Academic Specialist in Indigenous Eye Health Policy and Practice

Melbourne, Australia
14 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Salary: $120,993 - $139,510 (Level C)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 9.5% superannuation

The ‘Academic Specialist – Indigenous Eye Health Policy and Practice’ will join a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of researchers working on Indigenous eye health. You will be based within Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) in the Indigenous Health Equity Unit, Centre for Health Equity in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

IEH developed and is supporting the implementation of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision. The work is of national and international significance, and provides an opportunity to break new ground in the systematic implementation of evidence-based, sustainable public health strategies using Indigenous eye health as a model.

You will support the regional and jurisdictional implementation of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision from a health system perspective. You will contribute to and lead improvements and reform in Indigenous eye health. As part of a small team, you will collaborate with stakeholders within regions, jurisdictions and also nationally to implement the Roadmap recommendations and provide technical advice and support. You will make major contributions to national and international peer reviewed publications and be actively involved in national conferences and meeting presentations.

To be successful in this position, you will need to have:

  • Leadership experience or demonstrated potential for leadership, as well as engagement in research or health systems
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of key issues related to Indigenous health
  • Demonstrated experience working, communicating, and engaging effectively with Indigenous communities
  • Established written and verbal communication skills to support advocacy and technical advice and support for policy, research, clinical and community environments
  • Demonstrated capacity to maintain and contribute to industry partnerships and collaborations with a broad range of stakeholders.

The Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.

This could be the next great step in your career. In addition, you will have access to many benefits enjoyed by our staff. To learn more about the benefits and working at the University, see and

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Advertised: 14 Jan 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 31 Jan 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time