The Lang Walker Family Foundation Conjoint Chair in Head and Neck Cancer Reconstructive Surgery

Sydney, Australia
May 19, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jun 16, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

Faculty of Medicine and Health

Reference no. 466/0220C

About the opportunity 

The Lang Walker Family Foundation Conjoint Chair in Head and Neck Cancer Reconstructive Surgery is a conjoint position between the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Sydney Medical School, within the University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic to this conjoint position, at the level of Associate Professor or Professor. The successful candidate will provide administrative, research, clinical and educational leadership in head and neck cancer reconstructive surgery. The successful candidate will be expected to support the strategic direction of Lifehouse and Sydney Medical School within the relevant academic and professional communities in Australia and internationally. The successful candidate will also have overall responsibility for driving a quality reconstructive surgery program at Lifehouse, underpinned by a strong associated research and training program.

The successful applicant must have a wide network of established relationships with key community, academic, government and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders, that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of Lifehouse, and the University more broadly

About us 

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty in the University, and Sydney Medical School is one of seven schools within the faculty. The school is one of the highest rated education and research institutions in the Asia-Pacific region, working to improve human health and welfare through education, research and the provision of healthcare.

The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is a comprehensive cancer hospital dedicated to transforming cancer care in Australia, and is at the forefront of cancer research, ensuring our patients have access to cutting-edge treatments that deliver the best possible outcomes.

Term and remuneration

The employment relationship of the position is with the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, and the successful candidate will receive an academic title appointment at the University. There is no employment relationship with or employment entitlements from the University of Sydney. The substantive salaried appointment with Lifehouse is on a full-time continuing basis, and the academic title appointment with the University may be fixed-term and subject to review. The successful candidate will be appointed by the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse on pay scales commensurate with University scales for the relevant academic title.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. For more information on the position and how to apply, visit and search by the reference number 466/0220C.

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEST) Tuesday 16 June 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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