Rural Medical Education Research & Evaluation Fellow

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Sep 21, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0057003
Location: Shepparton
Role type:
Part time (0.6-0.8FTE); Fixed-term to 31 December 2024
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Rural Health
Classification is either Level A or Level B depending on experience and qualifications.
Level A - $75,289 - $102,163 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% super or Level B - $107,547- $127,707 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Department of Rural Health

The Department of Rural Health is a department within the Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne. The Department is based in Shepparton, Ballarat, Bendigo (in partnership with Monash University and La Trobe University) and Wangaratta and has associations with more than 40 smaller rural towns in Victoria.

The Department works closely with the local community and healthcare partners to ensure that we remain relevant and connected. Our partnerships underpin our teaching and research. The Department of Rural Health is funded primarily by the Australian Government Department of Health’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program.

About the Role

The University of Melbourne was the first Australian medical school to launch the master’s level Doctor of Medicine (MD) qualification producing medical professionals ready to work in complex environments and become global leaders. The Melbourne Medical School delivers the four-year MD, drawing on several departments including rural health and medical education.

The Research and Evaluation Fellow will be based with the Department of Rural Health (Rural Clinical School) and work with the Director of Evaluation and Quality, Department of Medical Education, to undertake research focused primarily on the MD rural pathway that enables students to stay and train rural for the entire four years of medical school. The appointee will develop and undertake research and evaluation activities informing the recruitment and retention of the rural medical workforce and the delivery of MD training in a rural context.

Responsibilities include:

About You
You possess a demonstrated high-level organizational and administrative skills with a demonstrated ability to independently manage competing work priorities on tight timelines in a high-stakes context. You have a proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

You will also have:

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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