Associate Professor / Professor (Head of Medical Oncology) University of New South Wales, UNSW Medicine Australia

Associate Professor / Professor (Head of Medical Oncology)


Job no: 495001

Work type: Continuing / Full time

Location: Sydney, NSW

Categories: Professor, Associate Professor

Associate Professor / Professor – Head of Medical Oncology

  • Provide leadership in Medical Oncology focusing on development and integration of research, education and clinical service delivery
  • Enable collaboration between UNSW and Prince of Wales Hospital to deliver on shared objectives of world class clinical service, research and scholarship in cancer 




UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to several Australia's finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. The Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH), a 420-bed adult tertiary referral hospital, is co-located on the Randwick Hospitals campus with Sydney Children's Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women, the Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service, Prince of Wales Private Hospital and several research institutes. This collective of health services represents one of the largest health precincts in Australia and forms part of the Randwick Academic Health Precinct with UNSW. 


The Precinct aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve through the development of a unique, seamlessly integrated world class precinct that harnesses the full potential of our multidisciplinary hospitals and university campus, to drive the rapid translation of outstanding clinically led research, innovation and education into excellence in clinical care.


The Associate Professor / Professor – Head of Medical Oncology will be required to provide leadership, vision & innovation to research, teaching and clinical services in Medical Oncology. You will be accountable for delivering the Universities and Hospital’s shared objectives of world class clinical service, research and scholarship in cancer.


This is a Clinical Academic appointment but in the spirit of closer collaboration between UNSW Medicine and the Local Health District, the position will have dual reporting lines to UNSW Medicine and POWH.  You will report jointly to the Clinical Associate Dean, Prince of Wales Clinical School of UNSW Medicine, and the Director of Cancer and Haematology Services, POWH.



You will provide leadership in Medical Oncology, focusing on development and integration of research, education and clinical service delivery essential for maintenance of the highest standards of a principal teaching hospital. Working closely with and supporting the Director of Cancer and Haematology Services, you will enhance the national and international reputation of Medical Oncology through innovation, research and clinical excellence.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Actively contribute to Precinct-wide multidisciplinary cancer research directions aimed at complementing existing research strengths, and building capacity and capability to increase the impact, breadth and depth of research.
  • Produce high quality academic outputs including competitive grant successes, peer-reviewed publications, and student research project supervision.
  • Develop and implement clinical, operational, governance and risk management initiatives for the Department of Medical Oncology, in alignment with the strategic directions and priorities of South Eastern Sydney Local Health District and the Cancer and Haematology Services of POWH.
  • Contribute to management and development of Cancer and Haematology Services through the use of performance management tools and effective communication related to academic and clinical strategy and leadership.
  • Participate in planning and implementation of key programmes and initiatives of the Cancer and Haematology Services, reflecting improvement strategies to meet organisational performance indicators and goals.
  • Contribute to Medical Oncology workforce planning for the strategic deployment of human resources to achieve workforce priorities consistent with the development, growth and promotion of an academic clinical service.
  • Effectively manage departmental workforce to ensure provision of clinical services within allocated FTE and financial budgets.
  • Supervise and support training of medical undergraduates, junior medical staff and registrars and fellows in Medical Oncology.
  • Partner with and support the UNSW Medicine Cancer Theme Leader and Faculty Clinical Academic group to meet the Faculty research objectives relating to cancer services.



To be considered for this position you must possess medical registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA), possession of FRACP or equivalent qualification, and specialist recognition in Medical Oncology. You will have a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline area and an outstanding research track record, including significant external research funding and publications in top tier peer-reviewed journals. You will have demonstrated capacity to lead and manage complex organisational change in clinical, research and education settings including high-level skills in leadership, analysis, liaison, negotiation and conflict resolution. You will also have demonstrated expertise in the management, planning and development of clinical services, including ability to develop, direct and lead a multi-disciplinary team in the achievement of organisational objectives. You must have clinical subspecialty knowledge and expertise which complements and extends current clinical services available in Medical Oncology.


Download File PD - Head Medical Oncology - POWH UNSW.pdf


For further information, please contact:

Ian Jones

Talent Acquisition Team Lead – UNSW Medicine


t: 02 9385 3260

m: 0404 809 939


Applications close at 11:55pm on Sunday 13th January 2019.


UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.


Position Description

Advertised: 21 Sep 2018 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 13 Jan 2019 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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