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Director, Rural Clinical School Hervey Bay

Apply now Job No:510980
Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Academic Level C ($119,548.53 - $137,846.50)
Work type:Part Time - Fixed Term
Location: Other

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School (UQRCS) envisages 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 central and western regional Queensland, the 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 up to $9 million per annum provided through the Australian Government’s Multidisciplinary Rural Health Training (MRHT) program and a capital works portfolio in excess of $20 million, UQRCS is a substantial enterprise. Read more here.

About This Opportunity

UQ’s Rural Clinical School is offering an opportunity to engage and provide effective strategic and operational leadership, management, teaching, learning and research activities to the Hervey Bay site in order to enhance the provision of medical services within rural and regional Australia.

As the Director, you will report to the Head of the Rural Clinical School and operate in line with the strategic and operational goals of the UQRCS, Faculty of Medicine and engage and collaborate with WBHHS and the broader Fraser Coast community.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking a highly engaging, collaborative and strategic Director with a focus on achieving results, whilst supporting learners and colleagues. The appointee must have a medical qualification including fellowship of a specialist college (or equivalent), a proven ability to manage, lead and mentor staff and have a demonstrated ability to contribute to building medical research capability within a region. 

The successful candidate will need to have excellent stakeholder engagement skills to effectively collaborate and partner with a broad range of agencies – community, professional, industry and government.

A vision for the future needs and development of medicine and the provision of services within rural and regional Australia as well as a contribution to research, scholarship and successful external grant applications is highly desirable

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

What We Can Offer

This is a part-time (0.5), fixed term position until December 2021 at Academic Level C or D depending on the candidates expertise. The full-time equivalent base salary at Level C or D remuneration package is in the ranges of:

Level C: $119,548 - $137,846 plus superannuation contributions of up to 17%

Level D: $143,945 - $158,584 plus superannuation contributions of up to 17%

Position Description

Download File 3011109_Director UQRCS Hervey Bay.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Riitta Partanen on email

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter
  • Response to key selection criteria
  • Resume

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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