Professor in Aboriginal Health

Adelaide, Australia
01 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of South Australia seeks to further develop its contribution to and leadership in the education and employment of Australian Aboriginal peoples. The University has set itself the ambitious target of being the “University of Choice” for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff.

In recognition of these aspirations, we seek to establish The Professor in Aboriginal Health, who will have the unique advantage of joining a rapidly-growing, highly successful research team, and will operate across both a university and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.  As the Professor in Aboriginal Health you will work in close collaboration with the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit located at SAHMRI as directed by Professor Alex Brown, the Chair in Aboriginal Health.

You will be a leading expert in the field of Aboriginal Health and will make a distinguished contribution to the research profile of the Institute through the development of a novel program of collaborative research supported by competitive research grant funding. 

As the Professor in Aboriginal Health you will exhibit ambition, sound motivation and demonstrably excellent research capability, and will make a significant contribution to the University’s undergraduate, honours and postgraduate research programs. As the successful candidate you will be an established Aboriginal Health researcher with a strong record of working with community, national and international partners in collaborative research.

Enquiries may be directed in confidence to Mrs Miranda McDonald, Senior Recruitment Consultant via or telephone enquiries are welcomed on (08) 8302 1777.

Applications close: 9:00 am Tuesday 30 January 2018

**Please note: Pursuant to Section 56 part 2 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (as amended) (SA) applications are invited from Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people only.**

Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent condition of appointment that the successful candidate obtains and maintains (at their own expense) a South Australian Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Criminal History Assessment determining them fit to work with children. Further information regarding a DCSI Child-Related Employment screening assessment can be found via the DCSI website.

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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