Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 5560000

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Hospital based

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

Department/School: Melbourne Medical School

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

Salary: Level E, Professor - Attractive salary package will be negotiated including a startup support package

Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%

Working Hours: Full Time

Basis of Employment: 5 years with opportunity for extension


The James Stewart Chair of Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital was established in 1955 and is a key leadership position at the University of Melbourne, reporting to the Head of the Department of Surgery in the Melbourne Medical School. 

The James Stewart Chair of Surgery will be an outstanding surgeon, and an eminent authority in the field of surgery or its subspecialties, encompassing its clinical practice, teaching and research in its clinical aspects and in the scientific disciplines that form its basis. The appointee will be expected to make innovative and distinctive contributions to leadership in education, research and clinical surgery in the University of Melbourne’s Department of Surgery and more broadly across the surgical specialties at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

About you

You will possess:

  • A medical qualification, registerable with the Medical Board of Australia 
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgery or equivalent qualification 
  • PhD or equivalent research higher degree
  • Recognition as an outstanding surgeon and an eminent authority in surgery or subspecialty with distinction at the national and international level
  • Highly developed leadership skills
  • Ability to provide strategic focus and direction, fostering a culture of innovation and collaborative academic achievement in the area of surgery
  • A distinguished research career in a branch of surgery, including an excellent publication record in high impact peer reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated sustained success in obtaining research grants and external research income (with emphasis on competitive, international and peer-reviewed)

About Us

The Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery is based across the seven precincts of the Melbourne Medical School, all at key hospital sites, as well as conducting academic activities in surgery at other hospitals. The Department of Surgery at Royal Melbourne Hospital forms the focus for academic activities in surgery for the University of Melbourne and the Parkville precinct.  Members of the Department of Surgery number almost 100 paid academic and professional staff, and we have a substantive and active honorary appointment cohort of clinician scientists in excess of 400, who are involved in research and in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in surgery across the Melbourne Medical School. These activities are undertaken both within the Department, and more broadly on the hospital campuses.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria’s first public hospital established in 1848, is a leading public health service in Victoria with a long history of providing the best possible care for patients and consumers. The health service is committed to applying evidence based research to drive improvements in clinical outcomes and healthcare experience. With a focus on teaching and education, the health service encourages lifelong learning to enable its people to realise their potential.

Serving a population of over 1 million, RMH provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute and community public health services to our local community within Melbourne’s west and north, and as well as regional and rural Victorians. RMH is a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and lead centres of excellence for tertiary services such as cancer surgery, haematology, nephrology, cardiology, infectious diseases, neurosciences and mental health.

Employee Benefits

The University offers a number of employee benefits which can be maximised through our salary packaging scheme. Flexible family friendly policies include generous leave and working conditions as well as a substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate family members undertaking further studies at the University.

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How to apply

Your application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

Position Description

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