Academic Position in Adolescent Health

Ref: 7294.

University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

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Role coordinated by:

Mazin Almaimani

Head of Research (Australia)

t: +61 (0) 2 8075 4605


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 08/08/2024

  • Exciting opportunity for an outstanding academic to contribute to the education and research in adolescent heath in the Sydney Medical School.
  • The role is based at the Baludarri (Western Sydney) Precinct   which is co-located with the Westmead Children’s Hospital and Westmead Hospital
  • Full time continuing opportunity with an attractive remuneration package.

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty in the University of Sydney, and contains seven academic schools, including Sydney Medical School (SMS). Sydney Medical is internationally recognised for research and teaching in health and medicine. With formal links to more than 50 hospitals and health care facilities across New South Wales, Sydney is Australia’s longest established medical school, offering outstanding opportunities for academics and students to participate in sector-leading practices in education, research and clinical care.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic as Professor or Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer in Adolescent Health. This position will lead an education and research program in Adolescent Health in the Sydney Medical School and contribute to the wider field of Adolescent Health across the Faculty and University.

The position requires a highly motivated individual with leadership skills who is passionate about improving adolescent health through research, education and clinical care. The position reports to the Head of a Clinical School of Sydney Medical School for their academic duties.

About you (Skills, capabilities and experience)

The successful candidate:

  • Must be a medical practitioner registered or eligible to be registered in Australia with APHRA. Have specialisation in any specialty of importance to the care of young adults and adolescents. These include all sub-specialties of internal medicine, psychiatry, and paediatrics.
  • must have a national reputation as an authority in Adolescent Health with evidence of successful leadership of a program of research including competitive research grants, publications and evidence of recognition within the broader research community.
  • must have a distinguished record of scholarly teaching excellence as shown by successful student outcomes, demonstrated impact on student learning, and best practice higher degree research supervision.
  • must have the ability to contribute to the development of a culture of excellence in medical education and research that is underpinned by evidence-based practice.
  • must have a network of relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the discipline, School/ Faculty and University.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a continuing position, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period and confirmation period with agreed performance. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will have the option of an appointment as an academic in Adolescent Health as well as the potential for appointment as a clinician in their own area of specialisation (in a related speciality). The nature of the hospital clinical appointment will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

For further information or to apply for the role, please contact Mazin Almaimani at Perrett Laver on +61 2 8075 4605 or at  

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and support covering letter using the 'Apply Now' option below.


As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

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