Professor of Allied Health and Active Ageing

Adelaide, Australia
06 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Position Details 

  • Fixed term for 3 years| Full-Time or Part-time
  • Academic Level E | $191,274
  • Location: Bedford Park 

About the About the Caring Futures Institute

The Caring Futures Institute is Australia’s first fully dedicated research centre for the study of self-care and caring solutions leading to better lives, better communities, better care, and better systems across the population’s lifespan. At the Caring Futures Institute, we are imagining a future where the highest standard of health and care is available for all who need it.

About the Role 

The Professor of Allied Health and Active Ageing will be jointly appointed by Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) and Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University. This position will play a key role in developing and expanding the rehabilitation, ageing and aged care research program and reputation of both organisations at an international level. It is expected that the position will work effectively with staff and leaders from a range of disciplines.

As a joint position, the incumbent will lead and undertake strategic research aligned to SALHN and Caring Futures Institute. This position will work with the senior leadership teams of the SALHN Rehabilitation, Aged and Palliative Care Services, and the Caring Futures Institute. This senior position will generate a vibrant clinical research culture in the Division of Rehabilitation, Aged and Palliative Care SAHLN that acts as a ‘magnet’ for clinical staff who want to develop their clinical research careers.

The position will provide strategic leadership and vision through building research capacity and capability and increasing research performance within the Caring Futures Institute and SALHN. This position will also support joint research endeavours that (1) respond to the research needs and priorities of the Division of Rehabilitation, Aged and Palliative Care SALHN and the University; (2) will build transdisciplinary research capacity through partnerships with medical staff and allied health disciplines; (3) enable excellence in the nexus between research, teaching, practice, and policy.

The position will also be responsible for engaging with industry, government, and other external organisations, strengthening research collaborations internally and externally and supporting recruitment of international and domestic higher degree research students and research fellowships. In addition, the position will be required to provide leadership and suggest direction to staff of both organisations and Flinders University students in relation to research plans, the development of successful track records in strategic areas of research and the provision of feedback on individual grant applications and publications. 

About You 

You will hold an outstanding research track record and demonstrate substantial and sustained research impact and a proven ability to undertake an active leadership role in research activities across the College, University, local health network, and industry partners. Through relevant experience and leadership, you will also demonstrate an understanding of contemporary allied health, rehabilitation, ageing and aged care practices both in Australia and internationally.

You will have an outstanding and distinguished international research reputation in rehabilitation, ageing and aged care research evidenced by sustained high quality publications with evidenced senior authorship contribution. To be successful in this role you will have a PhD or equivalent in an allied health or a related discipline with demonstrated excellence and leadership in the supervision of higher degree research students, and experience at a leadership level overseeing the functioning of a research-intensive unit. 

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders? 

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff 
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia). 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

How to Apply and Information 

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Professor Raymond Chan

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted. 

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

19 Mar 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

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