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Element: School of Medicine
Work type: Continuing, full-time
The School of Medicine is internationally known for its innovation and excellence in medical research and education. Through its local and international partnerships, the School of Medicine seeks to improve the health of urban, rural and remote communities through leadership and collaboration. In particular, the School of Medicine has a strong commitment to developing leadership in First Peoples Health and this role is key to that mission.
The successful candidate will provide professional and cultural leadership in First Peoples Health through management of the First Peoples Health Unit. The position holds specific responsibility for the development and implementation of high quality teaching, assessment, learning and teaching scholarship, cultural competencies and curriculum in First Peoples Health in the Griffith medical program. This will involve a personal commitment and contribution to teaching and assessment as part of the 'Doctor and Health in the Community' theme, in which the focus is principally on aspects of First Peoples Health education, teaching cultural competence and the role of the doctor, health professionals and wider health organisations in 'Closing the Gap' for First Peoples Health outcomes.
Griffith University has significant strength in research relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and this position would further expand the repertoire of research into First Peoples Health at Griffith University. The appointee will collaborate with the Griffith Health Institute, a large multidisciplinary research institute with a focus on chronic disease prevention, and also with the Health Institute for the Development of Education and Scholarship (IDEAS) based at the Griffith Health Centre, Gold Coast Campus.
The appointee will have clinical experience as a medical practitioner in the field of First Peoples Health and a well-recognised connection to and engagement with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. The successful candidate will have significant experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and a track record of policy development and/or evidenced based research around First Peoples health and well-being.
An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated.
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Confidential enquiries should be directed to Professor Simon Broadley, Head, School of Medicine at email@example.com
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Closing date: 4.30pm Monday 3 February 2014
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