Professor / Associate Professor and Head, Department of Paramedicine

Location: Peninsula campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing professorial appointment and up to 5-year fixed-term appointment as Head of Department
Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will apply

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them

The University:

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers. Discover more at

The Opportunity:

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, is the largest faculty at Monash University and offers the most comprehensive suite of professional health training in Victoria. We consistently rank in the top 40 universities worldwide for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences.

Within the FMNHS, sits the School of Primary and Allied Health Care with an organisational hub at the Peninsula campus and a presence across other Monash locations. The SPAHC is a leader in primary and allied care research, teaching and service. The School provides high-quality programs at undergraduate and graduate entry levels, specialised professional graduate coursework programs and higher degrees by research. The School currently includes the departments of Paramedicine, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work and Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.

The Department of Paramedicine provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses to students currently working in or planning employment in out-of-hospital and community-based emergency health settings. The core business of the Paramedicine department is to:

  • Provide education and training services to meet the needs of ambulance services and of private patient transport services in Australia and internationally
  • Provide specialist postgraduate education programs for paramedics from Australia and overseas as well as other health professionals in the field of community-based emergency health
  • Undertake research in the field of community-based emergency health and paramedic practice.

The Department of Paramedicine has access to state-of-the-art teaching simulation facilities and links to research datasets, projects and infrastructure through the National Centre for Healthy Ageing.

We are excited to be recruiting for a Professor/Associate Professor and Head to lead this dynamic and successful department. The role will be held initially for up to 5 years and may be extended for an additional term by mutual agreement. The Head of Department position will be underpinned by a continuing appointment as Professor or Associate Professor.

To succeed in this role

As Professor/Associate Professor and Head of Department, you will have an outstanding research and teaching record, and a proven capacity for leadership at a senior management level that includes developing and leading strategy, financial management and the management of staff to achieve excellence in education, research and engagement. You will provide academic leadership and have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to shape a collaborative and collegiate culture.

To be considered for this role, you will have demonstrated experience in establishing a strong collegial program of research capable of attracting substantial external funding. You will have demonstrated international leadership in the discipline of paramedicine, with a reputation for being an expert in the field and delivering top-tier research that has a beneficial impact on society. You will demonstrate innovative and inspiring scholarship including supervision of PhD students to high-quality outcomes.

The Benefits

We offer you an engaging and dynamic role that includes many opportunities to network with highly motivated colleagues around the globe, as part of a committed and professional team. Our collaborative and supportive environment will offer you many benefits, including a competitive salary and opportunities for training and development. This challenging role will deliver great rewards to the right applicant.

A competitive remuneration package, including employer superannuation contribution of 17%, relocation and travel assistance, removal allowance, salary packaging and generous parental leave. Additionally, Monash offers a range of development programs, support for research study and overseas work, and flexible work arrangements.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria and we encourage you to keep your application concise. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs".

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory Police Check.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

Join the pursuit of our purpose to build a better future for ourselves and our communities – #ChangeIt with us.


For further information or a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Professor Terry Haines, +61 3 9902 9409 or via email

Position Description

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Closing Date

Sunday 5 March 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

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