Director - Medical Education - Discipline of Medicine

Curtin University of Technology

Australia

August 14, 2022

Description

Job Reference: 936190

Your new role

As the Director - Medical Education you will be a member of the Senior Leadership Group of the Discipline of Medicine. You will be responsible for managing a team of professional and academic staff who develop, oversee and implement curriculum and assessment processes as well as admissions for the medical course. In addition, you will: be closely involved with AMC course accreditation; chair the Undergraduate Education Committee; lead monitoring and reporting on relevant evaluation data; provide training, professional development and research mentoring in medical education for Discipline staff; provide strategic oversight for the use of technologies to support the medical program; and represent the Discipline of Medicine on university and national committees and advocacy groups. You will work closely with our Director – Medical Program, Year Coordinators, Admissions Lead and Assessment Assistant, and Clinical Specialist Leads.

You will be someone with demonstrated expertise, leadership and experience in medical education including curriculum, teaching and learning, assessment, evaluation and technologies to ensure the MBBS/BMedSc(Hon) reflects contemporary evidence-based medical education practice, curriculum and assessment development and the implementation of a medical education program. You will have a PhD or equivalent research and academic experience in a medical education/education-related area, substantive experience in a senior leadership role in an MBBS/MD program and a proven record of medical education scholarship/research with impact at local, national and/or international level.

A competitive remuneration package, including relocation support where required, will be negotiated with the preferred candidate.

Mandatory requirements

  • PhD or equivalent research and academic experience in a medical education/education-related area.
  • Substantive experience in a senior leadership role in an MBBS/MD program.
  • Proven record of medical education scholarship/research with impact at local, national and/or international level.
  • Experience in curriculum and assessment development and the implementation of a medical education program.
  • Expertise in pedagogical principles and experience in supporting medical students.
  • Desirable attributes

  • National/international profile in medical education development, accreditation and innovation.
  • Eligibility requirements

    You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Graeme Maguire, Associate Dean, Deputy Head of School, Medicine on graeme.maguire@curtin.edu.au.

    About us The Curtin Medical School - Discipline of Medicine's mission is that our graduates will be recognised for their commitment to general practice, mental health, and aged care as well as rural, regional and Indigenous health care. It is one of four Disciplines in the Curtin Medical School and is responsible for our five-year undergraduate medical program (MBBS) and an associated, dedicated intercalated research year (BMedSci (Hons)) for selected MBBS students. We welcomed our first cohort of 60 medical students in 2017 and celebrated our first graduating doctors at the end of 2021.

    The medical school is based in a dedicated building on the University Bentley campus with tailored clinical teaching and simulation facilities and offers the only undergraduate medical degree in Western Australia. It now enrols 120 new students each year with preferential selection of students with a rural, Indigenous Australian, or disadvantaged background. In addition, the School has seven metropolitan hospital clinical placement sites, health campuses in Midland (Perth) and Kalgoorlie (Goldfields, WA), is a member of Rural Clinical School WA and has close links with metropolitan and rural primary care and other community-based health care providers. Our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym/childcare and medical centre, endless food options and great parking and public transport options.

    For more information on our university, please visit www. curtin.edu.au

    Join us!

    Please include a cover letter, your CV and separate document addressing the selection criteria to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    To view further information about this role and a copy of the generic ALD – ALE Academic Role Statements, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

    https: // cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/sender/?s=download&token=934d75be-0e1c-4f82-ac69-39c99b64d72e

    Applications close: 10pm AWST Sunday 14th August 2022

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks, and provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination and booster (if eligible).

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

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    Curtin University (formerly known as Curtin University of Technology and Western Australian Institute of Technology) is an Australian public research university based in Bentley, Perth, Western Australia. It is named after John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia from 1941 to...