Dec 17, 2012

CfA: Janet Dora Hine Chair in Politics, Governance & Ethics, U of Sy

The Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences/Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney are currently seeking application for the Janet Dora Hine Chair in Politics, Governance & Ethics. Please visit sydney.edu.au/ positions and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

JANET DORA HINE CHAIR OF POLITICS, GOVERNANCE & ETHICS FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES / CHARLES PERKINS CENTRE REFERENCE NO. 940/0612

At the University of Sydney our visionary thinking is turning research and scientific discoveries into solutions that transform lives around the world.

Our people at the new Charles Perkins Centre are using the University’s internationally recognised academic credentials to ease the global burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Through a unique collaboration of academics we are scrutinising and revising existing approaches to the treatment of these metabolic conditions, to improve health outcomes in Australia and worldwide.

To contribute to this important work, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences seeks a high-calibre scholar for this new and exciting position that offers considerable scope for leadership. We are looking to appoint someone who can have a transformative impact on the field of the political and ethical analysis of health issues in the
University and beyond, and in particular can engage with and leverage the multidisciplinary environment of the Charles Perkins Centre. Applicants who work across one or more areas such as political science, public policy, ethics, and critical social research, and who are interested in public health, broadly conceived, are particularly
welcome.

You will draw upon your active research program to lead the development of the research agenda at the Charles Perkins Centre. You will employ your experience in attracting large scale research funding to consolidate and extend Sydney’s international reputation in health-related research. An experienced teacher and mentor, you will
develop capacity through the training of research students and excellence in teaching.

To be successful, you will have a distinguished publication record at the highest international level, and a genuine interest in multidisciplinary research as it pertains to the key research themes of the Charles Perkins Centre. It is also expected that you can demonstrate a commitment to the widest dissemination of your research to policy, media and the wider public.

The successful candidate will take a leading role in the development of the research agenda at the Charles Perkins Centre. Experienced at attracting large scale research funding, you will consolidate and extend Sydney’s international reputation in health-related research.

Term 
The position is full-time continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. Level of appointment and responsibility will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to apply
For more information and to apply, search by the reference number at sydney.edu.au/ positions
Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to Professor Duncan Ivison, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, on +61 29351 2206 or arts.dean@sydney. edu.au. Enquiries about the recruitment process can be directed to Rodney Waterson on +61 2 8627 1214 .

CLOSING DATE: 27 January 2013

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