Professor in Allied Health Research

Brisbane, Australia
09 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
28 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences
  • Collaboration with Children’s Health Queensland
  • Academic level E – Research focused position
  • Fixed-term position for five years
  • Applications close Sunday 28 August at 11:00 pm AEST (R-13730)

About This Opportunity 

The Professor in Allied Health Research is a conjoint position between the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HaBS) and Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ). Recognising this opportunity, The University of Queensland and Children’s Health Queensland have partnered to fund a Professor in Allied Health Research to drive allied health research for children and young people.

About the Role

A newly created position, the Professor in Allied Health Research will be responsible for leading strategic planning and allied health research in paediatrics. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to develop and implement research strategies, build research capability and capacity, and demonstrate impact of allied health research. The appointee will also be expected to supervise research higher degree students and embed research within the discipline area.

The successful appointee will provide allied health research leadership, strategic focus, authoritative and expert advice on matters relating to allied health research to the CHQ Executive Director of Allied Health, the Director of Research, the Chief Executive and members of the Executive Leadership Team, as well as to the UQ Executive Dean of HaBs, Head of Schools and other significant stakeholders. As a Professor of The University of Queensland, the appointee will also be expected to make significant contributions to education and outstanding contributions to professional service and engagement with the community in which the position is embedded. As a research-focused academic at level E the appointee will be expected to demonstrate outstanding leadership in guiding the development of others, in major funding initiatives and in intellectual leadership beyond their specific areas of research focus.

For more information, please click here to view the Appointment Booklet.

About You  

As a genuinely unique opportunity, we are open to hearing from academics from a broad range of disciplines related to allied health research that might contribute to the vision of this partnership.

Beyond this, our key selection criteria include:

  • Completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline area.
  • International recognition for leadership and scholarship in allied health research as evidenced by an outstanding record of publications in high quality journals and a track record of leading projects supported by significant external research funding.
  • Evidence of ability to lead and work in teams undertaking collaborative, cross-disciplinary research at scale.
  • A track record of successful clinical translational research in the field of child and youth health/ paediatrics.
  • An excellent record of supervision of Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.
  • A strong record of capacity building and mentoring in research.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for up to 5 years at Academic Level E, however a fractional appointment may be considered for an outstanding applicant.

A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

The appointee will be assigned to an organisational unit within the Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences in line with their disciplinary background and/or area of specialisation and will report to the head of that organisational unit as well as to the CHQ Executive Director of Allied Health.

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021.


To discuss this role, please contact Caitlin Savage (Principal Advisor, Talent Acquisition) via or +61 447 512 425

Want to Apply?

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume 
  • Responses to the key selection criteria contained within the Appointment Booklet

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box during the application form.

Other Information

Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment. Please note that visa sponsorship can only be provided in the case of a full-time appointment.

UQ values equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to reflect the broader community by attracting and retaining high-quality staff from a range of backgrounds. We are therefore particularly interested to hear from people who bring diversity to our School – whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability.  Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.