Course Coordinator – Mental Health (Level C or D)
Job Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs
Employer: The University of Queensland
$121k – $161k p.a. + plus 17% superannuation
- Clinical Academic Level C/D
- Part Time, Fixed Term position
- UQ Job Reference R-02456
- Closing date: 24 December 2021
About This Opportunity
This is an exciting opportunity for a Course Coordinator – Mental Health (Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor) to focus their efforts on leveraging their established record of achievement in in clinical teaching, clinical research and service and engagement.
The primary purpose of the Course Coordinator component of this position is to coordinate the delivery of a Discipline specific course “Mental Health” that forms part of Phase 2 of the MD program. The course is offered via clinical placements in various locations, which provide a framework for clinical learning in this discipline. Students use their self-directed learning techniques and knowledge acquired during Years 1 and 2 of the MD to focus their learning within a hospital environment.
The Course Coordinator will contribute to UQ vision of creating change through transformational learning by helping to develop and implement an innovative medical program that prepares graduates for their future. The Course Coordinator will facilitate the integration of research-informed teaching, utilise active learning strategies including online resources, and develop effective assessment and feedback for enhanced learning outcomes. The Faculty of Medicine is committed to enhancing the student experience and this position is uniquely placed to create and nurture strong connections between Phase 2 students, the Faculty and the University. The incumbent may on occasion be required to visit sites where students are placed.
Please note this position is closely align to R-02555 – Senior Lecturer/ Assoc Professor (Clinical Academic in Psychiatry)
Key responsibilities include:
- Demonstrates an established record of effective contribution to a range of clinical teaching responsibilities for undergraduate, postgraduate and/or professional entry level students, including coordinating courses, preparing and delivering lectures and tutorials, and undertaking assessment and marking.
- Coordinate a significant aspect of a clinical teaching unit of specialty/subspecialty
- Coordinate the development of new programs and course material in the area of focus, by consulting with program advisors and stakeholders, ensuring courses are engaging, relevant and contemporary.
- Actively contribute towards educational practice and innovative curriculum design.
- Maintain and improve the quality of courses as measured through evaluation instruments to meet industry and educational standards.
- Provide high quality service to students, including academic counselling and advice.
- Understand and apply University Rules relevant to teaching and learning practice.
At level D
- Demonstrates a sustained, skilled, and collegial contribution to teaching and the student experience.
- Drive the ongoing improvement and development of new programs or a significant aspect of a program (e.g. a major, a clinical teaching unit or a field of study) to meet industry and educational standards.
- Exhibit exemplary design in curricular and assessment practices that contributes to enhanced student learning outcomes.
- Lead educational practice to adapt and introduce novel teaching and learning approaches and technologies (including online learning and alternative teaching methods and resources) to inspire students’ participation and achieve enhanced learning outcomes.
- Carry out clinical teaching for undergraduate, postgraduate and/or professional entry level students, including coordinating courses, preparing and delivering lectures and tutorials, and undertaking assessment and marking.
- Take a leadership role in clinical program development.
- Maintain and active record of producing quality clinical research outputs consistent with discipline norms as lead contributor, by publishing or exhibiting in national research journals, other appropriate refereed publications and/or state/national guidelines for clinical practice.
- Participate in or contribute as chief investigator role in applications for significant research funding to support projects and activities, which includes actively seeking, obtaining and managing research funding.
- Contribute to progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology and practices to research end users through translation, including commercialisation of UQ intellectual property.
- Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.
At level D
- Maintain a record of outstanding contributions to the field and producing quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms as lead contributor, by publishing in high quality national and international research journals, other appropriate refereed publications and conference publications.
- Initiate and lead funding initiatives and applications as chief investigator role in applications for significant research funding to support projects and activities, which includes actively seeking, obtaining and managing research funding.
- Lead the progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology and practices to research end users through translation, including commercialisation of UQ intellectual property.
- Participates in discipline service, including service on leading editorial boards, or other discipline leadership positions
- Undertake clinical research that where possible impacts on policy and practices resulting in internationally recognised achievements in the research area.
Supervision and Researcher Development
- Act as Principal Supervisor to Higher Degree by Research students.
- Contribute to the supervision of students in advanced or speciality training programs (who may or may not be formally enrolled in Higher Degree by Research programs).
- Demonstrates and leads others in the responsible conduct of research.
- Demonstrates effectiveness in supervision and management and development of researcher capability and skill.
- Lead the facilitation of engagement opportunities for supervisees
- Effective lead and develop employee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.
- Manage staff effectively throughout the employee lifecycle in accordance with University policy and procedures. Working to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.
- Encourage individual/team commitment in the pursuit of results and mentor more junior academics and researchers.
Coordination and Relationships
- Develop a cooperative working relationship with the relevant Head of Mayne Academy that ensures the delivery of an appropriate and high quality course across all sites.
- Coordinate the delivery of the course across all clinical sites of the School of Clinical Medicine, as well as to sites within the Rural Clinical School and the Ochsner Clinical School.
- Communicate effectively with students and administrators regarding course matters, implementation and review of course evaluations, and review of student outcomes
- Consult effectively with students, other course coordinators, the Phase 2 Academic Lead, the relevant Head of Mayne Academy, academics at clinical sites, hospital staff, and other key stakeholders as required.
- Establish a partnership with student body representatives to further enhance the student experience during the rotation.
- Attend the Phase 2 and Assessment Subcommittee meetings or any other meetings as requested by the Head of Academy.
- Lead the development of assessment materials, and delivery of assessment and feedback to students;
- Develop and manage assessment materials related to the courses, and participate in formative and summative assessments of students, including but not limited to mini CEX, as well as assessment reviews and standard setting.
- Coordinate and monitor student evaluations and feedback about their learning in the course.
Citizenship and Service
- Consistently demonstrate behaviours that align to the UQ values.
- Shows leadership of self and others through mentoring, collaboration and a responsibility for staff wellbeing.
- Demonstrate a track record of achievement in relation to internal service roles, including high level of collaboration and participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.
- Establish a track record of collaboration in relation to external service activities.
- Advance external links and partnerships by collaborating on external activities and sustain relationships with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.
This role is subject to The University’s Code of Conduct.
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- Completion of an advanced professional qualification or Higher Degree by Research in the discipline area.
- An established profile in clinical teaching and/or clinical research in the discipline area.
- Expert industry knowledge and extensive experience in a general or specialist capacity, including evidence of dissemination of new and innovative clinical techniques.
- A record of peer reviewed publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences, in conjunction with evidence of contribution towards successful applications for external research funding.
- Evidence of a substantial senior contribution to quality clinical teaching at undergraduate postgraduate and/or professional entry level.
- A strong track record of course coordination and participation in the development and continuous innovation of new programs, curriculum design and course material in the discipline area.
- A solid record of the contribution to the supervision of students in advanced or 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.
What We Can Offer
This is a Part-time, % FTE Fixed-term position until 31 December 2026 at Academic Level C/D
- At Academic Level C, base salary will be in the range $121,939 – $140,603, plus super of up to 17%. The total package will be in the range $142,668 – $164,505.
- At Academic Level D, base salary will be in the range $146,824 – $161,756, plus super of up to 17%. The total package will be in the range $171,784 – $189,254.
Please note the successful candidate/s appointment may be progressed as a Conjoint/Secondment through Qld Health.
For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.
To discuss this role please contact Gerard Byrne.
For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.
Want to Apply?
All applicants must supply the following documents:
* Cover letter
* Responses to the ‘About You’ section
To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels, including direct email, will not be accepted.
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.
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.
AHPRA registration: Is it a requirement of this position that the incumbent holds and maintains full AHPRA registration.
Fellowship – the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists: It is a requirement of this position that the incumbent holds and maintains a specialist qualification recognised by The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
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