Professor/Enterprise Professor and Director of Onemda

University of Melbourne
February 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Fixed term 5 years
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Professor/Enterprise Professor and Director of Onemda

Salary: Professor/Enterprise Professor Level E

Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%

Working Hours: Full Time 1.0FTE

Basis of Employment : Fixed term 5 years (The appointee will retain an underlying continuing position as a Level E in the Faculty)

The Opportunity

This position represents an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team committed to undertaking research and teaching that draws on the strength and knowledge of Indigenous peoples and communities to understand the pathways to health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages and to identify avenues for prevention of avoidable morbidity and mortality.

We are seeking a leader in Indigenous Health for the role of Director of Onemda: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing, an outstanding Indigenous group of researchers, educators, and advocates specialising in public health with a focus improving health and wellbeing outcomes for Indigenous people in Australia and elsewhere through partnerships and collaborations and strong ethical foundations. Re-established in 2023 under the leadership of Professor Catherine Chamberlain, Onemda includes 53 academic and professional staff and 10 students, including 27 (18 staff, 9 students) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members.

The appointee will report to the Head of School, Professor Nancy Baxter, and be supported and mentored in their establishment phase by Associate Dean (Indigenous), Professor Sandra Eades.

About You

You will be a well-respected Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander leader with strong links with Indigenous communities. You will be a community leader or an academic who has the vision, capacity, and interpersonal skills to enable the strategy and direction for Onemda.

You will possess;

  • Demonstrated ability to provide visionary leadership in an Indigenous health or community organization, government, or other industry or in an academic setting as a Nationally/Internationally recognised academic in Indigenous Health.
  • A demonstrated commitment to advancing Indigenous knowledge, culture, and representation within society and/or academia.
  • Proven ability to engage respectfully and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, ideally including experience in community-based research or initiatives.
  • Full list of the key search criteria can be found in the attached PD.

    About Us


    Onemda's approach includes formal partnerships and collaborations with Indigenous community-controlled organisations and corporations, government departments and agencies and other entities, driven by fundamental ethical requirements for the direct involvement of those whom the work aims to benefit; the work of Onemda is co-designed in genuine partnership with community partners to ensure that the voice and agency of community participants have a primary role in our endeavours. https: //

    Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

    The Director of Onemda will both contribute to and draw from the existing academic strengths at the University of Melbourne, particularly in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH). The MSPGH has considerable expertise in clinical epidemiology, health economics, evaluation and implementation science, biostatistics, and health informatics. The school is committed to increasing capacity in translational research and, in partnership with the Melbourne Medical School, runs the ‘Methods and implementation Support for Clinical and Health Research Hub' as a resource for researchers both within and outside the faculty with capability in Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology, Health Economics, Health Informatics (REDCap), Clinical Trials and Co-Design and Implementation Effectiveness.

    Employee Benefits

    We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

    To find out more, go to https: //

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    How to apply

    Your application submitted should include a cover letter, CV and document with responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

    Advertised: 18 Jan 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 15 Feb 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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