Discipline Lead and Associate Professor in Public Health, Level D

Canberra, Australia
13 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To work with the Faculty of Health
  • Full-time Continuing Position
  • Academic Level D, Salary Range $137,716-$151,475 + 17% Super

The University of Canberra is seeking an experienced Discipline Lead and Associate Professor in Public Health to provide leadership on professional matters, teaching and research within the Discipline. As an experienced academic, your success in the role is underpinned by your passion in promoting student learning in Public Health.

Public Health is a discipline in which the wellbeing of the entire nation can be lifted, and one in which the University of Canberra has an enviable record of achievement in both education and research. University of Canberra students can be engaged in the Master of Ecological Public Health or the Bachelor of Public Health. Our team provides close collaboration with industry and all students can expect industry experience and engagement through their degree. The University’s focus on teaching and learning brings opportunities for innovation in online and flexible spaces for broad student engagement.

A large-scale campus development (approximately $2 billion) is under way, emphasizing university and industry collaboration, with health as one of the major areas of development. The $139 million construction of the University of Canberra Public Hospital is one of the most important projects that the ACT government is undertaking. It will become a teaching hospital and will provide a combination of 140 admitted overnight beds and 75 admitted day service places as well as extensive, purpose built ambulatory areas, outpatient services and a variety of specially designed therapy and support spaces. This is another great example of how the ACT Government’s reforms are enabling the University of Canberra to provide more community orientated services on the campus to attract more new students and brand-new facilities for researchers.

Reporting to the Head of School of Health Sciences, the Discipline Lead will advise, reports to and works closely with the Head of School. You will also be expected to continue to make contributions to the teaching effort of the Discipline, and undertake scholarship, research and/or professional activities in accordance with their substantive academic appointment. You will ensure academic leadership of disciplinary profile, research directions and industry engagement. Working closely with the Head of School, you will provide advice of Discipline area including allocation of resources across the Discipline, and the guidance of marketing and representation of the Discipline both internally and externally, as well as to ensure appropriate mentoring, staff development and oversight of teaching and research. You will approve the Unit Outlines for all units offered by the Discipline (in consultation with unit convenor) and present them for the Deputy Dean’s approval. As an experienced leader, your ability to promote a strong research culture within the discipline which fosters disciplinary excellence and encourages inter-disciplinary research development will be instrumental to your success within this role.

In return, you will be part of a dynamic world class University that values teaching, innovation and collaboration, a University with a Global focus and strong international links, including partnerships with Universities around the World. You will have the opportunity to work with a university named in the World’s Top 100 Young Universities ranking for 2017 by The Times Higher Education. The University is an EO employer offering excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies; on site gym, on site medical services supermarket and childcare facilities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Working Rights: Applicants for this position should have valid working rights for Australia.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume and a cover letter briefly outlining your skills and experience that will add value to this role.

For a copy of the Position Description and to apply, go to: http://uctalent.canberra.edu.au/cw/en/job/492389/associate-professor-public-health

For job-specific information:  please contact Dr. Nick Ball on Nick.Ball@canberra.edu.au or (02) 6206 8710.

Recruitment and application questions: please contact Connie Ng, Talent Acquisition Partner on 02 6201 5185 or email connie.ng@canberra.edu.au quoting ref No492389