First listed on: 30 October 2018

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Psychiatry 

  • Deliver and develop the academic program of the Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) and electives in the Master of Medicine suite of degrees in the prestigious Brain and Mind Centre     
  • Expertise (level D) or interest in developing expertise (level C) in research in mental health, medical education  and workforce development
  • Contribute to the education of our psychiatrist workforce
  • Part-time (0.4FTE) continuing; remuneration package: up to $182K p.a. pro rata which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super; a clinical loading will also be paid where eligible

About the opportunity 

We are seeking to appoint a qualified psychiatrist to course coordination role to oversee all aspects of the Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) including curriculum development, delivery and accreditation with relevant professional bodies, and ensuring a high-quality student experience.  You will operate in a complex clinical and academic environment and will need to demonstrate influencing and negotiation skills on a day-to-day basis.  Appointment at the higher level (Level D Associate Professor) will also require leadership in research along with teaching and administration and input into psychiatry clinical or education delivery across NSW and or Australia

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor – (Psychiatry) Course Coordinator who:

  • registration as a medical practitioner in Australia and a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and extensive experience as a consultant psychiatrist
  • subspecialty experience in psychiatry for example addiction medicine, old age psychiatry, youth mental health, child and adolescent psychiatry, mood disorders and or body-mind medicine etc
  • considerable experience in teaching and learning activities in a university or similar environment; experience in the development of postgraduate education and training courses
  • experience of fostering collaborative relations with internal and external stakeholders
  • superior interpersonal, communication, team building and leadership skills to work effectively, in a dynamic, cross-disciplinary environment
  • ability to plan, implement, evaluate and continually improve service range and quality
  • highly developed organisational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and manage time effectively
  • a Doctor of Philosophy and experience with research supervision of higher degrees as well as current and future research activities for the Level D position.


  • experience with educational or training program accreditation
  • experience in a biomedical or mental health or education research environment
  • capacity to deliver the stage 1 and or stage 2 RANZCP syllabus
  • experience with securing education grants.

About us

The Brain and Mind Centre  is a leading research entity within Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. It brings together patients, support groups and front-line carers, including psychiatrists and neurologists, with a team of scientists and clinicians working in neurosciences and brain research, all housed together in an environment that promotes synergy of effort and sharing of ideas.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 2125/1018C to apply.

Closing date: Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 11.30pm

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.



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