Professor – Primary & Integrated Care

UNSW Sydney
Sydney (Region), New South Wales (AU)
01 Mar 2019
24 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor – Primary & Integrated Care

  • Opportunity to Drive Education Strategies within GO8 University | Continuing Full Time Position
  • Leadership position within a dynamic & progressive environment
  • Liverpool location, within the South West Sydney Local Health District (Australia)

Play a significant role in driving change on an unprecedented scale within the Faculty of Medicine and leadership in health system improvement in South West Sydney. 

The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.  We aspire to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society. 

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to several Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. With a strong presence throughout the Sydney Metropolitan area, including South West Sydney & Eastern Suburbs. We have a long history in partnering with teaching hospitals across rural areas of NSW.

UNSW has had a presence in South Western Sydney for over 25 years, supporting the delivery of and research into primary care services in communities with high economic disadvantage. In partnership with the SWS Local Health District, UNSW is strongly committed to making a positive difference within these communities by significantly contributing to the best quality primary & integrated care possible. 

The Opportunity

The Professor of Primary & Integrated Care reports to the Head of School, School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) for research, teaching and UNSW service contributions. The position will also report to the Chief Executive at South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) for primary and integrated services.

SPHCM is internationally recognised as a leader in Public Health and Community Medicine with research strengths in Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Health Services Management, Global Health and Primary Health Care. The School has a core focus in research and teaching to help inform policy, governance, organisation, work and leadership in the health sector through cross disciplinary collaborations with both academia and industry. 

The School and its associated Centres are involved in a broad range of activities related to primary care, including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research activities in primary care organisation and integration, engagements with multiple stakeholders, and service to the community. One such Centre is the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CPHCE) whose research is focused on prevention and management of long-term conditions, primary health care integration, health equity and health informatics with close relationships with local health districts and primary health networks. It has research hubs staff located on campus at UNSW as well as in the SWSLHD.

Covering a significant area in Sydney South Western suburbs, the SWSLHD provides health promotion, preventive and curative health services to a population of approximately 820,000 people. The SWSLHD provides acute care and rehabilitation services through seven hospitals whilst 14 major community health centres provide prevention, early intervention and community-based treatment, palliative care and rehabilitation services. A multi-disciplinary, cross sectoral approach to the integration of primary and hospital services between SWSLHD, South Western Sydney Primary Health Network (SWSPHN), General Practitioners, Community Health and Allied Health services, to ensure high quality, patient centred care is central to this position. 

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Leading new and innovative approaches to implementation and assessment of models of primary health and integrated care service delivery in the SWSLHD.
  • Developing high quality research projects, attracting competitive research grants and publishing research results in leading international journals and books.
  • Engaging, leading and fostering a culture of leadership and collegial atmosphere of discovery and enquiry in research in primary health and integrated care services.
  • Leading innovative primary and integrated care training within the SWSLHD and actively contributing to course development, teaching and supervision through SPHCM, the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity and UNSW Medicine.
  • Maintaining a sound governance framework for research activities that includes, appropriate administration, reporting, documentation and compliance of research in accordance with UNSW and SWSLHD policies and procedures.
  • Participating in teaching and research governance in SWSLHD, SPHCM, Faculty and at University levels, and through professional organisations.
  • Being the SWSLHD lead contact for external relations with primary and integrated care professional bodies (e.g. RACGP, Primary Health Networks, Local Government etc.) and contribute to vocational and continuing education for GPs and other primary care providers in South Western Sydney.

About the Successful Applicant

If you are looking for the next step in your career within a challenging yet rewarding environment, this is a great opportunity to build on solid foundations. You will have outstanding leadership capabilities, with a demonstrable track record of driving excellent performance within a complex environment. 

You will have a medical degree (with equivalent doctoral qualifications – i.e. PhD) and eligibility for registration as a medical practitioner in NSW and Fellowship of the RACGP/ACRRM or equivalent. You must have a passion for primary care together with extensive professional experience in general practice. You must be a recognised research leader with an outstanding track record in peer-reviewed publications and grant success in areas relevant to primary and integrated care.

You will have demonstrated experience in the delivery of quality undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently in a goal-directed manner yet collaboratively with other staff and external providers. 

To Apply:  Please click the apply button and enter reference #496308. Your application should include a CV, cover letter and responses to the selection criteria listed in the Position Description. Please note all documentation must be in pdf format.  


Ian Jones
Talent Acquisition Team Lead – UNSW Medicine 

t: 02 9385 3260
m: 0404 809 939

Applications close:  11pm (AEDST) on Sunday 24th March 2019 

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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