Associate Professor / Professor of Psychiatry / Clinical Psychology
University of New South Wales

Associate Professor or Professor of Psychiatry/ Clinical Psychology (Level D or E)

Job no: 499380

Work type: Fixed term / Full time

Location: Sydney, NSW

Categories: Professor

Associate Professor or Professor of Psychiatry/ Clinical Psychology (Level D or E)

The Black Dog Institute

UNSW Medicine


  • Opportunity to engage and build world class research program in mental health
  • Work with the global leader in translational mental health research
  • Independent leadership position
  • Full time (35 hours/week), fixed term for 5 years
  • Randwick location, Sydney

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations. The Black Dog Institute is a Medical Research Institute affiliated with UNSW Sydney, and a global leader in translational mental health research.  The Institute undertakes research into the prevention and early intervention of depression and anxiety disorders, and has strong research programs in workplace mental health, suicide prevention, novel treatments, and digital technologies. The Institute focusses on turning world-class research findings into clinical services, education, apps and websites that improve the lives of people with mental health disorders and the well-being of the wider community.

The Black Dog Institute is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to conduct high impact research and provide academic leadership to promote multi-disciplinary research in psychiatry or clinical psychology that will contribute to the research goals of the Black Dog Institute as well as the research objectives of UNSW Medicine. Exceptional candidates with experience in biological psychiatry, novel assessment or intervention research, health service research, cognitive neuroscience, and prevention research are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop translational research capability in common mental health disorders and produce research that, ideally, will provide evidence for improving clinical practice, psychiatric care, or prevention.

You will build and lead internationally recognized research program in Psychiatry or Clinical Psychology; establish and maintain constructive partnerships with clinical School/Institute within the Faculty, Institutes of Medical research, plus participate in the development and design of course materials including material for technology enhanced learning and lead course coordination.   

The role reports to the Professor of Mental Health, UNSW Sydney and Chief Scientist and Director of Black Dog Institute, Scientia Professor Helen Christensen

If a psychiatrist, you will have a PhD, MD, or other equivalent qualification in a field relevant to psychiatric research, an appropriate medical qualification registerable or potentially registerable in Australia and accreditation as a psychiatrist with RANZCP. If you are a Clinical Psychologist, you will have a PhD, and be registrated as a Clinical Psychologist. You will demonstrate excellent or outstanding track record and exceptional distinction of research publications in peer reviewed, highly ranked international journals; track record of success in incorporating research outcomes into translational programs; distinguished national and emerging or established international research track record; record of excellent achievement in teaching and supervision at postgraduate levels, including higher degree research students.  

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

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Contact: Mushtaq Sobhan, Snr Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 25th July 2020

Position Description

Advertised: 26 May 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 25 Jul 2020 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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