Associate Professor/Professor in Surgery, Northern Health

Melbourne, Australia
06 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Hospital based
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 17% super
Salary: Associate Professor (Level D) $155,209 - $170,993 p.a. (pro rata) or Professor (Level E) $199,922 p.a. (pro rata), plus clinical loading


The Associate Professor or Professor will have an important role as leader of academic Surgery at Northern Health (NH). They will work closely with the Chief Medical Officer and Divisional Director of Surgery to promote excellence in clinical care, enhance the strong research activities in NH and establish productive collaborations between Melbourne Medical School and NH.

Participation in clinical educational activities of their specialty and involvement in clinical governance, audit, quality and risk are envisioned for this role.

This is a joint initiative between the University of Melbourne and Northern Health and the appointee will also have negotiated clinical and theatre responsibilities with NH, which will be appropriately remunerated.

About you

You will possess:

  • A medical qualification registrable with the Medical Board of Australia under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • Membership in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or equivalent and recognised postgraduate clinical qualification.
  • A PhD or equivalent research qualification.
  • A prominent career of international, or leading national, standing in clinical academia and research with demonstrated capacity to establish and lead significant research programs.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to foster academic achievement in others with demonstrated leadership in research and scholarship.
  • Experience in medical education.
  • Evidence of success in obtaining external research grants and external income.

About Us

Department of Surgery – Northern Health

The Department is based across six precincts of the Melbourne Medical School, all at key hospital sites, as well as conducting academic activities in surgery at other hospitals. The Department of Surgery at Northern Health forms the focus for academic activities in surgery for the University of Melbourne and the Northern Hospital precinct. Members of the Department number almost 100 paid academic and professional staff, and we have a substantive and active honorary appointment cohort of clinician scientists in excess of 400, who are involved in research and in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in surgery across the Melbourne Medical School. These activities are undertaken both within the Department, and more broadly on the hospital campuses.

Melbourne Medical School

Established in 1862, Melbourne Medical School (MMS) in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne is the oldest medical school in Australia. It is internationally renowned for global leadership in teaching and training, health research, policy and practice. The School is ranked 14th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 for clinical, pre-clinical and health), has strong academic partnerships and ground-breaking collaborative research programs with leading public and private hospitals, as well as leading medical research institutes and centres in Australia and internationally.

Employee Benefits

We offer a number of employee benefits to maximise your work life at University of Melbourne (UOM). Some of the benefits on offer are a salary packaging scheme, flexible family friendly policies - providing generous leave and working conditions. An opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment with substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at UOM.

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How to apply

Your submitted application should include a cover letter and your CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

Position Description


Applications close: 03 Nov 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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