Chair, Community Child Health

Perth, Australia
16 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

5-year fixed-term, full-time
Competitive Salary package

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

About us

The Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) provides a comprehensive service supporting the health, wellbeing and development of young Western Australians. Their vision is healthy kids, healthy communities. In striving for this vision, they endeavour to ensure that children and young people get the best start in life through health promotion, early identification, intervention, and child-centred, family-focused care.  To facilitate this, they employ more than 4,000 people, and consist of Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH); Community Health and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

Curtin University and CAHS have forged a strategic alliance to drive the research program in community child health in Western Australia, through the appointment of the Community Child Health Chair. Based in Perth, this prestigious position offers a unique opportunity to combine a professorship at Curtin University together with a Clinical Consultant level research Chair within CAHS, and includes support from Telethon Kids Institute.

Your new role

As a nationally and internationally recognised research leader in developmental paediatrics and child public health, you will provide strong academic leadership within the CAHS Community Health Service, leading the research agenda. Attracting and leading an exceptional team of high-quality investigators dedicated to making research discoveries, you will make a major impact in the field.

Working with the Community Health leadership team, you will shape strategic thinking, and translate new research discoveries into clinical practice.  Communicating your findings through high impact publications in academic journals, you will nurture and expand collaborative relationships with research groups, institutes and other collaborators, enhancing international recognition of your research.

This rare opportunity will allow you provide innovative, research-led teaching, supervision and mentoring to undergraduate and post graduate students, helping to develop their knowledge and practical real-world skills to make tomorrow better.

Next steps

Curtin University requires you to provide a cover letter and resume including sufficient information and examples to allow us to assess your suitability for the role. 

To view a copy of the role’s Position Description and candidate information booklet, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Please note one of the final stages of our process involves a face-to-face interview to take place in Australia; this may be impacted by Australian Government and/or Curtin’s travel restrictions due to Covid-19.

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin and CAHS, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.  

To learn more about this unique opportunity please contact our advising consultants Alun Parry, Philip Graham and Monique Simmons at Boyden on +61 2 9225 7408 or

Applications close:  9:00 PM, Monday 20 April 2020 (AWST)


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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