Rural Medical Education Research & Evaluation Fellow

University of Melbourne


October 5, 2022


Rural Medical Education Research & Evaluation Fellow

Job no: 0057003 Location: Shepparton 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 and qualifications. 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

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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 rural context.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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 appropriate
  • About You 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 stakeholders.

    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 leave
  • 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
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    Be Yourself 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.

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    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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    Advertised: 21 Sep 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 05 Oct 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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