Associate Professor, Brain and Hearing

Perth, Australia
17 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • 5 year fixed term, full-time contract
  • $148,350-$163,270 (ALD) plus 17% superannuation
  • Based at Ear Science Institute Research Headquarters in Nedlands, Australia

Job reference: 632039

5 Year Fixed Term Full time
$148,350-$163,270 (ALD) plus 17% superannuation

Curtin University is conducting an international search for an Associate Professor Brain and Hearing. This is a joint appointment and collaboration with the Ear Science Institute Australia.

Curtin University

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2020 and QS World University Rankings 2020), and is placed 17th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2021). 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.

Ear Science Institute

Ear Science Institute Australia – is a world class centre of excellence based in Perth Western Australia with a mission to improve the lives of those with ear, hearing and balance disorders through prevention, research, education and clinical service delivery. Twenty years on, Ear Science Institute Australia has evolved into a fully integrated medical research institute.

In 2019, Ear Science Institute Australia was appointed by the World Health Organisation as a designated collaborating centre for ear and hearing care for the West Pacific Region which consists of 34 areas and 27 countries.  One of only 6 such centres in the world.

In this role you will;

  • Have overall responsibility for the research activities and leadership within the Clinical Research Group at Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA).
  • Contribute to the research culture of the relevant domain within the enAble Institute.
  • Exceed performance and leadership in furtherance of the strategic goals of ESIA.
  • Deliver high-level research-based activities in the field of hearing loss, cognition, and dementia and mental health research and provide development.
  • Work amongst researchers and clinicians at ESIA and its Lions Hearing Clinic (LHC)
  • Lead the Clinical Research Group on existing and new research projects.
  • Recruit additional personnel, including post-doctoral scientists and students.

We are looking for someone with…

  • Doctoral qualification in relevant discipline. Psychiatry, Gerontology or Neuroscience preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership of (integrated research) both within and across groups in academic and/or industry.
  • Undertake nationally and internationally competitive research within the area of dementia and hearing loss.
  • Established research output with an international reputation in the area of dementia and hearing loss.
  • Demonstrated investigations in the clinical research area. Key areas of interest are the ageing brain including cognition, hearing loss, mental health and well-being including hearing device and quality of life outcomes.
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills.
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Demonstrated leadership in a research institute or university centre.
  • Experience in commercialisation and business development.

Why join this collaboration?

  • Join one of only 6 centres in the world to have been appointed by the World Health Organisation as a designated collaborating centre for ear and hearing care.
  • Join a institute that prides themselves on highly specialised surgical solutions for hearing loss (cochlear implants and bone conductions implants).
  • Join a team of 40 audiologists. With a unique integration of LHC and Implant patients, integrating research and clinical activities.
  • Access to a clinical database of 30,000 patients in WA and 2000 Cochlear Implant patients.
  • Be part of fifteen clinics in place already.
  • Join Curtin University ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2020 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and 9th in Australia (ARWU 2020).
  • Be part of the greater Curtin with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

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Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter, resume and address the above criteria on how you fulfil this to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

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Applications close: Tuesday 15 December 2020, 9:00PM AWST

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our talent team on or call Lisa Kirkpatrick on 08 92664292.


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.