Associate Professor of Health Sciences

University of Western Australia

Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Job no: 515214
Work type: full time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Health and Medical Sciences

School of Population and Global Health

  • Opportunity for a highly motivated and accomplished teaching and research academic to join a leading academic public health School and provide leadership in health economics across learning, teaching, research and engagement
  • Level C - D, full-time tenurable appointment
  • Base salary range: Level C $132,381 – $152,279 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation, Level D $158,906 – $174,822 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation

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 team

The School of Population & Global Health (SPGH) at The University of Western Australia is a research-intensive academic organisation giving material expression of the belief that excellence in research underpins excellence in education and community partnerships. The School has a reputation for an evidence based approach to research and education that influences policy and practice development. SPGH aspires to be a school in which staff and students feel valued and supported in their individual and collective efforts to improve community health and wellbeing.

Health Economics is highly valued within SPGH as a core teaching area for the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate offerings and an important component of competitive health related research grant applications.

About the opportunity

This position undertakes high quality academic teaching utilising a range of delivery modes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; independent research in health economics and related areas which makes a significant contribution at the national level; and relevant administrative duties. The appointee will be expected to contribute to the academic environment of the School of Population & Global Health.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in Health Economics or other relevant area
  • Demonstrated excellence in the development and delivery of curricula and the use of innovative online, face-to-face and hybrid teaching approaches, assessment and materials for units and courses
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive teaching practices to extend equality of opportunity for all learners
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or willingness to apply
  • A strong track record in excellence in research at a national or international level evidenced by a series of peer-reviewed journal articles published in high quality journals
  • A demonstrable track record of successful competitive funding applications
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful supervision of HDR students to timely completion
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong partnerships with external stakeholders including government and industry, that promote research and/or education outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to staff and students at all levels and evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity principles
  • Demonstrated ability to positively contribute to team, school and wider University activities such as team and school meetings, strategic planning and program development

For details on the responsibilities for the Associate Professor Level D position, please view the position description below.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Senior Lecturer-Associate Professor 515214.pdf

You are required to 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 also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday, 8 September 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Colleen Fisher, Head of School  on (+61) 86488 2193 or at

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

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 a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • 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 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: 11 Aug 2023 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 08 Sep 2023 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time