Senior Lecturer (Lead - Technology & Innovation), Discipline of Medicine

Curtin University of Technology


February 6, 2022


Job Reference: 818666

Curtin Medical School Established in 2017, the Curtin Medical School, which is part of the Faculty of Health Sciences, brings together multidisciplinary teaching and research expertise. The Curtin Medical School encompasses four Discipline including Medicine, Pharmacy, Biomedical Science and Medical Radiation Science. The Discipline of Medicine leads the only undergraduate medical degree in Western Australia. It is committed to producing graduates who are better equipped to meet community needs, with primary care expertise, strong leadership skills and the ability to operate effectively in interprofessional care teams.

Technology is having an increasing impact on health care delivery including at the point and care and through broader health informatics and decision support. In addition, it is being used to enhance both teaching delivery and assessment including through simulation and OSCEs. This role will ensure the Discipline of Medicine is a leader in the utilisation, research and evaluation of technology in curriculum development and delivery. In addition it aims to facilitate the early adoption of technology in its MBBS course to ensure its students are well positioned to incorporate and utilise current and future technology into their future clinical practice.

Your new role

  • Inform and support utilisation of technology to enhance teaching delivery (including simulation), assessment (including OSCEs) and curriculum development across all MBBS years
  • Develop linkages and collaborations with external stakeholders including health care providers and the health technology industry to ensure the MBBS course reflects both current and future health service current need and emerging technology
  • Support and be directly involved in teaching delivery and assessment involving the understanding and utilisation of technology and simulation
  • Support and undertake research into the application of health care technology within the Discipline, with other University Schools and Institutes and in partnership with health services and industry
  • Write curriculum documents mapping the integration of technology and ensure MBBS course documentation reflects the incorporation of technology appropriately, as directed by the Director of Learning and Teaching.
  • Design and contribute to formative and summative assessments as directed by the Director of Learning and Teaching.
  • Support external accreditation activities and write reports related learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Why choose Curtin? Curtin Medical School and the Faculty of Health Sciences offers an exciting career path including:

  • Have the opportunity to be part of a state-of-the-art Medical School that is ranked #1 for teaching quality, learner engagement, learning resources and student support according to the 2021 Good Universities Guide. Curtin University is also the top WA University for overall experience and skills development.
  • Be involved with innovative work that will make real-world health differences
  • Interaction with and learning from industry, government, and academic partners
  • Support and development of our future doctors.
  • Curtin's technology innovation partnerships including Innovation Central Perth, WA Data Science Innovation Hub, Curtin HIVE (Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch), and Optus-Curtin Innovation Alliance
  • For further information on Curtin and all our employee benefits visit https: //

    Essential Criteria:

  • Experience in health care delivery and the utilisation of technology including but not limited to health informatics, artificial intelligence and decision support, and point of care assessment modalities (e.g. ultrasound)
  • PhD or equivalent research experience
  • Demonstrated ability to generate research outputs and access competitive research funding
  • Experience in health care education and simulation
  • Experience and well-developed understanding of educational practice
  • Next steps To apply, please complete the online application form via the link below, noting we cannot accept resumes sent to the below email address.

    Please provide a cover letter and resume that includes sufficient information and examples relating to the relevant selection criteria (outlined above) to allow us to assess your suitability for the role.

    To view a copy of the Academic Role Statement for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

    https: //

    Applications close: 9pm AWST, 6 February 2022

    Contact details If you have any queries in relation to the application process, please contact our careers team at

    Alternatively for any queries relating to the specifics of the role please contract Prof Graeme Maguire, Associate Dean, Discipline of Medicine, Curtin Medical School (

    Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

    We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

    We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia's Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2022).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).
  • Disclaimer Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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