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Head of Optometric Clinical Placements

Apply now Job no: 495760
Work type: Full-time
Location: Geelong - Waurn Ponds
Categories: Health

  • Full time and continuing position
  • Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • Level D $142,494 + 17% Superannuation

Deakin School of Medicine is continuously evolving and has developed undergraduate and postgraduate programs, namely Optometry, Medical Imaging, Agricultural Health and Medicine. The School has four research “pillars”: Infection, Immunity and Cancer; Neurosciences; Metabolic/Musculoskeletal medicine; and Rural Health research. As a School, we are committed to providing excellent education, research facilities and services for students and staff.

As Head of Optometric Clinical Placements and as a registered Optometrist it is expected you will bring clinical expertise that will provide leadership in curriculum refinement and enable the faculty to contribute to high-quality teaching activities across the program. It is also expected that you will play a key role in integrating your research expertise into existing projects and develop an independent research theme.

Based at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, this exciting role sits within the School of Medicine and is a full time continuing position.

Your key responsibilities will include and not limited to:

  • The provision of academic oversight to maintain and expand the provision of outstanding Clinical Placements in optometry.
  • Provision of strategic leadership to the Clinical Placements team.
  • Leading and making an outstanding contribution to the Optometry teaching program that is consistent with the University’s Strategic Plan and core commitments.
  • Leading, promoting, developing and applying innovative and effective teaching learning practices and materials that accord with the University’s curriculum design standards.
  • Establishing domestic and international research collaborations to promote research activity within the School of Medicine Head of Optometric Clinical Placements.
  • Applying for and receiving competitive grant funding.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in a relevant field or equivalent.
  • Current AHPRA registration as an optometrist.
  • Current or recent (within last five years) practice in Optometry with a practical and/or theoretical background in one or more of areas of Clinical Optometry.
  • Relevant experience in teaching and mentoring students or early career practitioners in the provision of optometric care.
  • Strong links within the Optometric industry, particularly in the clinical placements sphere.
  • Proven experience in university teaching and learning expertise at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD Head of Optometric Clinical Placements Final.pdf

Applications for this position close on 27 November 2019.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check.

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Professor James Armitage, Optometry Course Director, on j.armitage@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together. Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers. At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third-party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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