Professor of Public Health

Wollongong, Australia
25 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time


The University of Wollongong (UOW) is a leading Australian university with a history of outstanding achievements in teaching and learning, research and community engagement. It is fundamentally committed to providing our diverse body of students with an engaging world-class and internationally oriented learning experience. The University has also established a strong research profile and an outstanding record of achievement in research performance and intensity over the last decade.

Sitting within the Faculty of Social Sciences and established in 2013, the School of Health and Society is a dynamic, inter-disciplinary community of health and social science scholars of national and international standing with a goal to change society for the better. It comprises four disciplines – Criminology and Social Policy, Public Health, Social Work, and Work Health and Safety – and two research units – PowerLab and the Australian Centre for Health Engagement, Evidence and Values. The School has identified 5 inter-disciplinary research themes to create a focus for collaborative initiatives: Ageing in a social context; Global Indigenous knowledges and decolonization; Preventing and managing chronic conditions; Understanding and preventing violence; and Safety @ work and in the community.

The School is now seeking to appoint a new Professor of Public Health, who will lead the discipline and play a key role in the School leadership team. The appointee will be an accomplished scholar of international repute (as attested through publications and grant capture), able to locate her/himself within domains of focus for the School (see above) and the discipline (e.g. epidemiology, biostatistics, public health promotion, public health nutrition), while also displaying a strong commitment to inter-disciplinarity. She/he will be able to provide leadership across research, teaching, external engagement (including relevant professions), and mentorship, thus shaping the future direction of the Discipline of Public Health.

For further information and initial enquiries please contact the executive search firm Perrett Laver at or by telephone on +61 (0)2 8354 4027. To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter at quoting reference 4460 before 10 January 2020.

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Permanent/Continuing
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 10/01/2020, 8:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level E: $182,845 + 17% Superannuation
HR Contact: Marcia Sherlock
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