Associate Professor / Professor in Youth Mood or Youth Anxiety Research

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Melbourne, Australia
$162,590 - $209,428 p.a (Pro Rata for part-time) + Clinical Loading $19,605 (pro-rata)
27 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Salary: Associate Professor / Professor

  • Level D $162,590 - $179,123 pa (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Level E $209,428 p.a (Pro Rata for part-time)
  • Clinical Loading $19,605 (pro-rata)

Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%
Working Hours: Full time 1.0 FTE or Part Time 0.5 FTE
Basis of Employment: 5 years Fixed Term


As a senior clinician and academic, you will provide leadership and foster excellence in research, research training, and community engagement in youth mental health.

The role will be a joint position with the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne hospital. The role will be equally split between research and clinical with 50% being research-focused with the Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne and the other 50% consisting of a clinical leadership role within Orygen Youth Health (OYH) as part of NorthWestern Mental Health at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

As a clinical leader, this position is responsible for demonstrating high standards of clinical care, clinical governance and team leadership by participating as requested in quality and risk, service development and innovation meetings. As the Lead Psychiatrist – Mood/Anxiety you may be required to undertake the statutory responsibilities as a Delegate of the Authorised Psychiatrist for OYH, as required by the Mental Health Act.

You will be expected to develop strong collaborative interactions and cross-disciplinary research initiatives with other departments and centres of the University and national and international external collaborators. Publish research outcomes in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and write or contribute to writing policy, advocacy and translational materials in areas of expertise.

About You

You will be internationally or nationally distinguished in Youth Mood or Youth Anxiety Research, with your achievements encompassing research best practice and application. You will be driven by the desire to benefit national and global communities and committed to the Orygen values of respect, teamwork, excellence, accountability and collaboration.

You will possess;

  • Fellowship as a Psychiatrist with RANZCP or with appropriate training that allows for Fellowship with RANZCP
  • PhD or equivalent professional qualification in relevant discipline
  • Evidence of significant contribution to independent and team-based research in mood or anxiety disorders with application to Youth Mental Health or in Youth Mood or Anxiety research with a national or international profile.
  • Capacity to provide high-quality research leadership, including leadership of interdisciplinary teams, and effective management of research and other staff.

About Us

Centre for Youth Mental Health

In January 2009 the University of Melbourne established a new Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH) within the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, where the academic and professional staff of Orygen Youth Health Research Centre OYH-RC, who were previously members of specific Departments (notably Psychiatry and Psychology), are now based.  All NHMRC and ARC Grants to be used for OYH-RC activities are managed within CYMH. 

The creation of this academic and administrative structure reflects the multidisciplinary nature of this field of inquiry and knowledge, and its growing scientific and practical breadth and significance. This is only the fourth such supra-departmental structure to be created in the Faculty and there is no parallel to date anywhere else in Australia.

NorthWestern Mental Health – Orygen Youth Health

NorthWestern Mental Health (NWMH) provides a comprehensive, integrated range of services to people with a mental illness in North-Western Melbourne. A multi-disciplinary workforce provides services through Mid-West, Inner West, Aged Persons’ Mental Health Program and Orygen Youth Health. NWMH is a clinical Division of Melbourne Health, and operates in partnership with two other metropolitan health services, Northern Health and Western Health.

Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences has an enviable research record and is the University of Melbourne’s largest faculty in terms of management of financial  resources, employment of academic and professional staff, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate (including research higher degree) students and the conduct of basic and applied research. The Faculty’s annual revenue is $628m with approximately 55% of this income related to research activities.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is deeply committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment that welcomes and values all people. We firmly believe that diversity, including in senior leadership, is essential to our Faculty’s continued success.

Employee Benefits

We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victoria Health Minister. The University of Melbourne requires all University of Melbourne employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. All applicants therefore must meet this requirement when submitting an application.

Position Description

Position closes: 22nd August 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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