Professor in Public Health

Canberra, Australia
02 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • An exceptional opportunity to pursue scholarly advances and lead the growth of Public Health
  • Attractive salary at the Academic Level E or Level D +17% Super
  • Full Time, Continuing Opportunity

UC has curiosity, ambition and inclusiveness at its core. We challenge the status quo through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and research. Our place-based commitment ensures that we visibly serve Canberra’s community and the surrounding region with impact on the nation. We’re proudly recognised as number one in the world for reducing inequalities (THE, 2022).

Here is an exceptional opportunity to develop and lead Public Health education and a research program in epidemiology, health services research or implementation science as a member of the Health Research Institute.

As the Professor/Associate Professor of Public Health, you will provide leadership and strategic direction fostering excellence in teaching and learning, research and professional engagement.  You will also establish collaborative education and research projects both locally and nationally promoting international links and projects.

If you are successful, you will complete a 3-5 year term in a leadership role in the discipline, school or faculty and will provide expert disciplinary input into the strategy and operations of the faculty and representing the faculty externally.

This is an excellent opportunity to pursue scholarly advances and lead the growth of Public Health whilst providing oversight of the governance structure of the public health academic organisational unit.

To be successful,

  • you will have a track record of nationally recognised research publications, higher degree research student supervision and success in securing competitive grant funding;
  • National networks and connections within academia and industry related to public health;
  • PhD in public health related field and research or industry expertise in Epidemiology, Health Services Research or Implementation Science.  Ideally a public health qualification (MPH or equivalent);
  • A current membership of, or continuing eligibility for membership of, the PHAA and CAPHIA;

We are open to receiving applications from candidates at an Academic Level D that are looking to develop into an Academic Level E.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

Connected – A Decadal Strategy 2023-2032 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

To be considered for this role all we want is your CV, no other documentation are required.

Please ensure you take the time to align your CV with the Position Description requirements. We want to understand how your skills and experience relate to the position you are applying for.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Professor Rachel Davey, Director, UC-Health Research Institute (HRI) on 02 6201 5359 or email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Talent Acquisition team on 02 6206 3867 or email

Closing Date: 11:55 pm, Sunday 2nd April 2023

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