Professor and Head, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Melbourne, Australia
22 May 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Monash University

Monash is full of thinkers and doers who are looking for their next challenge. So if you’ve forged a rewarding career so far, this role provides the perfect platform to join us. You’ll have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure and teaching spaces to do exciting work, along with opportunities to collaborate internationally. You’ll be part of a university that’s made up of inspirational, challenging thinkers and doers – and continue doing work that makes a lasting impact.

The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) is at the forefront of healthcare improvement research in Australia with a commitment to improve education, innovation, leadership, and research in healthcare.

The School has achieved global recognition for their work in epidemiology (including clinical epidemiology), biostatistics and large-scale clinical data-management and registries. Primarily co-located at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) in Melbourne, the School collaborates extensively with medical research institutes, government departments, NGOs and hospital departments both nationally and internationally. The AMREP precinct is home to one of Australia's largest and best supported applied research environments which also includes several of Australia's largest and most prestigious research institutes, such as The Baker Institute and The Burnet Institute.

The Opportunity

The Professor and Head of School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine will be responsible for leadership and ongoing strategic development of public health and preventive medicine research and teaching at Monash University. This is an exceptional opportunity to lead, foster and grow excellence in research and teaching in a broad range of discipline areas within the School. The Head will maintain and build on collaborative partnerships across the Faculty and University and externally with key partners, locally, nationally and internationally.

The ideal candidate will have a distinguished international track record in public health and preventive medicine research and education, and evidence of engagement in clinical research. Candidates will have a PhD or the equivalent through research achievement. A significant track record of research leadership is a prerequisite, and demonstrated expertise in education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels is also required.

The professorial appointment will be a continuing appointment in the School and will include the role of Head of School for an initial period of up to five years with the opportunity for renewal.


To apply and for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact:

Jenny Sutton, or P: +61 420 548 703

Closing Date

Friday 20 July 2018, 11:55 pm AEST