Job vacancy: Associate Professor/Professor in Ageing and Health at the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is currently seeking an Associate Professor/Professor in Ageing and Health. For more information and to apply, visit and search by the reference number 1769/1112.

REFERENCE NO. 1769/1112 
The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney is the largest and most comprehensive grouping of researchers and teachers in allied health in Australia, and is a world leader in research and education in health sciences and allied health. It is committed to research and research-led learning and teaching in a multidisciplinary context.

The Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit conducts multidisciplinary research that informs constructive responses to both population ageing and occupational ill health and injury in Australia and internationally.

The faculty currently seeks to appoint a highly motivated Associate Professor (Level D) or Professor (Level E) in ageing and health whose expertise aligns with the Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit. The unit values collaboration, collegial support and capacity building within and across teams. This position also offers an exciting opportunity to provide leadership in the faculty and to contribute significantly to its research and teaching programs. The unit contributes research-informed teaching to the faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs in the allied health professions. It provides supervision for honours, masters and PhD students, and offers an environment that supports and enhances the development of early career researchers.

You must hold a PhD with research expertise in a relevant area (including, but not be limited to, social policy, sociology, psychology, epidemiology, allied health sciences, health promotion or primary care). An established research profile demonstrated by an outstanding record of publications and competitive research grant funding is essential, as are university teaching experience, outstanding communication skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

You will work alongside a passionate team of scientists within the unit and pursue an internationally recognised research program. The appointee will teach in a relevant field, supervise postgraduate research students and contribute to the faculty’s other academic programs. You will contribute to a supportive and collegiate work environment and maintain an active mentoring role. Furthermore, the appointee will provide significant leadership and vision for the unit in accordance with its strategic plan, and actively contribute to a vibrant and collegial environment.

The position is full-time continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Level of appointment and responsibility will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to Professor Deborah Black, Associate Dean, at For enquiries about the recruitment process, please contact Mr Rodney Waterson, Senior Recruitment Manager, at or on +61 2 8627 1214.

CLOSING DATE: 27 January 2014

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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