College and/or University.

Key Position Responsibilities

This position is predominantly concerned with providing leadership and direction related to teaching and teaching-related duties involving the creation, delivery and continuous quality improvement of university-level education. It includes (but is not limited to): direct teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience; educational leadership; curriculum design and review; delivery innovation; advancements in education technologies; and leadership in ensuring internal and external compliance and accreditation of courses.

The position is also expected to make a leadership contribution to high-quality university, professional and community service, which may extend from the local level to national or international. The position also includes making a contribution to research in remote and Indigenous Health.

- Renewing, developing, designing, and marketing undergraduate and postgraduate curricula and courses that reflect contemporary remote health practice and is informed by approaches that enhance the student experience.

- Collaborating with academic and administrative staff across programs within the College of Medicine and Public Health and other Flinders Colleges to facilitate on-site and virtual academic and clinical teaching, learning and work integrated learning opportunities that advance the Flinders Rural and Remote Health Strategy.

- Co-ordinating topics and courses and managing course delivery including supervision of academic staff.

- Monitoring student progress, providing academic support and course planning advice to students enrolling in and enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programs delivered through Flinders Rural and Remote Health activities.

- Co-ordinating student recruitment, admission, and enrolment across the range of educational offerings within programs offered through Flinders Rural and Remote Health workplan.

- Facilitating implementation, regular review, and alignment of curricula, topics/ Subjects within award courses according to university academic procedures and protocols.

- Conducting culturally appropriate and innovative teaching across undergraduate, postgraduate, and Masters courses and intensives in the discipline of Rural and Remote Health.

- Supervising post-graduate student research.

- Leadership in building collegial relationships between Flinders Rural and Remote Health, College of Medicine and Public Health, professional organisations, Government, industry partners, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, the national Clinical School network, and University Departments of Rural Health.

- Participating in Flinders Rural and Remote Health, College of Medicine and Public Health, and partner University committees and related activities to further the strategic goals of the University in rural and remote health.

- Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as NT, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

Essential Criteria

- Completion of a PhD, Doctorate or EdD or equivalent qualification in Nursing or any one of the following:

- evidence of peer-reviewed independent research demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area

- evidence of professional standing, reputation and qualifications demonstrated to be of an equivalent standard in the discipline area

- completion of a higher degree at Masters level or substantial progress towards a doctoral degree in the discipline area.

- Currently registered or eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as a registered nurse.

- An understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary education practice relevant to Nursing.

- Significant and sustained evidence of excellence in teaching performance at a tertiary level or clinical setting.

- Demonstrated excellent teaching performance in health professional education that exemplifies best contemporary practice and enhances the student experience.

- Significant and sustained evidence of development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies.

- Demonstrated willingness and ability to contribute to scholarship in teaching through participation in teaching and learning strategies and in professional development in higher education teaching.

- Demonstrated strong understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.

- Demonstrated experience in supervision or management of educational programs.

- Demonstrated high level of communication, interpersonal, and collaborative skills with demonstrated experience in both student engagement and community engagement including with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

- Demonstrates a commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture, and role modelling behaviours that support the University’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

- Evidence of upholding the values and ethos of the University.

Desirable criteria:

- Qualifications in Remote Health Practice.

Applicants who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are also strongly encouraged to apply

Northern Territory Government legislation (the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007) now requires all individuals in child related employment or whose duties involve, or are likely to involve, contact with a child, to hold a valid ‘Working with Children Clearance’ (Ochre Card). This position involves child related work and is assessed as requiring a Working with Children Clearance/Ochre Card.

For application enquiries please contact: Ms Annie Farthing

Information for Applicants: You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before:

17 Nov 2020

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