Clinical Academic (Indigenous Health) – Southern Queensland Rural Health

The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which UQ operates. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.


About This Opportunity 

This is an exciting opportunity for an Indigenous Clinical Academic to work in the area of rural Indigenous health. As the Clinical Academic (Indigenous Health), you will be directly responsible for supporting effective, high quality rural education experiences for Indigenous clinicians and health students undertaking placements across rural and remote southern Queensland.

The role will oversee the identification of education and training needs and the development and delivery of programs for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are part of the rural health workforce, to assist career development and enable enhancement of skills in providing health services. The role will work closely with relevant staff from SQRH and the UQ Rural Clinical School to undertake these activities.

Located in either Toowoomba or Charleville, the appointee will be required to travel within the Darling Downs and South West regions as needed.

This role is subject to The University’s Code of Conduct.


About You

We’re searching for a Clinical Academic with broad clinical experience and at least three years of recent practice experience. The appointee will bring a growing profile in clinical teaching and/or clinical research to the role. Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency or eligibility for membership of the relevant professional representative body is essential.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to improving rural and remote area health and outstanding interpersonal and communications skills to effectively communicate with people from a diverse range of educational and cultural backgrounds, particularly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations.

To view detailed information on the position, including the key duties and requirements, please refer to the Appointment Booklet.


What We Can Offer

This is a full-time (100% FTE), fixed-term position up to 31 December 2024 at Academic Level B.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $101,533 – $120,570 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $118,794 – $141,067 per annum. Supplementary allowances, including a relocation allowance, may be negotiated.

The following flexible employment options may be available for this role: part-time/job share; some working from home; variable start or finish times.

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 – 2021.



To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Geoff Argus.

For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.


Want to Apply? 

To submit an application for this role, go to the UQ Careers portal and use the Apply button.

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the About You section within the Appointment Booklet
  • Resume

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box during the application form.


Other Information 

The University of Queensland considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld) and the filling of this position constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld). The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases, which may include the COVID-19 vaccination.

Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].


Applications close: 11 July 2022


Job No: R-10532


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