Senior Leadership Role in Medical Imaging


Senior Leadership Role in Medical Imaging

Canberra, ACT

Job no: 496238
Work type: Academic
Location: Bruce
Categories: Teaching and Research, Health

• Lead and Foster Excellence in Teaching, Research & Professional Engagement
• Attractive salary at the academic level E or level D + 17% super and generous benefits
• Full-time, Ongoing Opportunity

The University of Canberra is a dynamic university with great ambition. The University partners with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The university’s continued success has resulted in UC being recognised as number one in the world for our activities aimed at reducing inequalities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings (2021), and as Australia’s fastest rising university and one of the fastest rising in the world in the most recent QS Rankings, 2021.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a thriving research community and pursue scholarly advances in Medical Radiation Science in one of the Times Higher Education Top 20 Young Universities of the World. Life in Canberra is excellent, with Canberra being ranked “Australia’s best place to live” for the last three years by the REA Group Life in Australia Index.

We are seeking applications for an academic leader who will relish the opportunity to establish and lead a research program in medical imaging. Current research directions include the study of digital imaging, radiation dose optimisation, ageing, cancer recovery, high performance sport and physical activity, mental health and public health. The successful applicant with lead their own program of research within an area of research strength in the faculty, as well as mentor and support other researchers.

To be successful in this opportunity, you will be an experienced academic leader, specialising in medical imaging, with a track record in innovative curriculum development and delivery and a strong scholarly record of achievement, demonstrated achievements in research and you will actively engage and contribute to faculty and university strategic planning.

To be eligible to apply you must hold a PhD in medical imaging (or a related field) and should hold current registration with AHPRA as a medical radiation practitioner (diagnostic radiographer) in Australia (or can meet registration requirements within six months of commencing). Please note the appointee to this may serve a 3-year term as Discipline Lead in the Faculty of Health. We will consider applications at both Academic Level E and D for consideration for this opportunity please indicate which level/s you wish to be considered for when you complete the online application form.

At the level E appointment, you will be involved in engagement in faculty and university strategic planning and implementation, mentoring other staff, senior internal and external representation and contributing to the creation of a positive workplace culture that lives the university values.

At the level D appointment, you will be expected to be involved in making high quality contributions to the teaching and research in the Discipline of Medical Radiation Science. In addition, you will positively contribute to leadership and collaboration within the discipline, faculty and university.

The University offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

The University of Canberra is committed to the safety of vulnerable and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to have a current ACT working with vulnerable people registration. For further details on how to apply please click

To be considered for this position your application must include your CV demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

If you would like to discuss how your skills and experience could translate into these opportunities as well as the generous benefits we can offer please contact Dr. Madeleine Shanahan, Discipline Lead in Medical Radiation Science on 02 6206 8521 via email at

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on is 02 6206 3867 or email

Position description: click here

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Vacancy close date: Sunday 24 October 2021