Director, Adelaide Rural Clinic School

Jan 08, 2019
Feb 05, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
  • Level E ($180,851) or Level D ($140,845 to $154,965) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply.
  • Continuing, Full Time (1FTE) position available
  • A rare and exciting opportunity to join the University of Adelaide and work across rural areas of South Australia, helping shape and address the shortage of rural based health for today and into the future.

    This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join the University of Adelaide and work across rural areas of South Australia, helping shape and address the shortage of rural based health for today and into the future. Reporting directly to the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, you will be expected to support and assist the faculty shape and deliver the strategic plan to address rural health care.

    The Rural Clinical School offers programs that seek to address the shortage of rural based health professionals. It supports all students with an interest in rural practice into the medical programs, and we foster links into postgraduate rural training programs utilising multiple distance education platforms and technologies to promote both inter-professional learning and a lifelong pattern of learning.

    The successful applicant will also need to represent the Faculty with external organizations such as the alumni, state and federal government agencies, industry, collaborating organisations, professional bodies and the general community. 


    To be successful you will need:

    • A PhD in, or equivalent in the field of medicine, allied health, public health, teaching, research and/or rural health care practice,
    • Demonstrated ability and experience in carrying out innovative teaching activities, as required, which are academically relevant and reflect pedagogical, student and industry needs and standards.
    • Demonstrated experience in the leadership and management of people, financial resources and infrastructure, with the ability to build cohesive and collaborative teams.
    • Ability to engage and be open to collaboration and the sharing of ideas with the broader academic community across the University, Australia and internationally.
    • Extensive clinical experience in rural medicine relevant to rural South Australia
    • A record of research related to rural medicine or health with strong evidence of sustained productivity.
    • A commitment to providing culturally responsive health care and improving the wellbeing for the local Aboriginal community.
    • Ability to supervise HDR students.
    • Willingness to travel extensively by car and air


    Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your faculty's broader role

    The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of five schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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    If you want to change tomorrow, act today

    Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 5 Feburary 2019.


    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Tina Pantelis

    Team Leader HR Operations

    P: +61 (8) 8313 0895


    You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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