First listed on: 01 June 2018

Director, University Department of Rural Health


  • Foster the development of future rural health capabilities
  • Strategic leadership role, make an impact in promoting rural health outcomes
  • Work in a high performing and collaborative environment

The Role

  • Director, Fixed term three (3) years
  • Remuneration package in the range of $174,355 to $217,944 AUD p.a.
  • Albury-Wodonga, Orange or Wagga Wagga

The Director, University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) leads the management of academic activities, operations, staff, resources and engagement activities required to deliver high quality projects and research, to achieve the strategic objectives of the UDRH and meet the requirements of the Commonwealth Department of Health rural Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program.

The Director makes a significant contribution to academic leadership to develop the future rural health workforce and contributing to excellence in the provision of rural health services through the development of strategic industry partnerships.

The Director will also contribute to the leadership of the faculty and university.

To be successful you will have:

  • Postgraduate qualifications or equivalent accreditation and standing relevant to the role
  • A record of significant academic achievement of national standing; or a record of significant professional experience in health services leadership
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the tertiary education sector, including the political and policy landscape, University governance, academic and administrative processes, legislation and registration compliance requirements, equity principles and education for sustainability
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Australian health industry, particularly rural health and clinical training in a regional and remote setting

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

The Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health (UDRH) is a newly established UDRH based at Charles Sturt University in the Riverina and Central West region of New South Wales. The Three Rivers UDRH provides an opportunity for academic staff committed to educating a future rural health workforce.

The key activities of the UDRH are:

  • Raising the aspiration and success of Indigenous and rural students from the outer regional and remote footprint of the UDRH;
  • Growing capacity for collaborative quality community-led rural clinical training, particularly in smaller regional communities and across expanded practice areas such as disability, aged care, mental health and primary care;
  • Evaluating the activities of the UDRH, researching rural health workforce capabilities and trialling approaches to service delivery to enhance the health of rural Australians; and
  • Fostering the development of future rural health capabilities by developing new multidisciplinary resources and training programs.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Professor Megan Smith | Deputy Dean (Faculty of Science) | | Ph: 02 6933 2510

Closing Date: 11pm, 1 July 2018

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