Chair/Head of the Department of General Practice

Melbourne, Australia
19 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of General Practice
Melbourne Medical School

Salary: An attractive salary package will be negotiated including clinical loading. Employer superannuation contribution of 17% applies.

The Chair of General Practice is expected to make innovative and distinctive contributions to the academic discipline of General Practice within the Melbourne Medical School. This will include the initiation and developments of strategic links between the Department of General Practice and other departments of the School (in particular the Department of Medical Education through the Doctor of Medicine program), the Faculty (in areas such as the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health) and the University in existing and emergent areas of teaching and research. The Chair of General Practice will also be expected to promote excellence in General Practice care building strong links with the General Practice community and wider health care partners. The Chair of General Practice will be located at the University of Melbourne Department of General Practice.

The title of Chair of General Practice is awarded for the duration of the incumbent’s role as Head of Department. If the incumbent is no longer Head of Department, they will be appointed to a continuing professorial position in the Department.

This position description should be read in conjunction with the University of Melbourne Leadership Roles of Melbourne Professors (attached below).

Close date: 22 Apr 2018                   

Position Description and Selection Criteria


 Leadership Roles of Melbourne Professors.pdf

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