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Professor of Periodontics

Apply now Job no: 497297
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Level E

• Prestigious international university
• Wide range of employee benefits
• Internationally renowned Adelaide Dental School

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. Comprised of five schools and a number of disciplines, research centres and institutes, the faculty is focused on education excellence and innovative research in the health sciences. Programs taught out of the faculty train medical practitioners: surgeons, dentists, nurses and psychologists and other health professionals. The faculty boasts one of the largest concentrations of leading researchers, academic teachers and clinical titleholders working across the areas of health.

An opportunity now exists for a Professor of Periodontics to join the Adelaide Dental School. Ranked as one of the highest in Australia and 31st in the world for dentistry, the School is now going through an exciting and innovative phase in its long and prestigious history.
The Adelaide Dental School is located in the new state-of-the-art teaching space Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, situated in the South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct, adjacent to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and SAHMRI. The precinct is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere with the Dental School ideally placed at its centre.

The Professor of Periodontics is expected to provide significant leadership in the School whilst working closely with the Adelaide Dental Hospital. Reporting to the Dean and Head of School of the Adelaide Dental School, the Professor of Periodontics contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the School in the area of periodontics as well as contributing to other specialist areas. Undergraduate programs include not only the Bachelor of Dental Surgery Program, but also Bachelor of Oral Health and Honours. Postgraduate specialty training is undertaken as part of the Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry program. The Professor of Periodontics will also lead a strong research program, including supervision of Higher Degree by Research students, contributing to the strong research ranking of the School.

In this role, the Professor of Periodontics will have the ability to develop links with the wider University community and raise the profile of teaching and research activity at the Adelaide Dental School. The Professor will also be eligible for registration as a Dentist in South Australia and have a strong research track record.

This position is a full-time continuing position.


The remuneration package for Professor of Periodontics is $226,277 per annum (comprising salary and superannuation)

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:
• A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.
• A dental qualification registerable in Australia and suitable for periodontology specialist status.
• An established international reputation for research in the area of periodontics.
• Established undergraduate and postgraduate level teaching skills.
• Leadership and management skills in an appropriate tertiary environment.
• High level skills and experience to engage and integrate with the broader academic and professional community.

To have a confidential discussion and learn more about this position, please contact Jo-Ann Spry, Human Resources Manager, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences on Telephone: +61 (08) 8313 4257 or

To apply, please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria within the online application.

Download File Candidate Booklet - Aug 2017.pdf

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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