Professor/Associate Professor of Allied Health

Sydney, Australia
26 Aug 2019
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26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Appointment of Professor/Associate Professor of Allied Health, Western Sydney University and South Western Sydney Local Health District

This is a very exciting time to join Western Sydney University (WSU), a forward-thinking, student-focused and research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest growing region, Western Sydney. The University is ranked in the top two percent of universities worldwide, and as a research leader, 85 per cent of the University’s assessed research is rated at ‘World Standard’ or above. We are seeking to recruit new talent to join our dynamic team to champion our core strategic goal of being a distinctively student-centred university, to contribute towards our fresh new approach and help position WSU as a world-class tertiary education provider.

WSU’s School of Science and Health provides an educational environment that is contemporary, challenging, and adaptive to a rapidly evolving world. Our teaching programs are intrinsically interdisciplinary, and cover a broad range of professional and other disciplines in the health science, biomedical science, and other science areas. These areas are underpinned by a strong focus on research and research-led teaching, which often involves partnerships with a range of external organisations and a focus on strong interprofessional health competencies.

One of our strong partners is the South Western Sydney Local Health District, with which we collaborate in clinical training and research and who have a renowned reputation for excellence in the provision of healthcare services. The District has strong leadership roles in clinical practice, research, education and in the provision of high quality tertiary and quaternary clinical services, health promotion and high quality provision of healthcare to its local community. SWSLHD also hosts world-leading biomedical, clinical, health services and public health research.

Western Sydney University and South Western Sydney Local Health District are seeking to appoint a Professor/Associate Professor of Allied Health. The position is a senior academic leadership role in allied health, and will work collaboratively across WSU and SWSLHD. The appointee will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strategy for research which aims to enhance the health of people in South Western Sydney and with a focus on applied health activities that cross discipline boundaries and foster the university-clinical nexus. The appointee will hold a PhD or equivalent in an area relevant to allied health and demonstrate experience of progressing strategic research initiatives and engaging across the academic and clinical environment, along with a commitment to learning and teaching, and a deep appreciation of the breadth of the allied health disciplines.

A candidate brief document is available at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 4325. Should you have additional questions please contact Sophia Ha in the Sydney office of Perrett Laver at sophia.ha@perrettlaver.com or on +61 (0)2 8354 4026.  The closing date for applications (consisting of a CV and a covering letter) is Friday 27th September at 12 noon AEST.

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