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Head of School of Clinical Medicine - Internal Applicants Only

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Area:Faculty of Medicine
Salary (FTE):Academic Level E ($175,070.57 - $175,070.57)
Work type:Part Time - Fixed Term
Location: Herston, Brisbane

Faculty of Medicine

The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine is an internationally recognised provider of world-class education and research. The research-intensive Faculty has a gross budget of almost $300 million, employs approximately 1000 continuing and fixed-term staff (headcount), has a community of more than 4000 non-salaried academic appointees and around 3200 students (headcount).

The Faculty of Medicine offers Australia’s largest medical degree program for graduates and school-leavers. Undergraduate and postgraduate programs are available in the disciplines of Medicine, Health Sciences, E-Health, Mental Health, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health. 

The Faculty possesses enormous strengths spanning research, teaching, industry engagement and clinical practice in disciplines ranging from the basic sciences, biomedical research and development, to clinical trials and public health. Research projects within the Faculty have already led to discoveries with far-reaching social and economic impacts, including the revolutionary Gardasil (TM) vaccine for cervical cancer (Professor Ian Frazer). Faculty staff include three highly cited authors, one Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), three Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and 12 Fellows of the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).  The Faculty is a core member of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, the Brisbane-wide academic health science system.

Educational offerings in biomedical sciences, medicine and public health are informed and supported by research activity across a range of fundamental and clinical areas of importance including recognised strengths in cancer, skin diseases, brain and mental health, maternal and child health and genomics. Cutting-edge facilities such as the Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF), the UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), our laboratories in the Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the new Centre for Children’s Health Research (CCHR) enable outstanding research outcomes and sharpen our understanding of cancer, autoimmunity, mental disorders, infectious diseases and neurological disease.

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The School of Clinical Medicine

The School of Clinical Medicine has a strong focus on the delivery of both phases of the Medicine program across a number of sites within the Brisbane metropolitan area, including but not limited to, the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston; the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba as well as QE2 and Redlands Hospitals; the Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside as well as Redcliffe and Caboolture Hospitals; Mater and Lady Cilento Childrens Hospitals, South Brisbane; Ipswich Hospital, Ipswich; Greenslopes Private Hospital, Greenslopes; Wesley and St Andrew’s Hospitals, Brisbane; and the St Lucia Campus. Leadership at each site is provided by an experienced academic with responsibility for budget and financial matters, human resource matters and facility management. The School consists of academic staff members across all clinical disciplines and more than 2500 academic title holders.  

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The role

The Head of the School of Clinical Medicine oversees the Faculty's clinical units across Brisbane, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast. This includes managing the heads of clinical units, ensuring good governance and budgetary control, safeguarding the relationships with partner hospital and health services, leading the consistent delivery of high quality medical student clinical education and enabling the growth of high impact grant-funded research.  

The person

This is an excellent opportunity for an exceptional and vibrant leader who has the seniority and capacity to provide academic leadership, holds a current appointment at one of UQ’s teaching hospitals and has a commitment to building excellence in teaching and learning in the School of Clinical Medicine.


This is a part-time (0.6FTE), fixed term appointment for 3 years at Academic Level E. The position is open to internal applicants only, Professors who are currently employed within UQ's Faculty of Medicine (UQ employed or Conjoint) with a substantive appointment in one of UQ's teaching hospitals.  Applicants should be in a position to relinquish or reduce their commitment to other academic/clinical duties in the Faculty and/or with our health partners to assume this leadership post.  

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate including 17% superannuation. 

Position Description

Download File PD - Head, School of Clinical Medicine.pdf


To discuss this role please contact:

Professor Robyn Ward
Phone: +61 7 3346 5300

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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