The Michael Crouch Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health

Sydney, Australia
16 May 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Brain and Mind Centre, Sydney Medical School

About the opportunity 

The Michael Crouch Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health (for a clinical psychologist), in the Sydney Medical School (SMS) and operating through the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, is designed to provide internationally recognised academic leadership, in the area of child and youth mental health.

The Chair will be situated at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Your position will be substantively research-based though will contribute significantly to educational programs associated with BMC, the Faculty of Medicine & Health and the School of Psychology. Your position will also seek to engage actively with the University’s School of Psychology in the Faculty of Science.

About you

You will possess relevant achievements in research and clinical experience in mental health disorders in children and young people and also special needs populations, and be experienced in the implications for emotional and brain development and the neuroscience/neurobiology of child mental health development that informs research into antecedents of psychiatric illness. Although the services of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) cater for those up to 16 years of age, you will have the capacity to work along the trajectory of youth mental health, from infancy and childhood through adolescence and youth through partnerships with other organisations. Opportunities to work collaboratively across the SCHN with initiatives arising from similar mental health research will also be available. You will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with mental health practitioners and researchers in the Western Sydney Local Health District.

You will need to have professional qualifications in clinical psychology that can be recognised by AHPRA for registration as a clinical psychologist in Australia.

Term and remuneration

The appointment will be made on a continuing, full-time basis, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees, and the successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package.

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 number223/0218C for more information and to apply.

Closing date:11.30pm (AEST) Sunday 10 June 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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