Professor or Associate Professor for First Peoples Health
Griffith University School of Medicine

About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a School of Medicine flagship postgraduate program, which prepares highly able graduates for practice and further training as a medical practitioner. Entry to the MD program is highly competitive. The final two years of the four-year program are principally undertaken as facilitated experiential learning in clinical settings. The MD is delivered at the Gold Coast campus (~180 students per year) and from this year, at the Sunshine Coast (50 students). Currently, 16 First People are enrolled in the MD.

Within the Health Group, of which the School of Medicine forms part, the First Peoples Health Unit provides high-level leadership and strategic direction on First People’s health in the areas of learning and teaching, research and engagement.

The opportunity
The successful applicant will lead a dedicated team embedding First Peoples perspectives and knowledges across the School of Medicine to enhance curriculum content, research and engagement both internally and externally to Griffith University. The position holds specific responsibility for the development and implementation of high-quality teaching and assessment in First Peoples health in the Griffith medical program and other programs in the School of Medicine.

To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement, under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, that applicants are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

These are continuing, full time positions based at the Gold Coast campus with travel to the Sunshine Coast campus.

About you
The successful candidate will have postgraduate qualifications in health or education at a Masters level or higher. The successful appointee will also have clinical experience as a medical practitioner in the field of First Peoples Health, or in a discipline that is highly relevant to the health needs of First Peoples. Intimate knowledge of the culture and traditions of First Peoples in Australia with a well-recognised connection to and engagement with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Salary range
Associate Professor, Level D: $139,183 - $153,337 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $162,844 - $179,404 per annum.

Professor, Level E: $179,288 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contributions: $209,766.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description: 112960_InformationPack.pdf
  • Please address the selection criteria for the level for which you are applying.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Professor Lennert Veerman, Professor of Public Health and DHC Theme Lead on +61 (0) 7 5678 0522.

For application queries, please contact Jinita Dhall, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6551.

Closing date: Tuesday, 24 September at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

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