Rural Medical Education Research & Evaluation Fellow
Job no: 0057003
Role type: Part time (0.6-0.8FTE); Fixed-term to 31 December 2024
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Rural Health
Salary: Classification is either Level A or Level B depending on experience
Level A - $75,289 - $102,163 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% super or Level B -
$107,547- $127,707 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% super
The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the
Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the
Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja
Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was
the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and
that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role
in the life of these lands.
About - Department of Rural Health
https: // medicine.unimelb.edu.au/school-structure/rural-health
The Department of Rural Health is a department within the Melbourne Medical
School at the University of Melbourne. The Department is based in Shepparton,
Ballarat, Bendigo (in partnership with Monash University and La Trobe
University) and Wangaratta and has associations with more than 40 smaller
rural towns in Victoria.
The Department works closely with the local community and healthcare partners
to ensure that we remain relevant and connected. Our partnerships underpin our
teaching and research. The Department of Rural Health is funded primarily by
the Australian Government Department of Health's Rural Health
Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program.
About the Role
The University of Melbourne was the first Australian medical school to launch
the master's level Doctor of Medicine (MD) qualification producing medical
professionals ready to work in complex environments and become global leaders.
The Melbourne Medical School delivers the four-year MD, drawing on several
departments including rural health and medical education.
The Research and Evaluation Fellow will be based with the Department of Rural
Health (Rural Clinical School) and work with the Director of Evaluation and
Quality, Department of Medical Education, to undertake research focused
primarily on the MD rural pathway that enables students to stay and train
rural for the entire four years of medical school. The appointee will develop
and undertake research and evaluation activities informing the recruitment and
retention of the rural medical workforce and the delivery of MD training in a
Developing a program of research focused on rural medical workforce
recruitment, training and retention
Assisting in the development of research funding applications
Conducting literature reviews and contribute to research syntheses
Contributing to the academic research profile of the Department by
producing academic publications on rural medical workforce development
Participating actively in communicating and disseminating research where
You possess a demonstrated high-level organizational and administrative
skills with a demonstrated ability to independently manage competing work
priorities on tight timelines in a high-stakes context. You have a proven
ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external
You will also have:
Level A: A postgraduate degree (Masters or a doctoral degree) or
equivalent professional experience in medical education (including
recruitment, training and retention of the rural medical workforce),
medical education evaluation, or a relevant field
Level B: A doctoral degree or a postgraduate degree (Masters) and
professional experience in medical education (including recruitment,
training and retention of the rural medical workforce), medical education
evaluation, or a relevant field.
Demonstrated ability to design, deliver and manage medical or health
education-focused evaluation and research projects
Advanced skills in data management using Excel and SPSS, including
establishing and maintaining databases
To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for
everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid
Working with Children Check.
About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading
universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to
research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.
Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be
part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:
Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural
Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness
and cultural clubs
Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards
and Qantas Club
Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff
and their immediate families
To find out more, visit https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each
person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First
Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages,
with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are
encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the
community in which we live.
If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application
including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the
selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.
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selection criteria and competencies, please go to
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the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with
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Advertised: 21 Sep 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 05 Oct 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time