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Program Convenor and Theme Lead

Apply now Job No:511378
Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Acad Teach Focused Level D ($143,945.83 - $158,584.76)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Herston

The Office of Medical Education

The Office of Medical Education (OME) is responsible for the smooth running of the UQ MD program and for leading the provision of a high quality educational experience supported by robust assessment. The OME’s aim is to ensure that graduates are well prepared to be doctors who provide excellent healthcare to their patients and communities wherever in the world they practice.

The OME takes a whole-of-program approach to the education of medical students. This is a highly collaborative endeavour in which the OME works closely with the various stakeholder groups, including clinical schools, to enable UQ medical graduates to be well prepared to move on to the next stage of medical training.  

About This Opportunity

The Program Convenor and Theme Lead is a key leadership role for our UQ MD Program.  The two primary purposes of the role are to lead: the coordination of the MD/MBBS curriculum across all UQ sites; and a key theme in the new UQ MD program that is due to commence in 2023.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with Discipline Heads, Clinical Unit Heads and Course Coordinators to encourage consistency in education and curriculum across courses, clinical sites and disciplines;
  • Provide advice and support to course coordinators, Clinical Unit Heads, Heads of Clinical Units, Heads of School, in order to support the implementation of the current MD curriculum;
  • Plan, conduct and review evaluations of the program and student outcomes with the aim improving teaching quality and effectiveness;
  • Provide strategic oversight of the assessment processes and practices used within the MD Curriculum to ensure consistent high quality assessments.
  • Lead a minimum of one curricular theme and contribute to all six themes of the new UQ MD as relevant

Our Ideal Candidate

In addition to being medically qualified with a postgraduate medical education qualifications (or an outstanding record of scholarly activity in medical education), we are seeking candidates with experience in academic leadership, exceptional skills in the development of innovative medical education, and a proven track record in running complex courses. 

In addition, you will also be an experienced leader with strong interpersonal and people management skills to lead and develop multidisciplinary teams. 

What We Can Offer

This is a full time, fixed term appointment at Academic Teaching Focused Level D.  The remuneration package will be in the range $143,945 - $158,584, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

Download File 511378_Program Convenor_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Kirsty Foster, Director Office of Medical Education (

Want to Apply?

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

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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