Associate Professor/Professor of Infectious Diseases

Sydney, Australia
16 May 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Central Clinical School, Sydney Medical School

About the opportunity 

The position of Associate Professor or Professor of Infectious Diseases is to provide leadership in education and research within the Discipline of Infectious Diseases and Immunology in the Central Clinical School, and more broadly in the Faculty of Medicine and Health and the Faculty of Science, Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) and Sydney Health Partners. This position will become vacant in mid-2018. The successful applicant should have an internationally competitive research program, experience in the successful supervision of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students and deep understanding of the rapid changes in the clinical and laboratory aspects of infectious disease and medical microbiology. The successful applicant will also be part of the leadership team in interdisciplinary research centres of the University of Sydney, including the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity and the Charles Perkins Centre, Camperdown where the position and administrative support are located. The appointee is expected to be offered the opportunity to participate in activities either in the Department of Infectious Diseases (SLHD) and/or the Microbiology Laboratory (NSW Health Pathology) which are integrated and co-located within Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH).

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has been a leader in improving the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We are Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students located across 9 major campuses. The Sydney Medical School, the Central Clinical School and the University’s School of Public Health have been major contributors to the University’s reputation and achievements in medicine and the biosciences.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention and challenging the status quo.

Term and remuneration

The successful applicant will be offered a full-time continuing position at the level of either Associate Professor or Professor, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Clinical activities within RPAH will be in accord with the Senior Medical Practitioners Clinical Academics award arrangements as they apply in NSW and will be under the SLHD’s and/or NSW Health Pathology’s governance.

How to apply

For more information on the position, faculty and University, please view the candidate brochure available on the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number776/0418Cfor more information and to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEST) Sunday 1 July 2018

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion.  We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,  people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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

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