Associate Professor/Professor of Infectious Diseases

Sydney, Australia
28 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney Medical School 

About the opportunity 

The position of Associate Professor or Professor of Infectious Diseases is to provide leadership in education and research in Infectious Diseases and Immunology in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. The position will be appointed in the Sydney Medical School, have a clinical appointment in Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) or NSW Health Pathology, and be integral to the multidisciplinary research activities of the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI). The successful applicant should have an internationally competitive research program, experience in the successful supervision of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students and deep understanding of the rapid changes in the clinical and laboratory aspects of infectious disease and medical microbiology.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in curriculum design and to contribute to the delivery of state-of-the-art courses. The successful applicant will also be part of the leadership team at the MBI, whose executive is based at Westmead, with major sites on the Camperdown and Camden campuses. The appointee is expected to be offered the opportunity to participate in clinical and/or laboratory activities either in the Department of Infectious Diseases (SLHD) or the Microbiology Laboratory (NSW Health Pathology) which are integrated and co-located within Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH).

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 continuing position at the level of either Associate Professor or Professor, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Clinical activities within LHD’s will be in accord with the Senior Medical Practitioners Clinical Academics award arrangements as they apply in NSW and will be under the Sydney LHD’s and/or NSW Health Pathology’s governance.

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 2185/1118C.

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEDT) Sunday 13 January 2019

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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