Professor / Associate Professor and Director, Sydney Medical Program

Sydney, Australia
Attractive remuneration package
27 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity, senior medical education leadership role to oversee continuing development and delivery of the Sydney Medical Program
  • Located at the University's Camperdown Campus
  • Fixed term appointment for five years as Professor or Associate Professor 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.

Sydney Medical School is internationally recognised for research and teaching in health and medicine of world class standards. With formal links to more than 50 hospitals and health care facilities across New South Wales, Sydney is Australia's longest established medical school, offering outstanding opportunities for researchers and students to participate in industry-leading practices in three key areas: education, research and clinical care.

The Sydney Medical Program is a postgraduate entry four year Doctor of Medicine degree (MD). It is the flagship course of the Sydney Medical School and aims to develop compassionate, diverse and innovative lifelong learners, who work in partnership with individuals and communities to improve health through clinical care, education and research. Through the program students will be provided with opportunities to develop individualized pathways and expertise in their area of choice. Graduates will be prepared to work collaboratively to improve the wellbeing of all communities, recognizing the specific contexts impacting First People's health.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic at the level of Associate Professor or Professor as Director of Sydney Medical Program, Sydney Medical School. The Director will lead continuing development of the MD to ensure it remains an outstanding, contemporary, internationally recognised graduate medical program, and they will lead delivery of the Sydney Medical Program at all sites. The Director will lead a team of dedicated medical educators responsible for evaluation, assessment, MD research, and Indigenous Health. They will also engage with other faculties, clinical academics, local health district and other stakeholders to ensure the quality of the program is met.

This is an education-focused senior, leadership position but those interested in both teaching and research are also encouraged to apply.

About you (skills, capabilities and experience)

The successful candidate will:

  • be registered or registrable as a medical practitioner with the Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency
  • have postgraduate qualifications and extensive experience in a field of medicine
  • have extensive experience in curriculum development and re-development for medical education and vocational education in health fields
  • have experience in successfully leading graduate and/or postgraduate and/or vocational education programs in medicine or a field of health.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a fixed term appointment for five years as Professor or Associate Professor and 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.

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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Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from: Professor Cheryl Jones (Head of School and Dean, Sydney Medical School) by email at

For recruitment-related enquiries, 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, Human Resources) by email at  or on +61 433 556 642.


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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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