The James Stewart Chair of Medicine

Australia (AU), Melbourne
12 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time


Location: Parkville (Melbourne), Australia

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne Medical School

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% super

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

About the role
With shared vision, these two prestigious institutions have come together to offer a joint appointment to lead education, research and clinical medicine in the Parkville campus. Situated on the campus of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the James Stewart Chair of Medicine and Director of Research (RMH) will make innovative and distinctive contributions to leadership in the University’s Department of Medicine and Radiology and across RMH.

The James Stewart Chair of Medicine is a key leadership position at the University of Melbourne, reporting to the Head of the Melbourne Medical School (MMS). An eminent authority in the field of internal medicine or its subspecialties, your expertise will encompass clinical practice, teaching and research in the clinical and scientific disciplines that form the basis of internal medicine.

As Director of Research (RMH) you will report to the Chief Executive of Melbourne Health and have responsibility for leading the research strategy for the health service which includes the delivery of safe, low variability and evidence-based care. You will take a key leadership and mentorship role across the hospital campus in all areas of research.

Subsequent to appointment, the James Stewart Chair of Medicine will have the opportunity to be considered for the role of Head of the University’s Department of Medicine and Radiology and will also have negotiated clinical responsibilities at RMH, which will be appropriately remunerated.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital campus incorporates the Doherty Institute and the Melbourne Brain Centre, providing high quality laboratory space, the clinical trial centre, Health Sciences library and a collaborative research environment. Melbourne Health/The Royal Melbourne Hospital is a member of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) Alliance, Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH), Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance (MGHA) and the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct (MBP).

About you
You will possess:

  • Highly developed leadership skills coupled with demonstrated ability to provide strategic focus and direction, fostering a culture of innovation and collaborative academic achievement
  • A medical qualification, registrable with the Medical Board of Australia
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or equivalent qualification
  • Internationally recognised record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in academia and research
  • Recognition as an eminent authority in internal medicine or subspecialty with distinction at the national and international level
  • A distinguished research career in a branch of medicine, including an excellent publication record in high impact peer reviewed journals

About Us
Established in 1862, Melbourne Medical School (MMS) in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne is the oldest medical school in Australia.

MMS is committed to working with the communities we serve to improve health and advance health care. We will do this through our teaching, learning, research, clinical care and advocacy.  The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) is Australia’s pre-eminent medical, health sciences and biomedical faculty and is recognised for its research, teaching and training and policy leadership across all of these fields.

The Faculty employs more than 1,900 members of staff, attracts more than 8,000 students each year and comprises six schools; 33 departments, centres and institutes; and 128 courses. It contributes almost 50 per cent of all research conducted across the University.

Employee Benefits
We offer a number of employee benefits to maximise your work life at University of Melbourne (UOM). Some of the benefits on offer are; a salary packaging scheme, flexible family friendly policies - providing generous leave and working conditions. An opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment with substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the UOM

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Applications close: 30 Jun 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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