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Lecturer - Rural Work Integrated Learning

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Work type: Part time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Teaching Focused

  • A seasoned pracademic, supporting placed-based rural health training in Tasmania
  • Join a multidisciplinary environment to collaborate with local health professionals, academics and community
  • Drive equity in rural health through education and research excellence

Salary description - Competitive salary depending on experience +17% super

The Opportunity

The Centre for Rural Health (CRH) at the School of Health Sciences, within the College of Health and Medicine, is offering four distinct opportunities for Lecturers in Rural Work Integrated Learning, each specialising in Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Occupational Therapy, or Speech Pathology. These part-time positions are associated with the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program, aimed at improving the recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural and remote Tasmania. The Rural Health Training Site is situated within Corumbene’s Health and Wellness Hub, which is a custom-built facility seeking health professional and health service tenants to provide community-based primary health care services. You will find more information about the Health and Wellness Hub here:

The Lecturers in Rural Work Integrated Learning will therefore be collocated with a diverse range of health-related enterprises that offer collaborative and holistic primary health care services.

The Lecturers will supervise student cohorts in their respective disciplines and across interprofessional cohorts and participate in the design and delivery of rural training programs at the New Norfolk rural health training site. They will also collaborate with the broader CRH team to contribute to the CRH’s research and evaluation program investigating the impacts of rural learning experiences on students’ work readiness, rural and remote practice understanding, and attraction to future rural health positions. Each lecturer will play a crucial role in delivering and supporting place-based rural training, conducting research, and engaging with local communities.

About the University

At the University of Tasmania, success takes a quiet determination and adaptability. In turn, this makes us broader, more rounded, multi-skilled thinkers and creative problem solvers, and it sees our institution generate powerful ideas for and from Tasmania. Because of our unique setting and challenges we go beyond creating places of learning. We strive to stimulate economic growth, lift literacy, improve health outcomes for Tasmania and nurture our environment as it nurtures us. We welcome enquiring minds, from near and far, to join us in our pursuit of the extraordinary.

What’s Required

You will require a deep understanding of primary health care, interprofessional collaborative practice, service learning, and community development in rural and remote Australia. You’ll have an extensive record in the relevant field and/or rural health research or evaluation, demonstrated by quality publications and presentations. Experience in university-level teaching or applying educational principles is essential, along with a history of building productive relationships within the allied health disciplines, professions, health care industry, and communities.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree and practicing membership of a relevant professional association in relation to candidates’ discipline of expertise of either Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Speech Pathology or Dietetics is essential.
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People registration
  • Current National Police Clearance Certificate
  • Current “C” class driver’s license 

What’s on Offer?

You’ll have access to staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few. Undertake the unique opportunity to shape the future of rural healthcare in Tasmania and beyond, within a newly established program of work. On offer are salary packaging options, 17% superannuation and relocation assistance for those considering a move.

Belong - Be You

People are at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is to ensure that our people feel encouraged and supported to bring their whole selves to work. Fostering diversity and inclusion is our key priority, supporting our communities to come together in ways that empower connection, learning, belonging and growth. Celebrating the strengths that diversity brings will enable us to achieve our vision and mission. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

Considering a move to Hobart to take up this opportunity?

Offering a breath of fresh air, our island State’s wild landscapes, unique towns and fascinating history have something for everyone. Tasmania has crafted a unique brand of creativity and adventure; case in point: world-famous MONA and the New Norfolk Bush Inn, one of Australia’s oldest Pubs. Our world-famous food and wine provide an abundance of fresh seafood, family-run wineries and distilleries, and culinary experiences celebrating farm-fresh produce.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you.

  • Please provide your up-to-date resume,
  • A 1- 2-page cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, how your skills align and which role you are applying for.

For further information about this position, please contact  

Rural Work Candidate Brochure June 2024.pdf

Position Description Lecturer Dietetics.pdf

Position Description Lecturer Exercise Physiology.pdf

Position Description Lecturer Occupational Therapy.pdf

Position Description Lecturer Speech Pathology.pdf

Applications close Sunday 21st of July at 11.55pm.

Interviews will be held on the 25th of July.

COVID-19 Update: The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians. Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

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