Associate Professor – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health


Job no: 498084
Work type: Continuing / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Associate Professor

The Organisation:

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations.

The School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) is internationally recognised as a leader in Population and Global Health with research strengths in Health Systems Research, Adolescent Health, Healthy Ageing, Infection and Immunity, Environmental Health, Global Health, Indigenous Health and Primary Health Care. Our work generates new knowledge to help inform policy, governance, organisation, and leadership in the health sector through cross-disciplinary research with both academia and industry. The School also has strong associations with research centres and institutes throughout UNSW.

The Opportunity: 

  • Academic Level D: $155, 785 – $171,120 + 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Permanent, Full-Time opportunity 
  • Unique opportunity to lead research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health & engagement with community members and stakeholders
  • Position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only
  • Sydney, Australia based

The role of Associate Professor will be responsible for providing academic leadership in research and teaching in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. The Associate Professor will be a research leader who will build a research team, conduct impactful research in line with community priorities, communicate research appropriately with stakeholders, publish in top-ranked, peer-reviewed journals, win competitive funding, supervise higher degree students and contribute to teaching and academic administrative functions in the School of Public Health & Community Medicine and Faculty of Medicine.

The role of Associate Professor reports to the Head of School and has three direct reports. The attached job description provides a detailed account of the position.

About the Successful Applicant:

You will have a PhD in Public Health or related discipline; with developed experience in higher education, including delivery of high-quality teaching, curriculum development and professional development. You will also have demonstrated experience in research conducted in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities; with outstanding leadership and achievements in learning, teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in a University or professional setting. You will also be a recognised research leader with outstanding research record as evidenced by research funding, publications in top tier journals and successful higher degree supervision.

Please refer to the job description for the full selection criteria. Download File Associate Professor in Aboriginal Health PD

To Apply:

To make an application you can only apply online through the website. Please include your resume, a cover letter and a response to the selection criteria from the job description. You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

Contact (only for questions about the role)

Professor Rebecca Ivers – Head of School of Public Health and Community Medicine


Applications close:   11pm, 23rd January 2020 

UNSW is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only. UNSW has obtained an exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) to designate and recruit professional and academic positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, to fulfil UNSW’s goal of a representative workforce rate.

Position Description

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time 

November 28, 2019


Posted by: Renae Kilmister