Associate Professor or Professor of Melanoma Surgical Oncology

Sydney, Australia
12 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney Medical School

About the opportunity 

The Chair of Melanoma Surgical Oncology has been a leadership position within the Discipline of Surgery at The University of Sydney. In the near future the current Chair, Professor John Thompson AO will be vacating the chair after an illustrious career in Melanoma Surgery. The incoming Associate Professor or Professor will be well placed to make seminal contributions across all dimensions of melanoma surgical oncology activities (research, clinical care of patients with melanoma, and education) and will interact with major stakeholders and affiliates, particularly The University of Sydney’s Sydney Medical School, Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), and the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH). The appointee will also be expected to pursue academic research of national and international significance, contribute to one of the world’s largest Melanoma and Merkel Cell biospecimen banks, make use of the extensive curated existing databases of clinical, pathological and outcome data held by the MIA, and expand the research activities investigating surgical aspects of treatment.

The appointee will teach at all relevant levels within the Discipline of Surgery and within educational programs conducted by MIA and the SLHD. The successful applicant will have a role in the RPAH Institute of Academic Surgery in conjunction with other staff of the Department of Melanoma and Surgical Oncology at RPAH. Higher degree student supervision is expected to be through the University’s Central Clinical School and Sydney Medical School. The successful applicant will be expected to play a role in MIA educational activities through provision of compelling and accurate content and effective and inspiring supervision and mentoring of Fellows and PhD students.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has been a leader in improving 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 are Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students located across 9 major campuses.   The Faculty of Medicine and Health is a major contributor to the University’s reputation and achievements in medicine and the biosciences.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health include the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine (Sydney Medical School), Health Sciences, Nursing & Midwifery, Pharmacy, Public Health and Medical Sciences. This integrated faculty brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention and challenging the status quo.

Term and remuneration

The successful applicant will be offered a full-time fixed term position for a period of up to 5 years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package. If appointed at level D there will be an opportunity to progress to level E during the course of the appointment subject to fulfilling the normal criteria for level E (Professorial) promotion.

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 2141/1018F.

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEDT) Sunday 9 December 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

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

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