Head of Rural Clinical School
University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine

Head of Rural Clinical School

Apply now Job No:513825
Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Other

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School (UQRCS) is committed to securing a self-sustaining medical workforce for regional Queensland through excellence in medical education, research, and community service.  With a footprint encompassing the greater part of southern, central and western regional Queensland, the Rural Clinical School comprises four clinical sites – Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Toowoomba. Significant investment in people and training infrastructure at each site provides the operational focus for a network of smaller clinical training locations in host communities across the state.  With a recurrent budget of over $10 million per annum provided through the Australian Government’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program (RHMT), UQRCS is a substantial enterprise. 

More information about the UQ Rural Clinical School can be found here.

About This Opportunity

As Head of the Rural Clinical School (RCS), you will be accountable for the leadership and management of the School, the development of a rural medical workforce, and the management of the Faculty’s relationships with associated hospitals and health services.

Working closely with key stakeholders, both internally and externally to the University, major components of the role include the provision, organisation and mobilisation of teaching and research across all RCS sites.

Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Fostering a culture that encourages and facilitates the pursuit of excellence and international profile in research, teaching and community engagement,
  • Overseeing Human Resource matters, including the recruitment and selection of staff, annual staff performance appraisal, and resolving under-performance and staff grievances.
  • Providing academic leadership to foster excellence in teaching and learning across the medical training continuum with partner Hospital and Health Services and universities.
  • Working with Heads of Mayne Academies and the Office of Medical Education to develop the educational capabilities of teachers and supervisors.
  • Building and enhancing the Rural Clinical School’s research capabilities

This position can be located at any one of our four Rural Clinical Schools (Toowoomba, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg or Rockhampton), however travel will be required between the UQRCS sites and any of the University’s domestic campuses or locations.

The position reports to the Medical Dean, Professor Stuart Carney.

Our Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have substantial leadership experience and skill, demonstrated expertise in addressing the maldistribution of the rural health workforce, together with strong organisational and business management skills.

Applicants must possess a medical qualification in either a general practice or specialist area, and eligibility for registration as a medical practitioner in Australia. Demonstrated expertise teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and an ability to establish relationships and promote the Rural Clinical School at a University or wider community level are essential.

Finally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record in research, as evidenced by high impact and cited publications, mentoring outcomes and international profile.

For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached Booklet.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, 5-year fixed term position at Academic Level D or E, commensurate with experience.

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant, including 17% superannuation.

In addition, you will be able to take advantage of recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, on-site parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File HeadRCS_AppointmentBooklet.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Stuart Carney, Deputy Executive Dean and Medical Dean via med.medicaldean@uq.edu.au

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter (indicating the level you wish to be considered for)
  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (in the attached booklet)
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Advertised: 21 Apr 2021
Applications close: 19 May 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Medicinoxy


All Jobs


Harvard University Academic Positions

Osaka University Academic Opportunities

Purdue University Job Postings for Faculty Positions

Texas Tech University Faculty Openings

Tsinghua University Job Postings

University of Cambridge Job Openings

University of Geneva Faculty Opportunities

University of Hamburg Academic Positions

University of New South Wales Job Openings

University of Nottingham Research Positions

University of Oslo Academic Jobs

University of Saskatchewan Faculty Positions

University of Southampton Research Vacancies

University of Tokyo Current Academic Vacancies

University of Toronto Open Faculty Positions