Professorial Fellow, First Episode Psychosis

Melbourne, Australia
$209,428 p.a
07 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Salary:  Professor Level E $209,428 p.a
Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%
Working Hours: Full time 1.0 FTE
Basis of Employment: 5 years Fixed Term


As a senior academic, you will provide leadership and foster excellence in research, research training, and community engagement in youth mental health.

The role will be based within the Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne and seconded to Orygen.

As leader, You will lead, original, innovative, and distinguished research programs in one or more areas such as Youth Mental Health and First Episode Psychosis that have demonstrable impact that is of benefit to young people and their families.

You will be expected to develop strong collaborative interactions and cross-disciplinary research initiatives with other departments and centres of the University and national and international external collaborators. Publish research outcomes in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and write or contribute to writing policy, advocacy and translational materials in areas of expertise. 

About You

You will be internationally or nationally distinguished in first episode psychosis and youth mental health. You will be driven by the desire to benefit national and global communities and committed to the Orygen values of respect, teamwork, excellence, accountability and collaboration.

You will possess;

  • Fellowship as a Psychiatrist with RANZCP or with appropriate training that allows for fellowship with RANZCP 
  • PhD or equivalent professional qualification in relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of significant contribution to independent and team-based research in Youth Mental Health or First Episode Psychosis with an international profile.
  • Evidence of performance and pre-eminences as a scholar of international standing.
  • Capacity to provide high-quality research leadership, including leadership of interdisciplinary teams, and effective management of research and other staff.

About Us

Centre for Youth Mental Health

In January 2009 the University of Melbourne established a new Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH) within the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, where the academic and professional staff of Orygen Youth Health Research Centre OYH-RC, who were previously members of specific Departments (notably Psychiatry and Psychology), are now based.  All NHMRC and ARC Grants to be used for OYH-RC activities are managed within CYMH.

The creation of this academic and administrative structure reflects the multidisciplinary nature of this field of inquiry and knowledge, and its growing scientific and practical breadth and significance. This is only the fourth such supra-departmental structure to be created in the Faculty and there is no parallel to date anywhere else in Australia.


Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

The 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.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is deeply committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment that welcomes and values all people. We firmly believe that diversity, including in senior leadership, is essential to our Faculty’s continued success.

Employee Benefits

We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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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.

Advertised: 8 MAR 2023 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 5 APR 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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