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Job no: 0029079

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

Salary: An attractive salary package will be negotiated


The University seeks to appoint a Professor / Associate Professor in Indigenous Health Equity

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

This is an exceptional opportunity to provide academic leadership in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) in the area of Indigenous health, particularly as it applies to health promotion (especially primary and secondary prevention of disease and injury), access to health services, and the societal and system determinants of health. This position will capitalise upon the significant contributions the School and Faculty have made in relation to Indigenous population health.

The Professor/Associate Professor will be located within the Centre for Health Equity in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, and will take a leadership role with Indigenous health as the head of the Indigenous Health Equity Unit within the Centre for Health Equity, MSPGH and the University, joining with other Indigenous academic leaders in MDHS, other Faculties, and in Chancellery.

About you

You will possess;

  • A doctoral qualification or other relevant higher degree
  • High level of national and international recognition as a leader in Indigenous health (Level E), or emerging leader (Level D)
  • Demonstrated academic leadership in the higher education sector
  • Demonstrated high achievement in teaching and learning, in course development, delivery and coordination
  • A record of achievement in competitive research grants
  • Substantial record of research publications
  • Successful record of leading a research team
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated record of successful and substantial collaboration in Indigenous health research
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in knowledge exchange with the Indigenous community

About Us

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne is the oldest in Australia, established initially as a medical school in 1862. The research effort of the Faculty is highly collaborative and spans basic to translational research and involves over 800 graduate researchers, 1000 academic staff and over 4,000 honorary staff. The Melbourne School of Population Health was established in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences in 2001. It became the School of Population Health and Global Health in 2013. The School currently employs over 265 academic and 70 professional staff, with additional staff engaged through partner agencies. See

Employee Benefits

We offer a number of employee benefits to maximise your work life at University of Melbourne (UOM). Some of the benefits on offer are; a salary packaging scheme, flexible family friendly policies - providing generous leave and working conditions. An opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment with substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at UOM.

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How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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Please note the application close date has changed.

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