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Senior Lecturer - General Practice

Join the University of Sydney as a Senior Lecturer – General Practice and be recognized at a National level for your contribution to research and education

Located at the Rural Clinical School (Northern Rivers), known locally as the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH)

Fixed term for 18-month part time at 7.5 hours per week and base salary $127,585 pro rata p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 
We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for Senior Lecturers – General Practice to join The University of Sydney’s Rural Clinical School. The Senior Lecturer (General Practice) position is primarily responsible for supporting the GP teaching during GP/ Community term. Students are from the three North Coast Medical Education Collaboration universities (University of Sydney, University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University and Lismore Hub). This role includes contribution to the community of educators at UCRH, working to promote a culture of teaching with a strong focus on clinical medicine, rural health issues, Aboriginal Health and Interdisciplinary learning.
Reporting into the Academic Lead – Medicine we have multiple fixed term positions working 7.5 hours per week however we may negotiate hours for the right candidate and if this meets the requirement of the role. The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.
About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for  Senior Lecturers – General Practice who have:

Medical qualifications from a recognised tertiary institution
Working in General Practice and holding unconditional clinical practice registration with AHPRA.
Holds a current fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and/or Fellowship with College of Rural and Remote Medicine, as recognised by AHPRA
Extensive experience in medical education–specifically General Practice teaching and training in a rural context and in assessment of clinical knowledge and skills
Understanding of and experience of General Practice in rural health sector

At the University, a Senior Lecturer is expected to make a significant contribution to the research, education and administrative endeavours of their School/ Faculty while building their reputation towards becoming an authority in the discipline.
About us
This position is within the Rural Clinical School – Northern Rivers, Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.  The University of Sydney’s Rural Clinical School (Northern Rivers), known locally as the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH), is a vibrant collaborative academic hub for rural health development. UCRH is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, an area characterised by significant disparities in social and economic conditions, a rapidly growing and ageing population, and a relatively high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.UCRH has campuses in Lismore, Murwillumbah and Grafton, and provides a supportive and cooperative educational environment and exceptional teaching facilities. A network of relationships, including public and private hospitals, GP practices and private specialist practices, allied health and aboriginal medical services, combine to give students excellent patient, allied health and doctor access across a breadth of patient scenarios.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students. 
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1050/0519F to apply.
Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Dr Ellen McGirr, Academic Lead, Medical Programs 02 6620 7375 or ellen.mcgirr
For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Persa Tzakis, Recruitment Partner on 02 8627 7612 or
Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Closing date: 11:59pm on 19 June 2019
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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Senior Lecturer - General Practice Sydney University
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