Cochlear Chair in Hearing and Healthy Ageing

Sydney, Australia
31 May 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie University

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university: one unbound by ivory towers and sandstone walls. Rather, we are focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society, encouraging all to traverse the boundaries of their own perspective and affect change.

The Role

As a joint venture, Macquarie University and Cochlear Limited are establishing a Cochlear Chair in Hearing and Healthy Ageing. As a world-leading academic with an outstanding international reputation, this role will deliver globally impactful research and teaching in the field of healthy ageing, with a particular focus on the unique role that the hearing sense plays.

A major ongoing collaboration for the University is with Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions. The Cochlear Chair in Hearing and Healthy Ageing will align Cochlear’s focus with the University’s commitments in hearing research and education, as well as clinical practice and advocacy and providing a platform for further impactful hearing research in Australia. As such, the Cochlear Chair will serve as the nexus between Macquarie University hearing research streams and will take a life course perspective on when, in whom, why and how to intervene.

The Cochlear Chair will have the opportunity to work with world-leading academics across the University’s considerable hearing research profile including hearing, health and aged care and health economy. You will work extensively with leading hearing organisations such as members of the Australian Hearing Hub to strengthen commercial and research partnerships and further develop impactful hearing research opportunities.

The Successful Applicant

The successful applicant will have international research standing with demonstrated capacity to inspire and engage with colleagues in achieving success; well-developed leadership skills and extensive experience in research supervision; demonstrated experience in making a significant contribution to academic life; and administrative leadership with a track record of effective team work and collegiality as well as experience of building collaborations across institutions and developing ongoing partnerships with industry and professional bodies.

This is a genuinely exciting opportunity for an ambitious leader who is passionate, engaged and determined to make a difference.

Applications Close:         Friday, 29 June 2018       

The University has engaged Carol Watson Executive Search to assist in the recruitment process.  For a copy of the Position Description or to submit your application please email Debbie Dickinson on

For a confidential discussion please contact Sean Gillen on +44 (0) 7950 123 466 or email  (Northern Hemisphere) or Carol Watson on +61 (0) 419 523 410 or email (Australia and New Zealand).

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.