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Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Professorship in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Melbourne, Australia
Level E Professor
Closing date
3 May 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0061640
Location: St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Role type: Fixed-term for 5 years
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Medical School
Salary:Level E Professor, an attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.


The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Professorship in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne is a newly established position funded by The Passe and Williams Foundation and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne with the prime focus being the advancement of the field of Head and Neck Oncology. It is a key leadership position within the University of Melbourne, reporting to the head of the Department of Surgery. The position will provide the opportunity to expand these services across the state of Victoria.

The Professorship has an important leadership role in academic surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and will work closely with the Chief Executive of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne to promote excellence in clinical care in the field of Head and Neck Oncology and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and enhance the strong research links between the University of Melbourne Medical School and St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. The Professorship will also contribute to the Department’s reputation for learning and teaching excellence.

About You

You will be an outstanding Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgeon, and an eminent authority in the field of Head and Neck Oncology and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.

You will possess;

  • A medical qualification, registrable with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or equivalent qualification
  • PhD or equivalent research higher degree
  • Full list of the key search criteria can be found in the attached PD.

About Us

University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery,

The Department of Surgery is based across the seven precincts of the Melbourne Medical School, all at key hospital sites, as well as conducting academic activities in surgery at other hospitals. Members of the Department of Surgery number almost 100 paid academic and professional staff, and we have a substantive and active honorary appointment cohort of clinician scientists in excess of 400, who are involved in research and in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in surgery across the Melbourne Medical School.

The Department’s annual gross operating budget exceeds $10 million, with an overall budget of close to $20 million including both research and trust income.

St Vincent's Hospital

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service, which employs more than 7,500 staff across 16 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM is one of Australia’s most respected providers of public healthcare, with a reputation for compassion and world leading innovation.

The ENT Head and Neck Unit of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne is an international leader in Head and Neck Oncology and Skull Base Surgery and has a statewide and national referral base for the management of these conditions.

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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How to apply

Your application submitted should include a cover letter, CV and document with responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

Position Description

Applications close: 03 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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