Deakin’s Faculty of Health is recognised in Australia and internationally for its teaching, training, research and service to its communities. Working within the School of Medicine, the Senior Lecturer in General Practice will lead the General Practice rotation within the Doctor of Medicine, in addition to contributions to programs focusing on community and interprofessional care.
The Senior Lecturer in General Practice will report to the Course Director of the MD program. The appointee will work closely with staff across the Clinical Schools and in affiliated General Practices, in addition to students in years 3 & 4 of the MD program.
The appointee may work remotely in this position. However, they must be able to undertake occasional travel to other sites including clinical schools, teaching practices and partner health services (pending restrictions).
Your key responsibilities will include:
- Provide leadership of curriculum and assessment design, implementation and evaluation, and lead processes which support academic standards, student outcomes, and graduate capabilities, within the General Practice Rotation and across all clinical sites
- Support other teaching programs within the school, including the Longitudinal Primary and Community Care program and the healthcare placements program in the MD
- Demonstrate excellence in development, coordination and delivery of scholarly learning and teaching across all levels and modes (including in the cloud and in clinical settings)
- Contribute to assessment design and delivery, including Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, written exams and Workplace based Assessment
- Make a significant contribution to the moderation and maintenance of academic standards in the MD course, and to the development of course and unit curricula that exemplify Deakin’s curriculum framework, and meet external requirements such as the Higher Education Standards Framework and professional accreditation
- Make a contribution to research and scholarship in a field that aligns with the School’s Research Pillars and emerging strengths
- Building and supporting effective relationships with General Practices and other healthcare providers within the footprint of the School, and supporting professional development and effective teaching in these practices
- Contribute to leadership of the MD program, and of strategic and operational initiatives within the MD program and wider school
To be successful, you’ll have:
- Higher degree or Fellowship in a relevant field (or equivalent including significant post Fellowship experience)
- Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Degree (or equivalent)
- Excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in clinically focused programs
- Experience in developing innovative curricula and educational resources that reflect an understanding of the clinical medicine landscape and emerging practices in medical education
- Demonstrated ability to teach effectively both face-to-face, at the bedside, and in a technology enhanced contemporary higher education environment
- Strong professional networks in medicine and General Practice
- Demonstrated capacity and passion for leadership in clinical education
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively with academic and professional staff across teams and programs
- Demonstrated commitment to creating and respecting a diverse, inclusive and ethical educational experience and work culture
- Relevant postgraduate qualifications in higher education (e.g. GCert Higher Ed) *desirable
- Experience in leadership and administration of academic programs, such as course or unit coordination *desirable
- Knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and contemporary issues *desirable
For a copy of the position description, please visit Deakin Careers.
Applications for this position close on Thursday 22nd July.
This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).
Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria.
For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Laura Gray, Course Director, MD, at [email protected]
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