Chair of Melanoma Surgical Oncology University of Sydney Australia


Chair of Melanoma Surgical Oncology
Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney Medical School
Reference no. 962/0518F

About the opportunity

The Chair of Melanoma Surgical Oncology is a leadership position within the Discipline of Surgery at The University of Sydney. In late 2018 the current Chair, Professor John Thompson AO will be vacating the chair after an illustrious career in Melanoma Surgery. The incoming Chair will be well placed to make seminal contributions across all dimensions of melanoma surgical oncology activities (research, clinical care of patients with melanoma, and education) and will interact with major stakeholders and affiliates, particularly The University of Sydney's Sydney Medical School, Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), and the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH). The Chair will also be expected to pursue academic research of national and international significance, contribute to one of the world's largest Melanoma and Merkel Cell biospecimen banks, make use of the extensive curated existing databases of clinical, pathological and outcome data held by the MIA, and expand the research activities investigating surgical aspects of treatment.

The Chair will teach at all relevant levels within the Discipline of Surgery and within educational programs conducted by MIA and the SLHD. The Chair will have a role in the RPAH Institute of Academic Surgery in conjunction with other staff of the Department of Melanoma and Surgical Oncology at RPAH. Higher degree student supervision is expected to be through the University's Central Clinical School and Sydney Medical School. The Chair will be expected to play a role in MIA educational activities through provision of compelling and accurate content and effective and inspiring supervision and mentoring of Fellows and PhD students.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has been a leader in improving the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We are Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students located across 9 major campuses.
The Sydney Medical School, the Central Clinical School and the University's School of Public Health have been major contributors to the University's reputation and achievements in medicine and the biosciences.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention and challenging the status quo.
A central element of our Strategic Plan 2016-20 has been the introduction of a new faculty and school structure, including the establishment of a single, integrated Faculty of Medicine and Health, combining the current faculties of Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine (Sydney Medical School), Nursing & Midwifery, and Pharmacy. The new Faculty of Medicine and Health has been implemented in April 2018. The Central Clinical School will operate within the new Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Term and remuneration

The successful applicant will be offered a full-time fixed term position for a period of up to 5 years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package.


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 (AEST) Sunday 5 August 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and
linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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

The University of Sydney

About the position

Key Collaborations

The Chair is funded by the Medical Foundation of the University of Sydney using Melanoma Foundation funds which were raised for melanoma research and care. In addition to this Chair, the Medical Foundation also supports a Chair of Melanoma Medical Oncology and Translational Research at MIA and The University of Sydney. To achieve the goals of melanoma surgical oncology research, clinical care and education, the incoming Chair will be expected to:

−− Further develop melanoma clinical and translational research across MIA and The University of Sydney, particularly
fostering its national and international collaborations.

−− Provide clinical ambulatory services at the RPAH and the MIA, including at the Poche Centre in North Sydney (see section
on Melanoma Institute Australia below) , and will perform surgical procedures at RPAH as part of the Department of
Melanoma and Surgical Oncology.

−− Contribute to the education of undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University of Sydney, trainees in surgical
oncology and other medical disciplines, health professionals and the community.

Selection criteria


Criterion Essential Desirable

1. Medical graduate (MB, BS or equivalent). 
2. Recognised Specialist qualifications in Surgery (FRACS or equivalent). Registerable in NSW. 
3. Higher degree academic qualifications. 
4. Capacity to undertake an active surgical caseload in tertiary and quaternary melanoma surgery. 
5. Internationally competitive research evidenced by a track record of successful grant awards and a
strong record of publication. 
6. Experience in hospital quality assurance activities. 
7. Experience in surgical teaching across the spectrum of trainees. 
8. Experience in supervision of Higher Degree by Research students. 
9. Excellent communication skills. 
10. Capacity to assume future senior leadership roles in the Discipline of Surgery. 
11. Demonstrated understanding of the University's organisational culture and values as outlined in the
2016-20 Strategic Plan. 

The University of Sydney
About Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Sydney
Local Health District Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) is The University of Sydney's founding teaching hospital and is located on the periphery of the Camperdown campus of the University on the city fringe. The hospital is one of Australia's leading academic teaching hospitals with a tradition of excellence in clinical care dating to its opening in 1882. It is now a 933 bed tertiary
and quaternary referral hospital and major trauma centre with a national and global reputation for excellence in health
care. RPAH provides care to almost 83,000 inpatients, treats over 77,000 patients in its Emergency Department, delivers
over 5,100 babies and receives more than 22,000 ambulances annually. In addition to being a principal teaching hospital
of the University of Sydney, RPAH has the highest casemix acuity of any hospital in NSW and is one of the two largest public
hospitals in NSW.

The hospital cares for both its surrounding urbanised population and its referral base which extends throughout New South Wales and Australia wide for its most complex interventions. The Department of Melanoma and Surgical Oncology is sited at the RPA campus with operative activity in the main theatres of the hospital. Ambulatory clinics and inpatient services are also provided at the RPA campus. The hospital cares for both its surrounding urbanised population and its referral base which extends throughout New South Wales and Australia wide for its most complex interventions.

The RPAH campus has a Department of Melanoma and Surgical Oncology with operative activity in the main theatres of the hospital. The campus also includes the independently administered Chris O'Brien Lifehouse which provides radiotherapy
services and most oncology services to the RPA catchment. The RPAH Women's and Children's facility was formerly the
KGV Hospital and is integrated within the RPA buildings. The hospital hosts the National Liver Transplant Unit, is a major
centre of renal and bone marrow transplantation and has a TGA licensed cell therapy unit which is involved in gene therapy
and immunotherapy research. The hospital has its own PET radiopharmaceutical production suite, a large PET facility and
advanced nuclear medicine and interventional radiology. The Imaging facilities are nation leading. The RPAH departments
of pathology have an international reputation for their diagnostic innovations. The melanoma surgery activity is supported
by an outstanding onsite diagnostic pathology service which has an active research program.
RPAH is administered by the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) and is funded by the NSW Government. The SLHD is a core
component of Sydney Health Partners, an Advanced Health Research Translation Centre AHRTC entity, and of the Sydney
Catalyst cancer research network. RPAH hosts a research support unit providing research governance infrastructure
for clinical studies. The SLHD is a leading site for the training of surgeons, including robotic surgery practitioners, and
has a well organised academic unit (the Institute of Academic Surgery) with a strong interest in outcomes research and
innovation. A peritonectomy service was recently integrated into the Institute. The RPAH has a state of the art hybrid
theatre with advanced imaging in surgery capability and co-manages with the University of Sydney a state of the art
research hybrid theatre for experimental and basic research including in radiation therapy. The Hospital and University
campus is an active site of cancer research including immunotherapy research in the Centenary Institute and the Cell
Therapy Unit.

The University of Sydney

About Melanoma Institute Australia
The Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), formerly the Sydney Melanoma Unit, is a medical research institute under
independent governance, affiliated with The University of Sydney. The administrative hub is located at the Poche Centre,
8.5 km from the University of Sydney main campus and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH). MIA combines clinical care,
research and education to be the world's leading centre for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. The
Institute aims to:
−− Select and foster a network of leading academic clinicians and researchers to drive best practice in melanoma care and
−− Provide a critical mass of high quality clinical data and biospecimens to enable the best research (through the Research
Database and Biospecimen Bank jointly held by MIA, the Sydney Local Health District and The University of Sydney)
−− Leverage the learning and experience of the MIA network to lift the standard and consistency of care across the disease
spectrum from early to late stage disease
−− Maximise the funds available for research to accelerate improvements in outcomes
MIA's network structure, stretching across a number of hospitals, universities and other research institutes has proved to be
a highly effective way of cultivating independent discovery while leveraging the multidisciplinary expertise of the collective
to the fullest.
MIA is governed by a Board of Directors which has both commercial and clinical academic members. The Faculty of MIA is
formed by leading academic clinicians and researchers in the field of melanoma and complex skin cancer and has three
Committees for Research, Education and Clinical Services which advise the MIA Conjoint Medical Directors on academic
and strategic matters. The Chair will be expected to sit on the MIA Faculty and be a member of at least one of these

The research effort at MIA encompasses the full spectrum of basic, translational, clinical and applied research. MIA has
a particularly strong base in clinical trials, over 50% of which are investigator-led and which include a number of world
firsts. In 2015-16 MIA generated 81 peer-reviewed publications, two thirds in the top 20% of journals by quality and impact.
In 2016-2017 there was a 13% increase in total publications over the prior year and papers in high impact journals increased
by 33%.
MIA researchers have been highly successful at securing major grants, including three consecutive 5-year NHRMC Program
Grants, many NHRMC Practitioner Fellowships and in 2017 an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence grant. The Chair
should have a demonstrated capacity to collaborate with multiple disciplines involved in melanoma prevention, diagnosis
and treatment. The Chair will also be expected to collaborate vigorously, innovatively and robustly both within and outside
of MIA and The University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health.
MIA is recognised as a provider of accredited Health Care Professional (HCP) education programs for general practitioners,
medical specialists, nurses and allied health professionals. MIA also maintains an annual Fellowship Program through which
both Australian and international next-generation academic clinicians and researchers join the Institute for a 12-month
period. MIA also fosters PhD students and trainees. MIA academics are leading figures in the revision of such seminal
resources as the Australian Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Melanoma and the American Joint Committee on
Cancer (AJCC) Staging Guidelines.

The University of Sydney

About the new Faculty of Medicine and Health
The new University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health
includes the following schools:
−− Sydney Dental School
−− Sydney Medical School
−− Sydney Nursing School
−− Sydney Pharmacy School
−− School of Medical Sciences
−− Sydney School of Public Health
The Faculty of Health Sciences will join the Faculty of
Medicine and Health as a School at a later date.
It also includes ten clinical schools comprising seven
metropolitan and three rural clinical schools on key
campuses at Broken Hill, Dubbo & Orange, and in the
Northern Rivers.

The new faculty has
approximately 1300 academic
staff and 950 professional
and technical staff with a
total annual budget around
$620m. Current student
enrolments in the five
faculties is around 13,500,
including approximately 1920
research students, 6055
postgraduate coursework
students and 5600
undergraduate students.
Category 1 research income
in 2015 was in excess of $94m, with total research income of
approximately $189m.

Major initiatives within the University and in partnerships
across the health system provide exciting opportunities
to exploit the inter-professional and inter-disciplinary
collaborations that will form in the new faculty.

These initiatives include:

−− The establishment of Sydney Health Partners, an NHMRC
Advanced Health Research & Translation Centre formed
by Sydney, Northern Sydney and Western Sydney Local
Health Districts, The Children's Hospitals Network
(Westmead) and the University of Sydney. The goal of
Sydney Health Partners is to promote, support and
facilitate collaborative research involving the University
and the health service, in order to foster research
translation leading to improved health outcomes.
−− The redevelopment of the Westmead site will form one
of Australia's largest multidisciplinary clinical service
and health research and education campuses. This will
encompass Westmead Hospital (including its Dental
Hospital), the Westmead Clinical School, the Westmead
Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospital Clinical
School, and the Sydney Dental School, as well as the
Westmead Medical Research Institute and the Children's
Medical Research Institute.
−− The development of the Health Precinct on the western
edge of the University's Camperdown campus. This
will allow the schools of Nursing, Health Sciences, and
components of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry to be

Sydney Dental School

The Sydney Dental School is ranked amongst the top dental
schools globally and is one of the largest dental schools
in Australia. It is housed within the Sydney Dental Hospital
at Surry Hills and the Westmead Centre for Oral Health at
Westmead Hospital with outreach across NSW.
The school's mission is to "put the mouth into health" to
improve the health and wellbeing of our communities. This
integration of oral and systemic health is being achieved
by strategies to modify dentistry's research and education
programs and to strengthen government, private, corporate
and other health discipline partnerships.
The school offers a four-year graduate-entry dentistry
program the Doctor of Dental Medicine and a three
year Bachelor of Oral Health. The school also offers a
comprehensive, suite of postgraduate programs and
continuing education designed to produce specialist
practitioners across a wide range of disciplines. It has a
rigorous research training program to produce research
scholars of international standing.
The school has several established research collaborations
with international universities located in China, France,
Japan, Thailand and the USA, and also attracts a
sizeable applicant pool from abroad for entry into both
undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
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About the new Faculty of Medicine and Health
Sydney Medical School
Sydney Medical School, ranked as 15th in the world (QS
subject), is the oldest medical school in Australia. It was
formed in the 1850s. It accommodates 1200 medical
students undertaking a four-year graduate-entry Doctor of
Medicine program, more than 1300 postgraduate students
undertaking a wide range of master's degree, graduate
diploma and graduate certificate courses, and almost 1400
students undertaking research degrees.
Clinical Schools

In addition to teaching and research facilities on the
Camperdown and Westmead campuses, the Faculty of
Medicine and Health has seven metropolitan clinical schools
and three rural clinical schools.
−− Central Clinical School
−− Children's Hospital Westmead Clinical School
−− Concord Clinical School
−− Nepean Clinical School
−− Northern Clinical School
−− Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School
−− Westmead Clinical School
−− Rural Clinical School (Dubbo/Orange)
−− Rural Clinical School (Broken Hill)
−− Rural Clinical School (Northern Rivers)
These clinical schools are now formally recognised as
organisational units of the new faculty and they are led by
a head of clinical school reporting to the Deputy Executive
Dean (Health and Community).

The clinical schools have an extensive research program
which ranges from the molecular basis of disease to
clinical medicine and public health. Research is focused
on six major themes – cancer; infectious diseases and
immunology; neurosciences and mental health; obesity,
diabetes and cardiovascular disease; healthy ageing; and
reproductive, maternal and child health.
Sydney Nursing School

As one of the top QS (subject) ranked nursing schools
in Australia, Sydney Nursing School strives to sustain a
vibrant, respectful environment in which staff and students
collaboratively engage in quality nursing and midwifery
education and research that impacts on national and
international policy and practice to improve the health of all
people and their communities.
With major research themes in cancer, chronic disease
and ageing, infection and immunity, injury and acute illness
and mental health, the school's mission is to be known
internationally for a collaborative and interdisciplinary
approach to achieving excellence in health and health care.
There are approximately 1200 undergraduate, 700
postgraduate coursework and 75 higher degree research
students. Committed to inter-professional learning and
collaborative practice, courses reflect the changing needs
of health care. Students are taught by leading academics,
clinicians and researchers who are part of the nursing and
health care community.

Sydney Pharmacy School

Pharmacy at the University of Sydney began in 1899.
In the 1990s the program underwent a number of changes,
including the introduction of courses in pharmacy practice
and by 2001 there was the first graduation of students
enrolled in the four year undergraduate Bachelor of
Pharmacy. Currently there are approximately 1400 students
enrolled in pharmacy courses including the Bachelor
of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management,
Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice and Master of
Similarly, with over 100 higher degree research students, the
University has the largest postgraduate research program in
pharmacy in Australia. The faculty has many collaborative
research projects with other faculties, teaching hospitals,
research institutes and the pharmaceutical industry.
Research in pharmacy is via five research themes of cancer,
cardiovascular and diabetes, health services and patient
safety, mental health, respiratory disease and also covers
a broad spectrum of pharmaceutical and clinical sciences,
including drug development, formulation and delivery; and
patient-centered pharmacy and health services delivery
and research.

The University of Sydney
About the new Faculty of Medicine and Health
School of Medical Sciences
The School of Medical Sciences teaches a range of discipline
areas to medical and dental students. The school teaches
extensively in the Bachelor of Medical Science as well as in
many discipline-based courses in the Bachelor of Science
(Faculty of Science).The school also teaches in the Bachelor
of Pharmacy degree and to a range of health science
The school was formed in 2001 and currently incorporates
the disciplines of pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and
anatomy and histology. In 2006, the discipline of biomedical
science in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Cumberland
Campus was also incorporated into the school.
Apart from its teaching activities, the school is one of the
most research-intensive in the University and a major player
in Australian and international biomedical research across
a range of fields.
Sydney School of Public Health
The School of Public Health is Australia's first established
and leading school of public health with a community
of academics, educators, staff, research groups and
centres that offer a wide range of education and research
opportunities for students. Today the school has more than
300 staff and over 1000 students.
The school's vision is for a global community where
everyone's needs for good health and wellbeing are met.
This vision extends to those with the greatest need, who
would benefit most from improved health and reduced
inequalities. The school actualises this position by providing
high quality, accessible education, conducting outstanding,
high impact research and working in partnership to
translate knowledge into policy, action and innovation.
Our staff have an outstanding reputation for high quality
teaching and research. Our academics are leaders in
their field - in areas like tobacco control, chronic disease
prevention, healthy ageing, infectious disease, population
health metrics and physical activity. They are working with
leading institutions such as the World Health Organisation,
Gates Foundation, and Australian government at the local,
state and federal level to bring the benefits of public health
policy and practice to the people who need it most.
Health Sciences
The Faculty of Health Sciences is ranked 33rd in the Times
Higher Education World University Rankings for clinical,
pre-clinical and health.
The faculty has more than 4300 enrolments in seven allied
health disciplines. The faculty's researchers are global
leaders in ageing, disability, exercise, physical and mental
health and wellbeing, cancer diagnosis and survivorship,
rehabilitation, speech and communication disorders, and
arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.
The faculty is focused on some of the major challenges
confronting the Australian health care system including
those groups living in rural and remote areas, people of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, people who
are socially and financially disadvantaged, and people with
Graduates include CEOs of Commonwealth authorities
and hospitals, founders and directors of leading NGOs,
government officials and presidents of professional
associations. The faculty has a network of over 28,000
highly engaged alumni from across the globe.
The Faculty of Health Sciences will join the new Faculty
of Medicine and Health at a future date and remains as a
faculty until further notice. Once part of the new faculty it
will be known as the Sydney School of Health Sciences.
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The University of Sydney is a leading, comprehensive
research and teaching university. We are committed to
harnessing the transformative power of education to foster
greater knowledge and a better understanding of the world
and its people.
We are highly influential in shaping Australia's national
and international agenda, and delivering solutions to the
challenges facing society. We achieve this through critical
analysis, intellectual leadership and active contribution to
public debate.
Our primary objective is to create and sustain a university in
which, for the benefit of both Australia and the wider world,
the brightest researchers and the most promising students,
whatever their social or cultural background, can thrive and
realise their full potential.
This central purpose underpins our strategic goals. It
challenges us to develop and support a community of
scholars, where interdisciplinary research can flourish and
where the student experience is enriched.
To learn more about our strategic objectives, including
how we developed those goals and our progress towards
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Our research
The University of Sydney is recognised as one of the best
universities in the world, with a breadth and depth of
disciplinary excellence unequalled by any other Australian
Our research, all of which is ranked at world standard or
above (ERA 2015), is driven by the big picture and aims to
solve the most important problems and the most exciting
new challenges facing society.
The University of Sydney invests in research excellence.
Initiatives that contribute to outstanding research
outcomes are key to our University strategy and are
being supported by an unprecedented investment in our
research activities.
For more information about our research and its impact,
Our teaching
The University of Sydney attracts highly talented
undergraduate and postgraduate students, drawn by our
comprehensive range of quality degrees and a strong track
record for postgraduate research programs.
Our students study alongside top researchers and, in some
cases, contribute to their research. We expect them to
excel and challenge them to succeed as leaders in whatever
career field they choose.
Our campuses
Located close to the heart of Australia's largest and most
international city, our Camperdown/Darlington Campus
features a mixture of iconic Gothic-revival buildings and
state of-the-art teaching, research and student support
The University also has an extensive footprint throughout
Sydney. Some faculties are based in Camperdown/
Darlington but have facilities elsewhere. For example,
Veterinary Science and Agriculture & Environment have
farms and research units at the Camden Campus, while
the Faculty of Medicine and Health has clinical schools
in hospitals across the city and in rural NSW with very
close cooperative links and affiliations with a range of
independent medical research institutes.
Other faculties and schools have their own dedicated
campuses, such as the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
in the central city, Sydney Dental School in Surry Hills
and Westmead, Health Sciences at Lidcombe, and Sydney
Nursing School at Mallett Street, Camperdown.
Our researchers and students have access to excellent
library resources. These will soon be enhanced by a range of
new technology-enabled learning environments, thanks to a
project currently underway on the Camperdown/Darlington
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Enrolments, total 67,790
Enrolments, international 24,844
Staff (full-time equivalent) 8307.4
Faculties and University schools 12
Research centres and institutes 90
Student:Staff ratio 16:1
ARC Centres of Excellence 11
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Benefits of working here
At the University of Sydney we attract the most vibrant
thinkers to form a community dedicated to the pursuit of
transformative education and research.
Achieve your ambitions
If you want to engage with brilliant minds, are willing
to push boundaries, and believe in making a positive
difference, you've come to the right place. Our people
come from all cultures and backgrounds and enjoy a true
sense of community and belonging.
We recognise that our talented staff are invaluable and
we support them to achieve their career ambitions and
follow their dreams. Using our outstanding local and global
networks, we can offer flexibility, responsibility, personal
and professional development, and much more.
We reward our staff
We welcome open minds, curiosity, and a readiness to
tackle big questions – and we reward it accordingly.
Our people are part of an exciting environment where
development is encouraged and intellectual pursuits
foster a sense of purpose and confidence. We are also
committed to diversity and equal opportunity.
In addition to a competitive base salary, we offer a wide
variety of financial and non-financial benefits to our staff.
These include:
−− working arrangements which assist staff in managing
their work and personal/family responsibilities and
provide flexibility in meeting business needs.
−− family-friendly working hours
−− generous leave entitlements
−− a University contribution of up to 17% of base
salary to your superannuation (pension) fund
−− opportunities for tax-efficient salary packaging,
including motor vehicles, laptops and additional
personal contributions to your superannuation fund
−− a variety of training and development opportunities
−− exceptional health and wellbeing services, including
sports and fitness centres, medical clinics and free
counselling via the Employee Assistance Program
−− University Parents Network which offers support
to parents throughout the University
−− on-campus parking and convenient transport services
−− contribution to professional membership fees
−− a free Staff Benefits Program providing online discounts
across an extensive range of goods and services
−− access to the cultural life on campus which includes
our museums and art galleries; music and theatre
at the Conservatorium of Music and Seymour
Centre; and Sydney Ideas which is the University's
premier public lecture series program that aims to
bring some of Sydney's, Australia's and the world's,
leading thinkers to the wider Sydney community.
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Conditions of employment
This section provides a summary of conditions of
employment currently applicable to senior staff of the
University of Sydney. It has been prepared to provide
general guidance to prospective candidates, and does not
form part of the terms of any employment offer or any
staff member's contract of employment.
The University of Sydney offers excellent employment
conditions and a highly rewarding working environment.
It seeks to attract and retain staff of the highest calibre,
and takes pride in its reputation as an Employer of Choice,
as recognised by the Australian Government's Equal
Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.
In addition to specific selection criteria for each role,
candidates must also demonstrate the following:
−− Equal employment opportunity/gender equality
Demonstrated understanding of the incorporation of the
principles of equal employment opportunity and gender
equality; and ability to work positively with staff and
students from a diverse range of backgrounds.
−− Work health and safety (WHS)
Understand your WHS responsibilities and actively ensure
the health, safety and wellbeing of yourself and others
at work in accordance with your delegated authority, as
described in the University WHS policy and guidelines.
Term of the position
The appointee will be offered a full-time fixed term position
for a period of up to 5 years, subject to the completion
of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for
new appointees in accord with the University of Sydney
Enterprise Agreement effective 2018.
Academic planning and development
The academic planning and development process (AP&D)
helps academic staff at the University to reach their full
career potential and to achieve their work goals through:
−− setting clear expectations, actions and
priorities for the year ahead
−− providing professional development opportunities
−− enabling meaningful, open and regular review
discussions that incorporate coaching and mentoring.
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.
Salary sacrificing options are also available under the
University's Flexible Remuneration Packaging Scheme.
Provision is also made for limited private consulting in
accordance with the University's regulations.
A range of superannuation options will be available to the
successful candidate. By law, the University is required to
make employer superannuation contributions equivalent
to 10% of salary (called 'Superannuation Guarantee'
contributions). The successful candidate may elect to
have Superannuation Guarantee contributions made
to a complying fund of their choice, or to have a higher
level of contributions (currently 17% of salary) made to
'UniSuper'. The components of the successful candidate's
remuneration package will reflect their choice of
superannuation arrangements.
Relocation assistance for candidates
moving to Sydney
Where the successful candidate is required to move
to Sydney from their present place of residence, the
University will assist with reasonable air travel and
relocation expenses for the candidate and accompanying
family members. Visa sponsorship will be made available
if required.
Sydney is acknowledged as the gateway to Australia – a
truly international location. Along with a cost of living
comparable to other major cities around the world,
Sydney's world-renowned outdoor lifestyle makes it one
of the world's easiest and most pleasant cities in which
to live and work. Indeed it ranks in the top ten places to
live in the world and the Asia-Pacific in the Mercer 2015
Quality of Living Survey.
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How to apply
Address for Applications
All applications must be submitted online via the
University of Sydney careers website.
Visit and search by reference
number for more information and to apply.
Prepare your application to include the below. Once
your documents are prepared and saved, click the 'Apply
Now' button located at the bottom of the advertisement.
Complete the application form attaching your documents
in the appropriate sections. Do not submit more than one
application per position.
−− Covering letter including a statement that summarises
how your experience, skills, qualifications and
knowledge meet each of the selection criteria.
−− Response to each of the selection criteria.
−− Your curriculum vitae or resume including:
−− degrees, qualifications
−− positions held (including details of the
most recent and significant career
appointments) and major achievements
−− details of management and/
or professional experience
−− current and proposed research interests
−− research outputs including a list of your
publications (in chronological order, with
your most recent publication listed first)
−− competitive grants won and current/
future involvement
−− courses taught, students supervised and
curriculum development activities
−− fellowships, professional memberships and
contributions to professional associations
−− contributions to your academic field, for
example, involvement with editorial and
review boards, invitations to conferences,
consultancies undertaken
Include the names and contact details of a broad mix of a
minimum of five referees who can collectively comment on
all aspects of your background and experience.

For further information
Intending applicants are welcome to seek further
information from:
Professor Paul Bannon
Chairman, Discipline of Surgery, University of Sydney
Co-Director, RPAH Institute of Academic Surgery
Ms Monika Browning
Recruitment Partner
Recruitment Operations, Human Resources
+61 2 8627 6562
Indicative dates

Closing date for applications: Sunday 5 August 2018
Shortlisting: mid-August 2018
Interviews: September 2018
Commencement: To be

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