Associate Professor/Professor in Medicine, Northern Health

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

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Hospital based
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Medical School
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 17% super
Salary: Level D (Associate Professor) or Level E (Professor) plus clinical loading

Based at Northern Health this is a joint initiative between the University and Northern Health (NH) and the appointee will also have negotiated clinical responsibilities with NH, which will be appropriately remunerated. The Associate Professor or Professor will have an important role as leader of academic medicine at Northern Health (NH). They will work closely with the Chief Medical Officer and Divisional Director of Medicine 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.

The Associate Professor or Professor in Medicine will be expected to make a major contribution to research within the MMS’s Department of Medicine & Radiology, including establishing a research program that integrates successfully with the current activities of Northern Health, the Department of Medicine and the MMS. 

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 Physicians or equivalent and recognised postgraduate clinical qualification
  • A PhD or equivalent research qualification
  • 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
  • Experience of establishing productive links with national and international partners.
  • Extensive experience in teaching and learning, including capacity to attract and successfully supervise research higher degree students to completion

About Us

Department of Medicine – Northern Health
The Department of Medicine at Northern comprises a large General Medicine service as well as an expanding range and depth of specialty medicine units. These include Renal, Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, Gastroenterology, Neurology and Stroke, Respiratory, Medical Obstetrics, Acute Aged Care, Rheumatology and Dermatology. All areas contribute to a diverse range of research, as well as compressive undergraduate and post graduate training programs. This includes, supervision of basic science and medical students, basic and advanced physician training programs, as well as specialty fellowships. Research includes both local and multicenter collaboration and spans clinical, radiological and genetics studies as well as clinical drug trials. Our aim is to further expand collaborations with national and international experts and diversify our portfolio. 

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.

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Position Description

Applications close: 18 Nov 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time