Professor / Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases

Sydney, Australia
15 May 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Jun 2022
Dr Mushtaq Sobhan
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity for an outstanding mid-career or senior academic who is a leading authority in infectious diseases
  • Located in and primarily based at Westmead Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • 5 year fixed-term position with an attractive remuneration package

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 seeking to appoint an outstanding infectious diseases specialist at the level of Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor of Infectious Diseases at Sydney Medical School's Westmead Clinical School. This position is situated within Faculty of Medicine and Health's West Precinct, embedded in the NSW Government's Westmead Health and Innovation District. The successful applicant under research program in infectious diseases, contribute to teaching of medical students, other health professional students, infectious diseases trainees and higher degree research students across the West Precinct. They will also have the opportunity to undertake clinical practice in infectious diseases at Westmead Hospital, through a separate appointment with NSW Health, WSLHD.

About you

To be considered for this role you will be a medical practitioner registered or eligible for registration in NSW. You will have specialist qualifications in Infectious Diseases (FRACP or equivalent) recognized by the Medical Board of Australia (AHPRA). You will hold a PhD or other higher degree research qualifications appropriate to the specialty of Infectious Diseases. You will also demonstrate clinical experience in patient management across the full spectrum of infectious diseases clinical practice and have proven ability to work closely and harmoniously with colleagues.

You will have a distinguished record of teaching excellence as shown by through student outcomes, demonstrated impact on student learning, recognition through awards/prizes and innovation including experience in supervising and supporting higher degree research students.

You will also have a distinguished record in research commensurate you're your level of experience including competitive research grants, publications, and evidence of recognition within the broader discipline. To be appointed as a professor, you will be a world leading authority within the discipline of infectious diseases and have an established international reputation for excellence.

The successful applicant must also 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 specialty, 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. There will be opportunity for further appointments subject to performance. 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. The clinical appointment in infectious diseases with NSW Health at Westmead Hospital be negotiated with WSLHD.

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

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter and CV) 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 copy of the candidate information brochure, 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, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources) on +61 433 556 642 or by email For role specific information please contact Professor Cheryl Jones Head of School and Dean of Sydney Medical School 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

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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Applications Close

Monday 13 June 2022 11:59 PM

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