First listed on: 25 November 2016

Professor/Associate Professor of Allied Health (Community) 

Sydney Local Health District | Faculty of Health Sciences
Reference no. 1661/1116

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Allied Health academic researcher to a conjoint Level E or D professorial appointment between the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District.

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the University of Sydney is the largest and most comprehensive grouping of allied health professions, researchers and teachers within Australia. The faculty is a world leader in health sciences and allied health research and education and is acknowledged as a leading global hub of excellence in research and education in health sciences. The faculty is committed to research and research–led learning and teaching in a multidisciplinary context.

Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) has a well-established reputation for excellence in the provision of healthcare services and for managerial and fiscal responsibility. Established 1st January, 2011, the District continues to build on the positive reputation of its organisational predecessors, the Central Sydney Area Health Service and the Sydney South West Area Health Service. SLHD has strong and well recognised leadership roles in research, education and in the provision of high quality tertiary and quaternary clinical services. Health promotion and high quality provision of healthcare to its local community are also integral to the District’s role.

This conjoint professorial position is a component of a strategic partnership between the FHS and SLHD. The objective of the Sydney LHD and the University of Sydney Allied Health Partnership is to oversee and facilitate the implementation of the Sydney LHD and the University of Sydney FHS allied health partnership: including the development and implementation of an allied health research and education strategic plan.  The partnership is committed to enhancing the health of people in Sydney LHD through patient centred care that is grounded in scientific evidence, sharing knowledge and skills and preparing work ready allied health professionals.  The work of this Professorial appointment will be focussed on contributing to the evidence base about effective community based allied health services. The successful applicant will work closely with SLHD allied health staff to build research capability and lead and integrate research from the FHS into SLHD.

The Professor/Associate Professor Allied Health (Community) will be co-located at the University of Sydney and SLHD, Camperdown. The position will be responsible to the Dean (FHS), University of Sydney and to the Director Allied Health (SLHD). The successful applicant will work alongside a passionate team of clinicians and researchers in the various allied health disciplines and pursue a research program. The appointee will teach in their relevant field, as well as supervise postgraduate research students and contribute to the discipline’s academic programs. 


The successful applicant will be offered a fixed term appointment for a minimum of five years as Professor/Associate Professor of Allied Health (Community). A competitive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.


For more information on the position, faculty and University, please view the candidate brochure available on the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 29 January 2017 (Sydney time)


The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has 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 also encouraged.


© The University of Sydney


The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


Recent Jobs