Academic posts are a great opportunity if you are interested in developing your research and/or teaching skills, or are considering an academic career pathway in the future.

The academic posts are a 12-month training term that include a part-time (0.5FTE) academic component with a university and a part-time (0.5FTE) clinical component.

The posts aim to provide exposure to research and the academic environment and encourage registrars to incorporate academic work into their careers. By the end of the placement, registrars can expect to have undertaken a research project and submitted a paper for publication. This is an excellent opportunity to experience academic general practice and it may be the beginning of a career in academic medicine.

2021 Academic Post Application Dates


Applications for the Academic Post 2021 round will be open from 2 March, 2020 until 1 June, 2020.

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ACRRM offers funding for five Academic Posts each year. The funding includes salary equivalent to a university lecturer (0.5 FTE), professional development funding and research funding.

ACRRM registrars are able to undertake an academic training term while completing Advanced Specialised Training in Academic Practice, Population Health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health or Remote Medicine.  Incorporating an academic training term during Primary Rural and Remote Training can be considered on a case by case basis.

Applications for ACRRM 2021 academic posts is not yet available.

For more information can be found on the ACRRM website.

You can also refer to the ACRRM academic post application guide.

Contact Us

If you are considering an Academic Post in 2021 or would like to discuss your options further, please contact:

Dr Cat Kirby, Research Manager at


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