Associate Professor in Periodontics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Jul 2024

23 May 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Medical sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

3 Jul 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Job no: 0062488
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
School: Melbourne Dental School
Salary: Level D – $ 175,858 - $ 193,740 p.a. plus 17% super (Additional clinical loading of $13,494 p.a. with dental qualification)

As required by clause 1.15.9 of the 2024 EA, after seven days of internal advertising, current casual or fixed-term employees of the University will be provided with prior opportunity to apply for and be considered for vacant continuing positions if they meet the following criteria: 

  • they have been employed by the University over two or more semesters and over two consecutive calendar years, 
  • they have been employed on a 0.5 FTE or more time fraction, and
  • they have the skills, experience, qualifications, and expertise required by the Selection Criteria.

In addition, redeployment candidates will be given a prior opportunity under the Recruitment and Appointment Policy together; this cohort is known as Priority Candidates.

  • Teach, research, and provide academic and clinical leadership in Periodontics for graduate and postgraduate programs.
  • Opportunity to influence international periodontics research and education with recognised clinical and academic expertise.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The Associate Professor in Periodontics will provide academic and clinical leadership in teaching and research for both graduate and postgraduate programs. This role involves curriculum development, supervising student research projects, and delivering high-quality periodontics education. The successful candidate will have a strong record in academic periodontics, recognised internationally for their research, and must hold specialist dental qualifications and a PhD in Periodontics or a related discipline, with eligibility for national registration through AHPRA.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering high-quality, benchmarked teaching with contemporary pedagogical insights to ensure high satisfaction in degree programs and CPD courses.
  • Undertaking clinical teaching supervising treatment of student periodontic cases to completion of care
  • Demonstrate a proactive reflective teaching practice through seeking guidance from senior teaching staff and student feedback.

Who We Are Looking For

The successful candidate will have extensive clinical experience in Periodontics and a proven track record in clinical teaching, including course development and student satisfaction. They will excel in exploring new educational methods, possess strong research capabilities with an established publication profile, and demonstrate the ability to attract research grants and supervise research students. Additionally, they will work collaboratively and independently, building rapport within a diverse team environment.

You will also have:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant field such as Periodontics or a related discipline and a completed specialist dental qualification in Periodontics or Periodontology
  • Extensive clinical experience in Periodontics.
  • A strong track record in research with an established publication profile.
  • Ability to supervise research higher degree students, graduate and postgraduate research students through to thesis completion.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Your New Team – Melbourne Dental School

The Melbourne Dental School has a strong tradition in dental research and an established international reputation in several research areas. Research in the School is an integral component of staff and student activities underpinning both the undergraduate and graduate curricula. The major research activities of the school are conducted via three divisions and four major research groups, which range translational biomedical science to clinical studies, pedagogical research. The Head of School joined the University of Melbourne in 2020 and is leading a program of change within the School focusing on strategic reviews of education, research and organisational structure, known as MDS’25.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion  page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

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Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Brett Verity via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

Applications close: 03 Jul 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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