Professor in Health Services Research and Deputy Director Health Research Institute

Canberra, Australia
11 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
18 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Senior Academic Leadership opportunity with a focus on excellence in health services research
  • Professor Level E - $189,404pa + 17% Super
  • Full-time, Ongoing Opportunity

The University of Canberra is a dynamic university with great ambition which has risen to the 10th ranking of universities in Australia (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020). The university partners with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The universities success in research and education has been internationally recognised, resulting in UC becoming the world’s fastest rising university (QS, 2019).

The Health Research Institute at the University of Canberra is a multidisciplinary research institute with a focus on public health and health services research with a strong translational focus. We are currently seeking a Professor in Health Services and Deputy Director Health Research Institute to take up a senior leadership appointment within the Institute and Faculty of Health.

This is a unique opportunity to position yourself to influence Australian Health Policy by working in the Nation’s capital and lead multidisciplinary health service research projects. Joining a highly productive team that is influencing health outcomes in our region and nationally, the ACT is a testbed for innovative health service delivery.

Reporting to the Director, Health Research Institute you will be expected to contribute to, and show significant leadership in relation to the research, innovation, and engagement activities of the Institute. In addition, you will occupy a senior managerial role as Deputy Director of the Health Research Institute and within the Faculty of Health. Core duties will include the identification and development of new business opportunities on behalf of HRI and the Faculty.

A key feature of this role is the attraction of grant income as a lead chief investigator, mentoring of early and mid-career researchers, and supervising Ph.D. students.

A Ph.D. qualification in a related field and a national and international profile in health services research that is impactful and collaborative in nature is also an essential requirement.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, an on-site gym, on-site medical services, a supermarket, and childcare facilities.

UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion, and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan is designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Professor Rachel Davey via email at or via telephone on 02 6201 5359.

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the UC Talent team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 18th April 2021