Associate Professor in Digital Health

Sydney, Australia
$153K - $169K p.a. plus superannuation
03 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to provide leadership in Digital Health research and teaching  
  • Located at Faculty of Health Sciences, Camperdown Campus
  • Full time fixed term for 3 years, base salary $153K - $169K p.a. plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney seeks to appoint a highly motivated Associate Professor (Level D) to join our team of world leading researchers. Your work will be integrated with the university wide Digital Health Informatics Network ( that brings together researchers and research students across the university and its partners. The faculty values collaboration, collegial support and capacity building within and across teams in both the faculty and the wider University. This position offers an exciting opportunity to provide leadership in the faculty and to contribute significantly to its research and teaching programs.

You will pursue an internationally recognized research program, lead a multidisciplinary team of Digital Health researchers, lead curriculum innovation across the faculty in Digital Health learning and teaching, supervise postgraduate research students and contribute to the faculty’s academic programs. You will contribute to a supportive and collegiate work environment and maintain an active mentoring role. Furthermore, the appointee will provide significant leadership and vision for the faculty and University in accordance with its strategic plan and actively contribute to a vibrant and collegial environment.

The Faculty embeds Digital Health/eHealth into all of our professional programs. Our vision is that all students will learn how to use relevant technology applications, be able to translate these into health care delivery, measure the efficacy of these interventions in terms of patient outcomes and be able to critically appraise new Digital Health technology and delivery using an evidence-based framework. The roll-out of technology, the My Health Record and other innovations have significant implications for all allied health curricula. Hence, it is critical for our graduates to be able to integrate information technology into their everyday clinical activities.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Associate Professor who possesses:

  • PhD or equivalent with research expertise in Digital Health/eHealth
  • a significant publication record and strong track-record of research grant acquisition in Digital Health
  • experience in recruiting, supervising and supporting postgraduate research students
  • successful record of leading research teams and working collaboratively across disciplines, sectors and other external stakeholders
  • demonstrated strong commitment to the importance of teaching at all levels and to innovation in curriculum design and teaching methods, together with a distinguished personal contribution to teaching
  • demonstrated leadership skills and evidence of highly effective interpersonal skills
  • demonstrated ability to provide leadership in policy development and represent the faculty’s scholarly and general interests within the University and the wider community
  • demonstrate a successful record of working collaboratively with clinicians, researchers, other academics and external stakeholders
  • demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of information and communication technologies to enhance health care delivery
  • interest and expertise in curriculum development, preferably in Digital Health
  • demonstrated evidence of the ability to lead multidisciplinary research teams to successfully acquire grants.

About us

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney is the largest and most comprehensive grouping of researchers and teachers in allied health in Australia. The faculty is a world leader in research and education in the health sciences. It is committed to research and research-led learning and teaching in a multidisciplinary context. Note that the faculty is in a period of change, with plans for our faculty to move from Lidcombe to Camperdown Campus as well as undergo restructure to join the broader Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1860/0918F to apply.

Closing date: 31 October 2018

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 people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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