Head of Medicine
University of Queensland



About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.


As part of our commitment to research excellence, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and post-fellowship contracts via our UQ Amplify initiative.


At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. Not only do we have one of the largest PhD enrolments in Australia, but we have also made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.


About This Opportunity 

A Senior Lecturer will focus their efforts on leveraging their established record of achievement in teaching (including clinical teaching, where appropriate), research and service and engagement to coordinate or lead the activities of other staff and is expected to have an active and effective record of supervising Higher Degree by Research students successfully to completion as principal supervisor. As a teaching focussed academic at level C the incumbent is expected to have achieved national recognition and have a developing international profile in their field of research, which might include the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

An Associate Professor will consistently demonstrate excellence in teaching, the scholarship of teaching and service and engagement. Additionally, an outstanding level of performance is expected in one of the areas of teaching or scholarship of teaching and learning. At this level the incumbent is expected to have achieved impact at a national and international level.
As a teaching focused academic at level D the incumbent expected to demonstrate institutional leadership and will have a track record of effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students (where appropriate).


Purpose of the role

The Head of MD Learning Hub is a key leadership position within the UQ Medical School.

The primary purpose of the role is to lead, manage, and review the provision of high-quality education within the first year and parts of the second year of the medical program on the St Lucia Campus. Critical to this is the development of strong and collegial relationships with key stakeholders in the School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, Academy for Medical Education, and the Clinical Schools, as well as relevant areas within the Faculties of Science, Health and Behavioural Sciences and Humanities and Social Science, who contribute teaching to the MD Program and have programs feeding students into the MD Program.


Key responsibilities will include

  • Academic Leadership: Lead the MD Learning Hub to promote a positive and safe learning environment and a culture that encourages and facilitates the pursuit of excellence in medical education and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

  • Teaching: Be an effective and professional role model and contribute to a positive student experience.

  • Research: Engage personally in scholarly or research activities, including where appropriate participation in projects, and the publication of scholarly papers.

  • Supervision and Researcher Development: Effectively lead and develop employee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching and professional development.

  • Citizenship and Service: Contribute to a respectful, inclusive, and culturally safe workplace and learning environment and consistently demonstrate behaviours that align to the UQ Values


This is a teaching focused position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ’s Criteria for Academic Performance.


This is a full-time (100%), continuing position. At Academic level C or D.


At Level C The full time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $128,9 - $147,717 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range of $149,888 - $172,83


At Level D The full time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $154,254 - $169,941 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range of $180,477 - $198,831.


As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.


The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad:  from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.


About You  

  • Medical degree or postgraduate qualification (PhD or MD by research) in an area related to medicine or medical education, or both.
  • An established profile in teaching and research in the discipline area.
  • A track record in the scholarship of teaching and learning, or in biomedical research, as demonstrated by grant income, supervision of higher degree students and publication record.
  • Evidence of a high level of quality teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level across a variety of settings, including small and large groups.
  • Demonstrated experience and capacity in the provision of medical education.
  • Experience in successful professional leadership and management in a clinical and/or educational environment.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships, work collaboratively with colleagues and to represent and promote the interests of the school to other academic units, government and professional bodies.
  • Highly developed organisational skills, and the ability to deliver operational efficiencies in a complex working environment
  • A growing record of meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with a strong contribution to external activities.
  • A medical qualification and eligibility for registration as a medical practitioner in Australia will be highly regarded


In addition to Level C, a Level D academic is expected to have:

  • A sustained record of excellence in teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning, demonstrated institutional leadership in these areas and impact at national and international levels.


In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • 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. 

  • 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.


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Michael Reade, Director, Greater Brisbane Clinical School, ea.gbcs@uq.edu.au


For application queries or a full job description, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line. 

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the ‘About You’ section


Other Information 

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au 


If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.


Applications close Sunday 19th November at 11.00pm AEST (R-30223). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for December 14th, 2023.

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