Deputy Head of Learning Community (Year 3 & 4)

University of Queensland
April 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:$132,201 - $152,202
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  • Rural Clinical School

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

  • Educate future generations & create an exceptional student experience.

  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues.

  • Based at the Toowoomba Hospital

  • 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

    In 2023 the UQ Medical School established eight geographically based Learning Communities, one of these is the Darling Downs – South West Learning Community (DDSW LC). The Learning Communities bring together students, academics, clinical teachers and professional staff to provide a home where students are engaged in learning from each other and are supported to flourish as they develop as a medical professional across the MD program. The Toowoomba Regional Clinical Unit is the central hub for the DDSW LC.

    The Deputy Head of the Learning Community (Year 3 and 4) will contribute to the establishment and continual development of the Learning Community environment in a manner that promotes inclusivity and a sense of belonging for students and staff with the primary focus on providing a mutually supportive environment to allow medical students to flourish.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching : Be an effective and professional role model for students

  • Provide high quality academic leadership to (Year 3 and 4) learning experiences and assessment across the Learning Community. This includes teaching, academic guidance, remediation, pastoral care, career guidance and extension activities for students.

  • Serve as an educational advisor/clinical coach.

  • Assist in the coordination of the Year 3 and 4 courses of the UQ Medical Program, including academic oversight of clinical immersion experiences, tutorials, and engagement with centrally provided learning experiences.

  • Citizenship and Service : Contribute proactively and respectfully to the RCU and Learning Community

  • 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 $132,201 - $152,202, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $154,676 - $178,076 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    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, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

    About You

  • Medical qualification and eligibility for registration as a medical practitioner in Australia, with a GP or non-GP Specialist qualification.

  • An established profile in clinical teaching.

  • Evidence of a substantial senior contribution to quality clinical teaching at undergraduate postgraduate and/or professional level.

  • Expert discipline knowledge and extensive experience in a general or specialist capacity, including evidence of dissemination of new and innovative clinical techniques.

  • A solid record of contribution to the supervision of trainees in clinical speciality training programs.

  • A growing record of meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with demonstrated leadership roles in external activities that foster links within the profession and the relevant specialty, including developing consultancies in speciality areas.

  • 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.

  • Relocating from interstate or? We'll support you with a relocation support package.


    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Clinical Senior Lecturer RCS. Dr Doogie Whitcombe [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 21st April at 11.00pm AEST (R-36582). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for 30th April.

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