Head of Clinical School, School of Rural Health (Dubbo/Orange)
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
5d ago
  • Exciting opportunity for a senior academic to join the leadership group within the Sydney Medical School
  • Provide leadership in medical and research education, and community engagement
  • 5-year fixed-term appointment with an attractive remuneration package
  • About the opportunity

    The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty in the University and contains seven academic schools : Sydney School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, Sydney Dental School, Sydney School of Health Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, Sydney Nursing School and Sydney Pharmacy School.

    Sydney Medical School includes both metropolitan and rural clinical schools. The Faculty have a long standing commitment to building the pipeline for rural regional health professionals and seeking to improve the health of people in rural and regional communities at our campuses at Broken Hill, Dubbo & Orange and in the Northern Rivers / Lismore, with programs funded by the Federal Government.

    Each clinical school is a centre of clinical education and research, multi-professional and multi-disciplinary. Clinical schools have strong collaborative relationships with the health services and communities within which they are located.

    This is especially true for the Head of the School of Rural Health (Dubbo / Orange), where partnerships with health, the government, the local community.

    We are seeking to appoint a distinguished academic leader and clinician as Head of Clinical School, School of Rural Health (Dubbo / Orange).

    The School of Rural Health (Dubbo / Orange) combines a network of medical facilities, including public and private hospitals, general practices and private specialist practices to provide staff and students with excellent patient and doctor access across a variety of patient scenarios.

    The school maintains living facilities in campuses in both Dubbo and Orange for students undertaking clinical placements.

    The clinical school is currently undergoing expansion to enable delivery of the Sydney graduate-entry MD Program from beginning to end full as part of the Federal Government’s $95 million Murray Darling Medical Schools Network (MDMSN).

    We will deliver the University of Sydney four-year medical program end-to-end, commencing in 2022 in addition to placing students from the Sydney Metropolitan program for their Rural extended placements.

    The Head of the Clinical School is a senior management position within Sydney Medical School, and the successful candidate is expected to have experience in staff and financial management, and stakeholder engagement.

    The clinical school Head’s role incorporates leadership of medical education in the clinical school including successful delivery of the complete program on site including biomedical science in the new purpose built facility.

    The Head is also plays a critical role in managing external relationships including with the local Dubbo / Orange community, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Federal and State Government, local health district and medical staff councils and with other higher education providers in the MDMS network .

    The Head will also contribute to the Faculty and School’s strategic planning. The successful candidate will mentor academic staff through the University’s Academic Planning and Development (AP&D) process, WHS and overall management of the clinical school.

    These responsibilities require alignment of the clinical school’s activities with the objectives of Sydney Medical School, the Faculty of Medicine and Health, and the University as well as with those of any associated partner health care organisations.

    The Head of the Clinical School reports to the Head of School and Dean of Sydney Medical School.

    The successful applicant must have a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders, that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the school, faculty and University.

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    Term and remuneration

    This is a full-time position for a fixed-term of 5 years, with the opportunity for renewal subject to assessment of performance.

    The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package.


    Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details, including the selection criteria. Job reference 1015 / 0820F .

    Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from : Professor Cheryl Jones, Head of School and Dean, Sydney Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health on +61 2 9351 6570 or by email For more information about the position, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Lucy Porter (Recruitment Partner, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources) on (02) 8627 9411 or by email 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

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

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