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Professor and Head of Department - Anatomy and Developmental Biology
Monash University

Date Posted Sep. 24, 2019
Title Professor and Head of Department - Anatomy and Developmental Biology
University Monash University
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences
Application Deadline Tuesday 15 October 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Biochemistry & Cellular Biology
    Biomedical Engineering/Biomedical Sciences

Job No: 597445

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing

Remuneration: $184,687 pa Level E (plus 17% employer superannuation)

- Lead the engaging Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology
- Be a part of an inclusive, collaborative community
- Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to world-leading research, infrastructure, and learning facilities, as well as opportunities to collaborate across disciplines both locally and internationally. To help build your research team we have an engaged and motivated post- graduate student cohort. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Department

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, is one the most successful medical faculties in the country. We consistently rank in the top 40 universities worldwide for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences.

The Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology is one of five departments in the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, which is home to over 120 research teams undertaking fundamental discovery and translational research across the global health priority areas.

The Department is responsible for the delivery of human anatomy teaching in the medical, physiotherapy, radiography, biomedical science and science degrees. Teaching is conducted at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department is home to the Centre for Human Anatomy Education, renowned for innovations in education including the use of 3D printing and virtual reality in the classroom. The Department introduced the first Bachelor of Science Developmental Biology Major in Australia and also teaches the discipline into our Degree in Biomedical Sciences.

Research in the Department is focused on the wider fields of developmental biology and evolutionary biology. Researchers are focused on the molecular mechanisms responsible for the formation of healthy gametes, the development of specific organs, the consequences for adult health of suboptimal fetal development, and the roles of stem cells in development, cancer and regeneration of organs following disease. Approaches used include molecular and cell biology with a major new initiative underway in advanced optical imaging. Strong collaborative networks exist across the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, our clinical schools at the Alfred and Monash Health, as well as the faculties of Engineering and Science.

The Opportunity

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to lead the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at Monash University. The successful candidate will capitalise and build on existing educational and research strengths to develop a high-performing team of academics and professional staff who not only provide outstanding educational opportunities to our students but also, as part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, contribute to the research strategy and output of the Institute.

To be successful in this role you will have a proven track record in individual research excellence and evidence of leadership through building and developing capability in an academic or research environment. You will have a doctoral qualification or equivalent accreditation and will be recognised as a leader in a discipline relevant to anatomy and developmental biology. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be committed to encouraging a diverse and inclusive environment in which staff and students have the opportunity to flourish.

We are committed to increasing diversity at senior levels of academic and research leadership and we particularly welcome candidates from under-represented groups.


The professorial appointment will be continuing and will include the role of Head of Department for a period of up to five years with the possibility of extension.

The Benefits

A competitive remuneration package will be negotiable. Relocation costs and salary packaging are available.

Monash offers a range of professional development programs, support for research, generous parental leave and flexible work arrangements.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check, Police Records Check and Finance Check.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing department who have continually improved since inception, while contributing to the research efforts of the university.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs",


Professor John Carroll, Dean, Biomedical Sciences and Director, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, +61 3 9902 4381 or

Position Description

Professor and Head ADB

Closing Date:

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Professor John Carroll
    Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Science
    Monash University
    Wellington Rd, Clayton
    Melbourne, Victoria 3800
  • +61 3 9902 4381


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