Professor / Associate Professor of Medicine, Oncology

Sydney, Australia
06 May 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity for an outstanding senior academic who is a leading authority within their discipline
  • Affiliated with Nepean Hospital, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
  • 5 year fixed-term, Full time position with an attractive remuneration package
  • Opportunity for NSW Health clinical appointment in Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty in the University. This integrated faculty brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking and challenging the status quo by establishing productive research units that cross traditional academic school and discipline boundaries. We operate across four large health precincts (three metropolitan and one regional/rural) where University facilities are co-located with hospitals and medical research institutes.

We are currently seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic as Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) within Sydney Medical School in partnership with the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD). The position is to be situated in Nepean Clinical School in Sydney Medical School, which is co-located with Nepean Hospital, Penrith at the foot of the Blue Mountains. The Professor of Medicine will contribute to the clinical research and teaching in Medical Oncology within Sydney Medical School. They will also be a member of the Department of Oncology and provide clinical care through NSW Health appointment with Nepean Hospital. The position will actively contribute to all department activities and promote a culture that is collaborative, team oriented, and one that respects the skill sets and opinions of all faculty and staff.

The position will provide leadership in the development, implementation and promotion of clinical programs at the Nepean Hospital as well as collaborate with colleagues in Internal Medicine to develop annual and long-term plans for improving health care quality, safety, process improvement and value.

About you

The successful applicant must be a medical practitioner with specialist qualifications in Medical Oncology (FRACP or equivalent), registered or eligible to be registered in NSW (AHPRA). They must have an international reputation as an authority in Medical Oncology or related area of expertise with a supporting research profile including competitive research grants, publications and evidence of recognition within the broader research community.

You will have a distinguished record of university scholarly teaching excellence as evidenced through successful student outcomes, demonstrated impact on student learning, recognition through awards/prizes and innovation including experience in supervising and supporting Higher Degree by Research students. You will also have the ability to contribute to the development of a culture of excellence in medical education and research that is underpinned by evidence-based practice.

The successful applicant must have a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the discipline, School/ Faculty and University.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a 5-year fixed-term position on a full-time basis, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance will also be provided if required.

The successful applicant's clinical appointment will be negotiated with NBMLHD and/or diagnostic activities will be remunerated in accordance with Clinical Academic NSW Health Award.

How to apply

Applications (including a CV and cover letter outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience meet the requirements for the role) must be submitted via the link above. Please refer to the candidate information brochure for further details.

Candidate Information Brochure

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact: Dr Mushtaq Sobhan (Senior Talent Partner, Senior Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Operations) on +61 433 556 642 or by email For role specific information please contact Head of School and Dean Professor Cheryl Jones by r Professor Stephen Fuller Head of Nepean Clinical School by email:


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As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

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Applications Close

Friday 03 June 2022 11:59 PM

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