Chair of Psychiatry - St. Vincent's Health

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Jan 2024

21 Nov 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Psychological sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

29 Jan 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: 0002890
Salary: Level E Professor $217,805 plus clinical sessions at STVH
Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%
Working Hours: Full time 1.0 FTE
Basis of Employment: Fixed-Term - 5 years


The Chair of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Hospital provides academic leadership in the discipline of psychiatry within the University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry.

The Chair will be expected to make innovative and distinctive contributions in the areas of academic leadership, research, teaching and learning, and to build successful partnerships. They will also collaborate effectively with other research groups and partners to enhance and foster excellence in psychiatry.

Contributing to teaching excellence in the Department’s teaching programs, including the flagship Master of Psychiatry course and the mental health rotation in the Doctor of Medicine, you will be an eminent authority in psychiatry, encompassing research best practice and application.

The position is located within the Mental Health Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital, Fitzroy.

Professors at the University of Melbourne also provide transformational leadership and dedicated service for the University and the broader community beyond their leadership within their academic fields and disciplines.

About you

You will be an outstanding leader experienced in improving the quality of psychiatry in education and training, you can set direction, and lead original, innovative and distinguished research programs that have demonstrable impact that is of benefit to society.

You will possess;

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
  • Registration with the Medical Board of Victoria
  • PhD or equivalent professional qualification in psychiatry
  • Recognition as an eminent authority in psychiatry with distinction at the national and international level
  • A distinguished research career in psychiatry, including an excellent publication record in high impact peer reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated sustained success in obtaining research grants and external research income (with emphasis on competitive, international and peer-reviewed)

For further information refer to the attached PD brochure.

The faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Faculty is deeply committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment that welcomes and values all people. We firmly believe that diversity, including in senior leadership, is essential to our Faculty’s continued success.

About Us

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA) is the largest not-for-profit health and aged care provider in Australia today. We enjoy national and international recognition for leadership in clinical practice, education and medical research.

SVHA operates six public hospitals, 10 private hospitals and 20 aged care facilities in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Our close partnerships with other research bodies, universities, and health care providers contribute to our consistent reputation for achieving incredible health outcomes benefiting all Australians.

Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne was established in the 1960s. It is one of the largest Departments in the Melbourne Medical School. There are about 120 academic and professional staff, 140 honorary staff and 50 students pursuing research degrees from Honours, Masters, and PhD programs. A further 240 students are enrolled in graduate coursework programs, including the flagship Master of Psychiatry program.

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.

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How to apply

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

Position Description

Applications close: 29 Jan 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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