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Professor of Pathology

Camperdown, Australia
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Job Details

  • Opportunity to lead and innovate in pathology education within a dynamic academic environment in the School of Medical Sciences
  • Continuing full-time position with an attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity

The School of Medical Sciences is recognised worldwide as one of the leading centres for medical science research and education. With over 100 years of excellence in education, we are proud to be training the next generation of medical scientists who will be leaders in their chosen field of work.

The school's internationally competitive research spans diverse fields, from molecular biomedicine to digital health, addressing complex issues through seven multidisciplinary research themes. These themes, crucial to the Australian and international communities, are supported by partnerships with research institutes, health districts, granting bodies, and philanthropists, enabling impactful outcomes on local and global scales with over $50M annual funding. Concurrently, we boast one of the largest medical science teaching programs globally, educating over 8,000 students annually across various disciplines, integrating innovative curricula with multimodal teaching methods and cutting-edge resources like AI, VR, and industry placements.

We are seeking to appoint an Education Focused Professor of Pathology (Level E). Education Focused positions are designed for educators known for their exceptional skills in teaching and curriculum design.

The Professor of Pathology will contribute to the leadership and strategic direction of the University by participating in collegial governance and decision-making and fostering a culture of excellence through guiding academic staff and students towards success. They will actively contribute to pedagogical innovation, scholarship, academic debate and policy development within the University and beyond.

As a successful candidate you will be expected to dedicate most of your contribution to teaching and teaching-related activities (70%), while also engaging in research (20%) and governance, leadership, and engagement (10%).

Skills, capabilities and experience

The successful candidate will:

  • hold a PhD in a relevant, cognate discipline and an international reputation for outstanding teaching and research.
  • demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of strategic issues within the higher education sector.
  • maintain a broad network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions.
  • have an international reputation as an authority in educational design and delivery, including recognition for achieving improved or consistently excellent student outcomes, educational innovation, educational leadership and/or well-regarded pedagogical or disciplinary research.
  • have a distinguished record of educational excellence, evidenced by contributions to student learning, recognition and innovative practices.
  • have a proven record for obtaining external funding for scholarly activities and research.
  • demonstrate significant experience in leadership and management within the higher education sector, including excellence in supervision and/or mentoring.
  • demonstrated success in leading an academic endeavour from curriculum design to producing leading research and providing g a student enabling environment.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a Full time Continuing position. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Visa and relocation assistance will be provided if required.

How to apply

Applications (including a CV and cover letter outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience meet the requirements for the role) must be submitted via the link above. Please refer to the candidate information brochure for further details.

Candidate Information Brochure

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a copy of the candidate information brochure, a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact:

Dr Mushtaq Sobhan (Senior Talent Partner, Senior Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Operations) by email

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Applications Close

Wednesday 12 June 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

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.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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