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Associate Professor / Professor in Adolescent Medicine

Westmead, Australia
Closing date
26 May 2024

Job Details

  • Exciting opportunity for an outstanding academic medical practitioner who is a leading authority in Adolescent Medicine with demonstrated medical education, clinical care and research
  • The role is based at the Children's Hospital Westmead (CHW) Clinical School in the Baludarri (Western Sydney) Precinct, co-located with the Hospital.
  • Full time Associate Professor or Professor continuing appointment with an attractive remuneration package.
  • Opportunity for salaried NSW Health Clinical Academic Appointment in Adolescent Health at Sydney Children's Hospital Network (SCHN) - Children's at Westmead

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty in the University of Sydney, and contains seven academic schools, including Sydney Medical School (SMS). Sydney Medical is internationally recognised for research and teaching in health and medicine. With formal links to more than 50 hospitals and health care facilities across New South Wales, Sydney is Australia's longest established medical school, offering outstanding opportunities for academics and students to participate in sector-leading practices in education, research and clinical care.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic medical practitioner as Professor or Associate Professor in Adolescent Medicine. This position will lead the teaching and research program in Adolescent Health in the Sydney Medical School from the Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School and contribute to the wider field of Adolescent Health across the Faculty and University.

The position requires a highly motivated individual with strong leadership skills who is passionate about improving adolescent health through research, education and clinical care. The Associate Professor/Professor reports to the Head of Childrens Hospital at Westmead Clinical School of Sydney Medical School for their academic duties. The successful applicant will also provide clinical care in adolescent health through a separate NSW Health appointment with SCHN (CHW) reporting to the relevant head of clinical department.

About you (Skills, capabilities and experience)

The below specifies the essential and desirable criteria for appointment at Level E (Professor). Applications for appointment at Level D (Associate Professor) will be considered from outstanding candidates who do not completely fulfil all criteria to the level specified. The level of appointment (Professor or Associate Professor) will be determined during the selection process, based on experience and track record.

The successful candidate:

  • must be a medical practitioner registered or eligible to be registered in Australia with APHRA, with skills comparable to an Australian trained subspecialist practicing in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (AYAM) as recognised by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP or equivalent).
  • must have an international reputation as an authority in Adolescent Health or related area of expertise with evidence of successful leadership of a program of research profile including competitive research grants, publications and evidence of recognition within the broader research community.
  • must have a distinguished record of scholarly teaching excellence as shown by successful student outcomes, demonstrated impact on student learning, and best practice higher degree research supervision.
  • must have the ability to contribute to the development of a culture of excellence in medical education and research that is underpinned by evidence-based practice.
  • must have a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the discipline, School/ Faculty and University.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a continuing position, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period and confirmation period with agreed performance. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience and qualifications. Applicants with suitable qualifications will be eligible for an NSW Health Clinical academic salaried role in Adolescent Health at SCHN Children' at Westmead Hospital

How to apply

To discuss this opportunity in confidence, please contact Laisrian Flynn by phone on +61 2 8075 4531, or by email at

For further information, or to submit an application, please visit quoting reference number 7294.

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As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


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