Associate Professor/Professor, Anatomy/Physiology

Banyule, Australia
06 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Increase RMIT's expertise in Anatomy/ Physiology
  • Academic Level D to E (dependent on experience) - $142,437 - $183,478 + 17% super
  • State-of-the-art facilities

Role & Responsibilities

As the Associate Professor or Professor, you will lead and foster excellence in the teaching and research efforts of the School, in the areas of Biomedical Science and Pharmaceutical Sciences. You will work collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the teaching team to build capability of staff, promote strong academic performance and provide high-level research leadership to foster a vibrant research culture.

Skills & Experience

You will be required to develop a high-quality and productivity-driven research network across RMIT and with external national and global partners. Capitalizing on the recent and considerable upgrade of infrastructure around the practical teaching space for Anatomy/Physiology you will teach and make a significant contribution to teaching and learning in the School with the aim of improving learning outcomes for students with specialist expertise in biomedical science disciplines.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate large Physiology and/or Anatomy courses / Programs and prepare and deliver coursework at undergraduate and post-graduate levels
  • Engagement with flexible learning student options, innovation in learning and teaching, and demonstrated ways to engage with and include diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop Physiology and/or Anatomy practicals, incorporating innovative technology methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to support student issues related to effective learning.
  • Internationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets.
  • A focus in an area of research aligned with the School research areas and a plan for building a track record/ extensive experience in research leadership with the ability to build and develop collaborative research teams
  • Highly developed ability to mentor academic staff to deliver high quality outcomes, and capacity to attract and secure external research funding to sustain research effort and manage funded research projects
  • Experience in training research students and experience in supervising higher degree by research candidates to completion, and evidence that students have completed on time with research output.
  • Experience in working within a quality framework and according to policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to consult with senior executives and external bodies within a collaborative environment.
  • PhD in relevant field


RMIT supports you with a range of financial and non-financial benefits. We recognise the diverse needs of our staff, so regardless of your situation, the range of staff benefits on offer provides something for everyone.

  • Modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment
  • Additional University holiday leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Be part of RMIT's academic life and attend various events and workshops

About RMIT

  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.
  • Exceeding our targets in our Reconciliation Action Plan for Bundyi Girri - an important step in our reconciliation journey.
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

The Discipline of Human Biosciences has a proud record of high quality teaching, research, and community service, and is responsible for the delivery of anatomy, physiology, cell and molecular biology, pharmacology and toxicology courses into programs taught by the University. Two flagship teaching programs, Biomedical Science and Pharmaceutical Sciences, are coordinated by the Discipline.

To Apply

For a confidential discussion or further information, please contact Associate Professor Trisha Jenkins, Discipline Leader - Human Biosciences on +61 3 9925 6523.

To view the position descriptions, please visit our RMIT website.

Applications close on Sunday 8 September 2019.

Applicants must separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.