Chair of Community Child Health

Perth, Australia
Nov 11, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 20, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • 5 year, fixed term, full time
  • 0.5 FTE with Curtin, Faculty Health Sciences and 0.5 FTE with Child and Adolescent Health Service, (Consultant Physician)
  • Competitive salary and conditions

About us

The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) provides a comprehensive service supporting the health, wellbeing and development of young Western Australians. Their vision is healthy kids, healthy communities. In striving for this vision, they endeavor to ensure that children and young people get the best start in life through health promotion, early identification and intervention and child-centred, family-focused care.  To facilitate this, they employ more than 4,000 people, and consist of: Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH); Community Health and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Curtin University and CAHS have made a strategic alliance to drive the research program in community child health in Western Australia, through the appointment of the Community Child Health Chair. Based in Perth, this prestigious position offers a unique opportunity to combine a professorship at Curtin University together with a Clinical Consultant level research Chair within CAHS, and includes support from Telethon Kids Institute.

Your new role

As a nationally and internationally recognised research leader in developmental paediatrics and child public health, you will provide strong academic leadership within the CAHS Community Health Service, leading the research agenda. Attracting and leading an exceptional team of high-quality investigators dedicated to making research discoveries, you will make a major impact in the field.

Working with the Community Health leadership team, you will shape strategic thinking, and translate new research discoveries into clinical practice.  Communicating your findings through high impact publications in academic journals, you will nurture and expand collaborative relationships with research groups, institutes and other collaborators, enhancing international recognition of your research.

This rare opportunity will allow you provide innovative, research-led teaching, supervision and mentoring to undergraduate and post graduate students, helping to develop their knowledge and practical real-world skills to make tomorrow better.

For more information please view the Chair of Community Child Health Candidate Information Booklet (copy and paste the link below into your web browser to view the document).

You will bring to the role

  • PhD or other research doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Eligibility for registration by the Medical Board of Australia.
  • A Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or its international equivalent.
  • Excellent planning and project management skills, including negotiation and resolution.
  • Exceptional leadership and management skills in the running of a research team, including Higher Degree by Research (e.g. PhD) students.
  • Demonstrated leadership of translational research activity in academia and/or government health service providers, national or international healthcare organisations or industry.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills.
  • An outstanding record of obtaining research income.
  • Research excellence and recognition at a national and international level as an authority in the field of paediatrics and/or public health.
  • It will be desirable to be eligible for Registration as a Paediatrician in Australia, ideally with training in Community Child Health.
  • It will be desirable to have or be working toward higher qualifications in Public Health.
  • It will be desirable to have membership of learned academies or professional bodies.

Appointment to this position is subject to the following:  

  • Working With Children (WWC), compulsory check for people who carry out child-related work in Western Australia.
  • Provision of the minimum identity proofing requirements in line with the standards set by the National Security Strategy.
  • Successful criminal record screening clearance.
  • Successful pre-employment integrity check.
  • Successful pre-employment health assessment.

What we offer you

  • Agile and flexible working environment with great work life balance
  • The opportunity to grow, develop and diversify your own skill set

For further information on Curtin’s and CAHS employee benefits, please copy and paste the link below into your web browser:

Next steps

Please attach a document outlining your suitability for the role against the selection criteria which can be found in the position description (copy and paste the link below into your web browser to view the document).

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin and CAHS, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.  

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Name: Natalie Munro – Talent Acquisition Consultant
Phone:  +61 8 9266 2280

Please apply via the attached link, we cannot accept resumes sent to the above contact.

Once you have applied, you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received by us.  If you do not receive confirmation via email, please email our team at Please ensure you check your spam folders for this email before contacting the team.

Applications close: 9.00pm, Friday 20 December 2019


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.

Other Conditions:  WA health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility.  WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process.  Referees may also be asked to comment on applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

This position is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) check.  For further information please refer to the WWC website at: hhtps://

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