Monday, 26 October 2015

University of Queensland,Head of Discipline of Medical Ethics Jobs in Australia

Law and Professional Practice

School of Medicine

The School of Medicine is a leading provider of medical education and medical research in Queensland, with the country's largest medical program. The four year graduate entry medical program offers
an integrated, case-based curriculum including early clinical experiences. The School is a diverse enterprise operating over multiple sites, with Queensland Health and private health service providers as major partners. Geographically, the School extends throughout Queensland with major sites in Brisbane, the outer metropolitan areas, and a number of rural and remote area facilities throughout the rest of the state. The UQ medical degree is also delivered overseas in Brunei and the United States of America, emphasising the global nature of the School.

The role

The prestigious role of the Head of Discipline of Medical Ethics, Law and Professional Practice (MELPP) will provide academic leadership in the discipline and will be expected to sustain a vibrant research program, to facilitate growth, innovation and enterprise within both the Discipline of MELPP and the School of Medicine more generally. They will have will have a demonstrated high level of skills within, and a commitment to, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research and service. The appointee will play an important role in the management of relationships with the community, relevant professions, students and other stakeholders of the School.

The person

The successful candidate will have substantial leadership experience and skill, strong background in medical ethics/medical law, preferably combining this with a clinical background in the health professions, together with strong organisational management skills. Applicants must hold postgraduate qualifications at PhD level or equivalent and ideally have qualifications permitting registration as a health practitioner in the State of Queensland. Demonstrated teaching skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and an ability to establish relationships and promote the Discipline of MELPP at a University or wider community level are essential. Evidence of a contribution to research, including successful external grant applications and an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues will also be required.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level D (Associate Professor) or Academic Level E (Professor). Appointment as Head of Discipline will be full-time for five years in the first instance with possible extension. Following the term as Head of Discipline, the position will revert to a continuing appointment in the School of Medicine.
The base Level D salary is in the range $128,107 to $141,136 p.a. (FTE) and base Level E salary is $165,020 p.a. (FTE) plus relevant loadings, with 17% superannuation paid in addition.

Position description

Headof Discipline MELPP_Final.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Darrell Crawford, on +61 7 3365 5316 or
To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.
For information on completing the application process clickhere.

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