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Cochlear Chair in Hearing and Health

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - All Academic positions

  • Strategic academic role
  • Generous remuneration package
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location
  • 5 year appointment

The Role

This is a key strategic role that brings together academic, corporate and service knowledge for transformative changes in hearing healthcare delivery. Working with the University, its partners and the community, this role will deliver Macquarie University’s hearing strategy, ensuring research knowledge is translated to impactful outcomes.  

For detailed information about the role, please refer to the  Cochlear Chair candidate brochure.

About You

You are passionate about contributing to the advancement of hearing healthcare and you lead and inspire others to achieve success. You have international research standing as a Professor, recognised for originality, excellence and positive impact on society. You lead and collaborate with multidisciplinary stakeholders to take a whole-of-life perspective on hearing healthcare research.

About Us

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting:

  1. your résumé detailing your most recent and significant career appointments and education including details of leadership, management and professional experience and contributions to professional associations, societies and community activities;
  2. a candidate statement (1 page maximum) outlining what you would bring to this role, your vision for the portfolio and how you would go about implementing that vision; and
  3. response to the following selection criteria with examples of relevant experience and achievements.

Selection Criteria

  • PhD or evidence of equivalent professional recognition in a relevant discipline
  • a well-articulated portfolio of achievements in healthcare research and/or translation of research into the healthcare system
  • strong evidence in the synthesis of research, translating research findings into practical outcomes
  • demonstrated ability to attract significant funding for research and/or healthcare practice
  • well-developed leadership skills and extensive experience in leading teams and organisations
  • demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, with effective communication skills
  • demonstrated experience in leading and coordinating collaboration between different organisations, government and with the healthcare system

In your application, please provide an indication of your current remuneration package, provide contact details of four referees and indicate your availability for commencement at the University.

Refer to the candidate brochure for more details about the role.

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Patrick McNeil, DVC Medicine and Health and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Human Sciences on (02) 9850 2841 or at

General Enquiries: Margo Droulers, Head of HR Client Services and Deputy HR Director on (02) 9850 9788 or at

Applications Close: 30 April 2020 at 11:55pm

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.


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