Gordon McLaren Chair in Ear Science

Updated: 18 days ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 10 Jul 2024

Job no:517202
Work type:full time
Categories:Health and Medical Sciences

  • Full-time appointment on a fixed term basis for 5 years
  • Base salary range (Level E): $204,003 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

About The University

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the area

The Chair in Ear Science at The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a position co-funded by Ear Science Institute Australia Inc. (Ear Science).

The Chair will be instrumental in guiding the UWA Medical School and the Discipline of Surgery by driving innovation, nurturing excellence in research, and building stronger interdisciplinary collaborations. Ear Science and UWA have created an environment where people can succeed in clinical care and research. There are few places in the world with this balance and opportunity. As an accomplished surgeon, you will be fully supported by a team of 150 engaged individuals, including an R&D Manager, IP Attorney, commercialisation specialists, grant writers, as well as finance, marketing and audiological support. You will access clients, patients, world-class surgical training, and hearing science laboratories.

About the opportunity

This Chair position is a rare opportunity. It represents a chance to further develop and maintain a research program, provide guidance and challenge the status quo in major research areas covering hearing therapeutics, brain and hearing, ENT surgical-science, hearing devices and hearing outreach.

About you

To be considered for this position, you will have the following:

  • Membership or eligibility for membership of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
  • PhD or equivalent Higher Degree by Research in an academic field relevant to the discipline OR other higher professional qualifications in an Otolaryngology subspecialty or demonstrated experience or capacity in subspecialty work.
  • An internationally excellent post-doctoral professional and academic record.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully leading and engaging academic and clinical teams.
  • Demonstrated extensive clinical experience, knowledge, and technical skills relevant to Otorhinolaryngology and subspecialty fields.
  • Demonstrated high-level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster and promote the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and employees with cross-cultural sensitivity.

Note: Provision of a Current National Police Clearance will be required by the successful applicant.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   PD - Gordon McLaren Chair of Ear Science.pdf

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Romola Bucks at [email protected]

How to apply

Please apply online via the Apply Now button and address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria .

You may submit a statement describing any personal circumstances relevant to your application. This can include academic/professional interruptions or achievements relative to opportunity.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Wednesday, 10 July 2024.

This position is open to international applicants.


  • Work from home, part-time, and job-sharing options considered.
  • 4 weeks annual leave with the option to purchase more. 12.5 days paid personal/carer’s leave with eligible staff receiving 13 weeks long service leave after seven years.
  • 26 weeks paid parental leave after one year and 36 weeks after five years continuous service, regardless of gender.
  • Salary packaging options and 17% superannuation, with the option to reduce to the minimum super guarantee.
  • 25% off UWA full fee courses, discounted health insurance, and convenient on-campus childcare options.
  • Incremental progression based on 12 months continuous service.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

Advertised:24 May 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:10 Jul 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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