Director, Centre for Collaborative Practice

Melbourne, Australia
An attractive salary package will be negotiated plus 17% super
18 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS)
Salary: Professor - An attractive salary package will be negotiated plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

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.

About the Role

The Director of the newly formed Centre for Collaborative Practice will build, develop and lead Australia’s first Centre for Collaborative Practice. This will provide the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) and health partners with leadership, high level implementation and research into collaborative practice and learning in health and social care.

Interprofessional collaborative practice is key to the delivery of safe, efficient and integrated healthcare. The health challenges posed by chronic disease, the community’s call for coordinated healthcare, particularly in light of the pandemic, and efficiencies required by healthcare institutions have further propelled the agenda for collaborative practice. Accreditation bodies now require evidence of interprofessional education and the achievement of collaborative practice competencies within university programs. Integrated and evidence-based interprofessional learning opportunities are needed to prepare graduates to meet community expectations of collaborative practice.

The Director will report to the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) and will work closely with Heads of Schools and Departments to promote the successful implementation of high quality interprofessional education and collaborative practice in the faculty.

Responsibilities include:

  • Build, develop and lead the new Centre for Collaborative Practice
  • Provide vision and leadership of the Centre for Collaborative Practice in the area of interprofessional education, and collaborative practice
  • Lead the development of an innovative and inclusive collaborative practice ready curriculum across the Faculty MDHS (ensuring the curriculum meets accreditation standards of relevant bodies)
  • Develop strong collaborative interactions with relevant stakeholders, including internal stakeholders, Government and Health Care

About You

You will have a recognised reputation, both at a national and international level, as an eminent authority in health professions education and research, particularly in the area of collaborative practice and interprofessional education.

You will also have:

  • PhD or equivalent research higher degree in a relevant field;
  • Demonstrated senior level leadership, organisational and management skills in a complex environment, including experience in managing a portfolio or centre budget
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead, work constructively with others, and develop others to achieve goals of a team or organisation
  • Highly accomplished in developing and strategically managing relationships with public and provides entities to advance collaborative education within health and social care
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement interprofessional education activities in both a university and healthcare setting, including expertise in co-design approaches

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

Applications close: Thursday 16 February 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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