Professorial Fellow, First Episode Psychosis

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Mar 8, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0057725
Location: Parkville
Salary: Professor
Level E $204,320 p.a
Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%
Working Hours: Full time 1.0 FTE
Basis of Employment: Fixed term 5 years

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.


As a senior academic, you will provide leadership and foster excellence in research, research training, and community engagement in youth mental health.

The role will be based within the Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne and seconded to Orygen.

As an academic leader, you will lead, original, innovative, and distinguished research programs in one or more areas such as Youth Mental Health and First Episode Psychosis that have demonstrable impact that is of benefit to young people and their families.

You will be expected to develop strong collaborative interactions and cross-disciplinary research initiatives with other departments and centres of the University and national and international external collaborators. Publish research outcomes in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and write or contribute to writing policy, advocacy and translational materials in areas of expertise.

About You

You will be internationally or nationally distinguished in first episode psychosis and youth mental health. You will be driven by the desire to benefit national and global communities and committed to the Orygen values of respect, teamwork, excellence, accountability and collaboration.

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About Us

Centre for Youth Mental Health

In January 2009 the University of Melbourne established a new Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH) within the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, where the academic and professional staff of Orygen Youth Health Research Centre OYH-RC, who were previously members of specific Departments (notably Psychiatry and Psychology), are now based. All NHMRC and ARC Grants to be used for OYH-RC activities are managed within CYMH.

The creation of this academic and administrative structure reflects the multidisciplinary nature of this field of inquiry and knowledge, and its growing scientific and practical breadth and significance. This is only the fourth such supra-departmental structure to be created in the Faculty and there is no parallel to date anywhere else in Australia.


Orygen is the world’s leading research and knowledge translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people. At Orygen, our leadership and staff work to deliver cutting-edge research, policy development, innovative clinical services, and evidence-based training and education to ensure that there is continuous improvement in the treatments and care provided to young people experiencing mental ill-health.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences has an enviable research record and is the University of Melbourne’s largest faculty in terms of management of financial resources, employment of academic and professional staff, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate (including research higher degree) students and the conduct of basic and applied research. The Faculty’s annual revenue is $628m with approximately 55% of this income related to research activities.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences 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.

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.

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Join us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.