Salary: $145,685 - $160,500 p.a. (Level D) or $187,654 p.a. (Level E) plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.
This position is located at the Nossal Institute for Global Health in the School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne.
In this position as Associate Professor/Professor (Academic Specialist in Global Health) the appointee will demonstrate performance of exceptional distinction and achievement as a distinguished scholar of national and international standing. The appointee will report to the Director of the NIGH, and through the Director to the head of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.
The purpose of this position is to lead the Nossal Institute in the implementation of research and consulting activities with a particular focus on engagement with the international community of researchers and policy makers in the fields of health systems strengthening, health financing, health economics, evidence-based research and policy development across the Asia Pacific region.
The successful applicant will be a dynamic professional, researcher and educator with a strong reputation for excellence in research and international development practice in health systems and global health with particular expertise in health systems financing, policy and practice. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong leadership role in the development of public policy in the health sector within the Asia and Pacific region (and globally) and a key role in an established network of researchers, research institutes, policy makers, ministry of health officials and international development partner organisations.
You will be passionate about teaching post-graduate courses and research higher degree supervision in the field of global health with practical applications to policy solutions and have an international research profile in an area of health systems strengthening and global health. You will provide leadership in developing, attracting and facilitating interdisciplinary teaching, research and consultancy within the University by actively engaging with government, industry, international development organisations and partners, local government partners in aid-recipient countries, philanthropic organisations and academic staff within Australia and internationally. You will inspire students and PhD students in global health to excel in their chosen profession to become leaders in their countries and professions.
The Nossal Institute provides a highly supportive and collegial environment. You will contribute to the leadership, strategic planning and further development of the Institute, and the wider School of Population and Global Health, including mentoring of earlier career researchers to foster academic and professional achievement in others. You will particularly support the Director of the Nossal Institute to identify opportunities of collaboration with external organisations and building a regional and international network of researchers and policy makers in the field of global health. This position is also responsible for finding and supporting targeted research funding opportunities
You will make an outstanding contribution within the Institute and will have attained recognition at a national and international level in your discipline.
For Level E appointments:
Professors at the University of Melbourne also provide transformational leadership and dedicated service for the University and the broader community beyond their leadership within their academic fields and disciplines. This position description should be read in conjunction with the University of Melbourne Expectations of a Professor document below: Leadership-Roles-of-Melbourne-Professors-April-2017.pdf