University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Chair of Psychiatry - St. Vincent's Health


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Chair of Psychiatry - St. Vincent's Health

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. https: // www.

    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. https: //

    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.

    To find out more, go to https: //

    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.

    Advertised: 20 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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

    Job details


    Chair of Psychiatry - St. Vincent's Health


    University of Melbourne




    November 20, 2023

    Application deadline

    January 29, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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