EOI- Foundations Year Tutor

Medicine Sydney, NSW


Expression of Interest- Foundations Year Tutor

School of Medicine, Sydney Campus

About the University

Since its inception in 1989, Notre Dame has become a leader in higher education and now has over 12,000 students enrolled across its three main campuses in Broome, Fremantle, and Sydney.  Notre Dame is an Australian University which embraces both the modern Australian university tradition and the ancient and esteemed traditions of Catholic universities both in Europe and North America.

The University is especially noteworthy for its role as a leader in the great traditional professional disciplines of Health and Education, long associated with the mission of the Church in Australia. Through its Broome Campus, the University has also assumed a special role in the education of, and service to, the Aboriginal people of North Western Australia.

About the School/ Office

The Mission of the School of Medicine, Sydney is to develop and train excellent, caring and ethical doctors. We seek to provide excellence in medical education, research and scholarship delivered in the context of Catholic faith and values, with respect for human life, dignity and social justice.

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is a 4-year graduate-entry program which combines basic and clinical sciences, communication and clinical skills, population and public health, and personal and professional development. The curriculum is delivered principally through Problem Based Learning in small groups led by a clinician for the Foundation Years (Years 1 and 2) and then through clinical placements at eight clinical schools in Sydney, Melbourne and rural NSW and Victoria in the Clinical Years (Years 3 and 4).

About the role/ Position Purpose

The School seeks expressions of interest from registered medical practitioners who have a passion for teaching. Teaching opportunities are available  in the Foundation Years of the Doctor of Medicine program. These include: Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Tutoring, Communication and Clinical Skills sessions, Clinical Debriefing sessions and tutoring in workshops such as Surgical Skills and Aged Care Visits. This role reports to the Head of Foundation Years.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Conduct teaching to the standard of the Faculty. This includes preparation for the topic and facilitating group discussions relating to the content.
  2. Consultation with students in relation to readings, weekly topics and assessment. 
  3. Participating in assessment activities, including marking and providing feedback.
  4. Attendance at meetings as required by the Head of Foundation Years.
  5. Other duties as identified by the Head of Foundation Years.
  6. Comply with policies and procedures in all aspects of their work and conduct, in particular the Staff Code of Conduct.
  7. Undertake Professional Development as arranged by the Head of Foundation Years.
  8. Provision of a high level of pastoral care to students

 Selection Criteria


  1. Supportive of the Objects of Notre Dame as a Catholic University
  2. Understanding of, and commitment to, teaching in the context of the Code of Ethical Standards for Catholic Health and Aged Care Services in Australia Qualifications & Experience


  1. Hold a relevant qualification (MBBS, MD or equivalent medical qualification is essential)
  2. Registration or eligibility for registration with AHPRA as a Medical Practitioner

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. A high level of interest in medical education and experience in teaching in small group tutorials.
  2. A keen interest in maintaining currency in scholarship and professional practice.
  3. Ability to, or a willingness to learn how to, incorporate technology (e.g. Blackboard, Zoom, email, internet) into teaching and learning.
  4. Ability to deliver quality learning and teaching practices in multiple modes including online delivery.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to work effectively in a team.
  6. Ability to assess priority of tasks, manage workload and meet deadlines in a busy education environment.
  7. Evidence of a high level of pastoral care to students.


Enquiries about the role: Please contact Associate Professor Ben Walker at [email protected] by quoting the Job title  in the subject line.

Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria in their Cover Letter and have current and valid work rights in Australia. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

The University of Notre Dame Australia seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the different needs of the University and its stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our staff.