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Associate Professor / Professor in General Practice

Melbourne, Australia
Level D ($175,858-$193,740) or Level E ($226,517)
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0048195
Location: Parkville
Role type: Continuing; Full-time / Part-time (0.4 to 1.0FTE) depending on clinical commitments
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of General Practice and Primary Care
Salary: Level D ($175,858-$193,740) or Level E ($226,517) + clinical loading + 17% super – pro-rata for part time


This is an important leadership position with the Department of General Practice and Primary Care, within the internationally renowned Melbourne Medical School. The role will serve as a key member of the Department Executive and will bring eminence in an area of General Practice research, aligned to the research priorities of the department.

You will have the opportunity to make independent and original contributions to the advancement of knowledge through interdisciplinary collaboration and will provide academic leadership in the discipline. You will take a leading role in the continuous development and delivery of teaching as well as make significant and innovative contributions in research.

Through your high-level research performance, national reputation, and well-developed collaborations with partners, you will cultivate a culture of excellence in education and educational innovation.

About You

You will be an established academic with national, and emerging international, standing demonstrated through outstanding scholarship, publication and grant track record. You will demonstrate excellent and sustained performance and achievement in General Practice research, teaching and learning and academic leadership. You will possess;

  • A PhD in Primary Care or General Practice
  • Previous experience in designing and conducting health services and clinical research in the Australian General Practice setting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to mentor and guide junior research staff in their academic trajectory
  • Full list of the key search criteria can be found in the attached position description

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About Us

University of Melbourne, Department of General Practice and Primary Care

The Department of General Practice and Primary Care originated as a unit within the Department of Community Medicine in 1977. It was established as a separate department within the School of Medicine in 2001 and established the Primary Care Research Unit (PCRU) as a centre of excellence in primary care research, research training and knowledge exchange in 2006. The Department has 68 (full time equivalent) staff supported by an operating budget of $7 million and research income of approximately $11 million annually.   

Melbourne Medical School

Established in 1862, Melbourne Medical School (MMS) in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne is the oldest medical school in Australia. It is internationally renowned for global leadership in teaching and training, health research, policy and practice. MMS is ranked 14th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 for clinical, pre-clinical and health), has strong academic partnerships and ground-breaking collaborative research programs with leading public and private hospitals, as well as leading medical research institutes and centres in Australia and internationally.  

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 Candidate Information Pack for the role.

Candidate Information PackAssociate Professor - Professor in General Practice - Candidate Information Pack.pdf

Applications close: 07 Jul 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.

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

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