First listed on: 03 April 2018

Strategic Prof/Conjoint Chair, Allied Health & Wellbeing


  • Research focused
  • Exciting opportunity to make significant impact in Allied Health across Health and Education sector
  • Great location and access to facilities

The Role

  • Fixed Term (3 years), Full Time
  • $175,021 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Port Macquarie

This position is a strategic conjoint appointment between CSU and the Mid North Coast Local Health District of NSW Health. Given the conjoint nature of the position and the collaboration between the organisations it signifies, it is expected that the incumbent will spend time equally in each. In particular, given the distributed nature of the MNCLHD and CSU sites and facilities, an extensive amount of travel will be required.

As Strategic Professor/Conjoint Chair you will be responsible for developing the capacity of the respective organisations to conduct high quality research in the field of allied health, aligned with the strategic research plans of the respective organisations, and with the shared goal to impact on health outcomes and wellbeing of communities in the MNCLHD catchment area. You will be required to demonstrate high level leadership, communication, research facilitation and capacity building. You will also represent the two organisations and their collaborative endeavours nationally and internationally.

To be successful you will have:

  • A sustained and distinguished record of international achievement and recognition in a health research field;
  • Demonstrated success in building strong partnerships and collaborative relationships;
  • Strong leadership and ability to build people people capability;
  • Commitment to supporting multiple organisations and advancing an Allied Health Discipline and/or Allied Health and representing these interests in broader society.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Science delivers flexible, innovative teaching programs which provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to build a career, advance their profession and contribute to their community. We currently have more than 9000 students and over 500 staff dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge.

We are a leader in strategic and applied research in a wide array of sciences. We enhance and extend knowledge, train and educate future researchers and provide scientific solutions to current challenges. We achieve this through ethical practice, professional collaborations, industry involvement and a commitment to continual improvement.

We also provide a range of health and other services to our regional communities through our enterprise activities.

The School of Community Health has a diverse range of staff who work together in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. The School is focused on five professional courses including health and rehabilitation science, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry and speech pathology.

Staff in the School of Community Health are committed to work with regional and rural communities to train and graduate future health professionals; we use research to find answers to community questions; and we work together to support people to become agents for positive change within their community.

The School provides students with clinical training opportunities through the operation of commercial clinics offering services in Podiatry, Speech Pathology and Physiotherapy

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

The Mid North Coast Local Health District includes the Local Government Areas of Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Nambucca, Kempsey and Port Macquarie-Hastings. The Mid North Coast has an increasing ageing population and a higher than NSW average Aboriginal population. Since 2011 the MNCLHD has seen the largest capital investment ever in health services for the region. Within that five-year period, MNCLHD has administered a total budget in excess of $2 billion and has demonstrated a capacity to deliver services within budget while continuing to invest in service growth and upgrade of facilities.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Associate Professor Megan Smith |Director, University Department of Rural Health | | Ph: 02 6051 9245

Applications Close: 11pm, 1 May 2018

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