First listed on: 19 June 2019

Lecturer in Rural Health (Clinical Educator)


  • Build relationships and network with health care professionals
  • Help enhance student placement experiences
  • Engage in research and deliver projects

The Role

  • Fixed Term (until December 2020), Full Time
  • Level B - $94,478 to $112,099 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Orange

A unique opportunity exists in the Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health to support the development of quality rural clinical training experiences for health professional students.

Take the lead in building and maintaining relationships with community, clinicians and develop internal networks to ensure the continued success of students in rural clinical placements whilst taking on an active body of research that aligns with the objectives of the University Department of Rural Health.

This position would ideally suit an individual with a clinical background or current registration in health, with a passion to develop educational material, and a willingness to take on a body of academic research.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral or masters qualification appropriate to a relevant health discipline or equivalent clinical experience, accreditation and standing
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the discipline gained through industry experience and/or scholarly activities or similar, including a record of research/creative works or professional activity relevant to the discipline
  • Evidence of and a demonstrated commitment to the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching
  • Commitment to stakeholder and community engagement with the interests of bringing benefits to teaching, placements, course profile, scholarship and research

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

The Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) is a newly established UDRH based at Charles Sturt University in the Riverina and Central West region of New South Wales. The Three Rivers UDRH provides an opportunity for academic staff committed to educating a future rural health workforce.

The key activities of the UDRH are:

  • Raising the aspiration and success of Indigenous and rural students from the outer regional and remote footprint of the UDRH;
  • Growing capacity for collaborative quality community-led rural clinical training, particularly in smaller regional communities and across expanded practice areas such as disability, aged care, mental health and primary care;
  • Evaluating the activities of the UDRH, researching rural health workforce capabilities and trialling approaches to service delivery to enhance the health of rural Australians; and
  • Fostering the development of future rural health capabilities by developing new multidisciplinary resources and training programs.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Dr Sarah Hyde | Senior Lecturer in Rural Health | | Ph: 02 6365 7544

Closing Date: 11pm, 17 July 2019

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