Professor in Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health

Professor in Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology

  • Exciting opportunity to join Sydney Children’s Hospital Network in a conjoint role with University of Sydney
  • Lead and support the academic and research activities of the Department of Allergy and Immunology.
  • Appointment period of 10 years, with a possibility of further 10-year extension

About the opportunity

An excellent opportunity exists for a staff specialist as Professor in Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology, a conjoint position with the University of Sydney. The position will hold a lead clinical role in the speciality within the Children’s Hospital’s at Westmead - part of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical graduates eligible for registration in NSW for appointment as a Conjoint Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, and as a Senior Staff Specialist at the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (The Children’s Hospital at Westmead), a teaching hospital of The University of Sydney.

Applicants should have a strong research background and clinical expertise in the area of paediatric allergy and clinical immunology; must possess a higher degree or equivalent and must have proven administrative skills and experience in, and commitment to, medical education.

The successful applicant must hold a Fellowship of the RACP or other specialist recognition as provided for in the Staff Specialist (State) Award.  Applicants must have proven ability to work closely and harmoniously with colleagues and must have highly developed interpersonal skills.

In addition to the clinical and research requirements, the appointee would be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and service.  The appointee will contribute to activities of the Clinical School and the Hospital in areas such as curriculum development and implementation.  The appointee would be prepared to accept high level administrative responsibilities and to play a prominent role, particularly in relation to Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology, within the profession, the Hospital and the University.

The appointee will be based primarily at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead within the Department of Allergy and Immunology and will be a member of the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney.  The successful applicant will be employed by The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and will have clinical privileges at the Hospital. The appointee will be expected to provide clinical Allergy and Immunology inpatient and outpatient services and to participate in the Immunology on call roster on a pro-rate basis according to FTE.

Enquiries concerning the position should be directed to Dr. Melanie Wong, Head of Department, Allergy and Immunology, at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead on (02) 9845 3418 or by email to or to Professor Louise Baur, Head of School, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, on (02) 9845 1903 or by email

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve 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’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.


Term and remuneration

The successful applicant will be offered an appointment as Professor in Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Senior Staff Specialist at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in the Department of Allergy and Immunology. The appointment will be for 10 years, with a further 10 year extension pending review of achievements and meeting the ongoing requirements for a professorial conjoint appointment with the University of Sydney. The appointment may be subject to completion of a satisfactory probation and/or confirmation period. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the NSW Staff Specialists State Award.


Applications must be submitted via the NSW Health Careers page. Visit and search by reference number REQ79453 to apply. 

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEST) Sunday 23 June 2019

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

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

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