An opportunity to make an impact and join Griffith as our Associate Professor/Professor in Digital Health

Griffith University is a progressive, values-led university dedicated to learning, leadership and innovation. This is your chance to make your mark on the University and help achieve our vision to transform lives and add to human knowledge and understanding in a way that creates a future that benefits all.

At a glance

Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide 50000+ students, 4000+ staff, 200+ degrees, 200000+ graduates 5 physical campuses and a growing digital campus Highest rating well above world standard in 24 specific fields of research

The position

The role

The Associate Professor/Professor in Digital Health position is an industry sponsored and focused chair. The role involves linking the areas of Health and ICT research by working across the School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the Institute for Integrated Intelligent Systems (IIIS), and Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MHIQ). Importantly, industry outcomes underpinning the research will be fulfilled through collaboration with the Precision Medicine Data Platform (PMDP) being developed by Datarwe, located in the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

As Associate Professor/Professor you will already have a well-developed industry-informed international research profile, either within Health or ICT research communities, but with demonstrated experience across both information systems and healthcare. You will have a track record of successful supervision of postgraduate research student and honours student projects along with a focus upon deep and comprehensive engagement with industry.

The position will play a coordinating role for joint projects with the PMDP hosted by Datarwe and the consortium members. The position will be focused on industry-driven research projects with the ability to facilitate AI and Big Data techniques in applied and translational health research to support crossdisciplinarity research utilizing the PMDP. Projects will be of two types, those designed to make use of the PMDP and more standard academically driven projects in collaboration with one or more members of the consortium. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain strong links with the consortium and the two university institutes. Academic research outcomes including publications, grants, industry funding and governmental engagement activities are expected. While postdoctoral and HDR student supervision is integral to the position, input into the design of a Health Informatics Postgraduate qualifications is also sought. Future work allocations will be reviewed and in alignment with the requirements of the PMDP project and the operational requirements of the Institutes in the Digital Health space and are anticipated to be 60—70% research focused, with no more than 10% postgraduate teaching during year 2 and 3.

How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity please submit your application online.

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter addressing suitability for the role in accordance with the role’s key accountabilities (outlined in the Position Description linked below).
  • A full curriculum vitae which should include:
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.
    • Names and contact details of at least three potential referees (no contact will be made without your permission)

Position description (PDF 102kb)

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Griffith Sciences

Griffith Sciences is one of the four academic groups of the University and has an international reputation for excellence in learning and teaching, research and professional practice. The Group hosts three schools – Information and Communication Technology, Engineering and Built Environment, and Environment and Sciences along with five research institutes and three research centres.

From a promising new malaria vaccine - now at the human trial stage - to the first photo of a single atom’s shadow, Griffith researchers are at the forefront of discovery. Working in our world-class research centres, institutes and schools, our researchers are driven to better understand our world and improve people’s lives.

We have distinctive, world-class areas of expertise in artificial intelligence, data sciences, cybersecurity, drug discovery and infectious diseases, climate change adaptation,

environmental sustainability, water science, physical sciences and emerging research areas such as micro- and nanotechnology, space technologies and advanced manufacturing. We form strong partnerships with industry to undertake applied research that has the potential for commercialisation and positive impacts for the wider community.

The School of Information and Communication Technology

The School of ICT produces skilled graduate and postgraduate professionals who are in demand and at the forefront of information and emerging technologies. The School provides a modern and engaging teaching and research environment in areas including:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Business Information Systems and IT Management
  • Cyber-Physical Systems

The School has an outstanding research profile in ICT with particular strengths in Artificial Intelligence, Network and Cyber Security, Database Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Information Systems, Health Informatics, Data Science, and Imaging and Visualisation. The School of Information and Communication Technology continues to rank as one of the highest in Australia for Teaching Quality.

Griffith Health

Griffith Health is one of the largest and most diverse single academic Health faculties in the Australian University sector. The Health Group consists of five schools (Medicine and Dentistry, Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Applied Psychology, Health Sciences and Social Work, and Nursing and Midwifery) and provides an extensive array of high quality and innovative education programs ranging from the enabling biomedical and social health sciences to professional and clinical disciplines. Currently over 10,000 students and more than 700 staff work within the Health Group, as well as a network clinical training sites and practitioners who collaborate in our research and teaching. It is home to the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, which has core strengths of translating research into practice and policy.

Menzies Health Institute Queensland

The Menzies Health Institute Queensland undertakes research across the lifecycle to identify key factors that influence health. From this, we develop and test strategies to improve health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities.

The Menzies Health Institute Queensland undertakes research across the lifecycle to identify key factors that influence health. From this, we develop and test strategies to improve health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities.

Four overarching programs—Disability and Rehabilitation, the Economic, Policy and Innovation Centre for Health Systems (EPIC Health Systems), Healthcare Practice and Survivorship, and Infectious Diseases and Immunology—encapsulate our research strengths and align with local and national health priorities. Underpinning the work of these programs is a focus on innovation, data science, research translation and meaningful clinical and community partnerships.

For more information regarding the institute and how Menzies is translating innovative health research into better health outcomes, please visit the Menzies Health Institute Queensland.


As noted above, the Associate Professor/Professor in Digital Health will play a coordinating role for joint projects with the Precision Medicine Data Platform (PMDP) being developed by Datarwe.

Datarwe is a data-driven technology company that provides an acute care medical research data platform as a service. Data from real de-identified Intensive Care episodes is collected by the platform and enriched to be research-ready. The platform enables clinicians and medical researchers to more rapidly collaborate in the development and delivery of trusted Artificial Intelligence (AI) clinical diagnostic tools and technologies direct to the patient bedside. Datarwe is established as a public-private partnership with members including Amazon Web Services, KJR, and TechConnect.

The team at Datarwe bring a wealth of clinical, technology and research experience to research data and further information about the team can be found via the Datarwe webpage.

Our University

Since opening in 1975, Griffith has grown from one campus and 451 students to become a comprehensive, multi-campus institution, with 50,000 students and more than 200,000 graduates.

Griffith was created to be a different kind of university—one that challenges convention, adapts and innovates, creates bold new trends and pioneers solutions ahead of their time. Today, we are known for our high-impact research, outstanding student experience, commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment, and rank among the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide.

For over 40 years, we have been deeply connected to the Asia-Pacific, socially conscious and environmentally aware. We introduced Australia’s first degrees in a range of important areas, including modern Asian studies and environmental science, and we are a recognised leader in online education, having offered award-winning online programs for nearly 20 years.

We also understand that education isn’t static—on the contrary, we know that new forms of teaching and learning will be needed in future to help people build the skills necessary to thrive in uncertain times. That’s why our high-quality degrees are specifically designed to prepare students for the future, developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by some of Australia’s most highly awarded teachers.

We’ve never lost sight of our progressive beginnings, and everything we do—from education to research and community engagement—is designed to not only meet but improve the new world our students, graduates and communities will encounter, and create a more just and equitable future for everyone.

Discover Queensland

Working in South East Queensland offers a dynamic and exciting lifestyle, with world-famous beaches, rich natural beauty and an abundance of arts and culture. South East Queensland is home to one of the world’s most liveable cities—Brisbane—which provides the energy of metropolitan living while maintaining a peaceful and friendly environment. Just an hour south of Brisbane is the Gold Coast region, boasting Griffith’s largest campus and a flourishing economy.

Australian map highlighting Griffith campus locations in South East Queensland

Our campuses

Our structure

Griffith has a core foundation of four academic groups: Arts, Education and Law; Griffith Business School; Griffith Health; and Griffith Sciences.

We also have schools, departments and centres that fall under our academic groups, plus a range of research centres and institutes that develop new knowledge to feed into these areas. An array of administration services support the University and our staff and students, as well as our research, teaching and learning. Griffith is led by the Vice Chancellor and the University Executive Group, and our governing body is the Griffith University Council and its committees.

In light of the financial constraints created by COVID-19, some elements of this structure are now under re-consideration. The University remains committed to this role as it will play a vital role in assisting the transformation of the University in coming years.

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Deputy Vice Chancellor Education

Learning and Teaching

Vice President Advancement

Development and Alumni

Vice President Marketing and Communication

Marketing and Communications

Research and scholarship

Teaching excellence

At Griffith, students learn in new teaching spaces that have been designed to inspire creativity, promote collaboration and encourage innovation.

Students have the opportunity to enhance their learning through work placements, overseas field trips, clinical education, industry projects for real clients, or laboratory studies in our state-of-the-art facilities.

In recognition of their commitment to their students and their expert knowledge, our teachers feature prominently in Australia’s national teaching awards and citations. Griffith is the leading university in Australia for citations and fellowships from the Australian Government’s Office of Learning and Teaching.

We have a history of offering new and innovative degrees that meet the ever-changing needs of students, industry and the community. We introduced the first Asian studies and environmental science degrees in Australia in 1975. Since then, we’ve introduced Australia’s first degrees in biomedical science, environmental engineering, forensic science, aviation, Australian Indigenous arts, photonics and nanoscience, suicide prevention and dental technology.

Subject rankings

In the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject, Griffith ranked in the top 100 institutions worldwide in five subject areas, including a top 20 position for hospitality and leisure management.

  • Top 20: Hospitality and leisure management
  • Top 50: Nursing and midwifery; performing arts; sport-related subjects
  • Top 100: Development studies
  • Top 150: Architecture and built environment; communication and media studies; education; environmental sciences; pharmacy and pharmacology
  • Top 200: Art and design; business and management studies; law; politics and international studies; psychology

Research and innovation

Over the past decades, Griffith has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s leading comprehensive research universities, with strengths ranging from the creative arts, social sciences and humanities through to the physical and natural sciences, engineering and IT, health and medicine.

Excellence in Research for Australia

In the most recent national evaluation of research performance, Excellence in Research for Australia 2018, Griffith was awarded the highest rating, ‘well above world standard’, in 20 specific fields of research, and ‘above world standard’ in another 21 specific fields. Ninety-nine percent of our research output was contained in the 59 fields of research rated ‘world standard’ or above, placing Griffith in the top 10 in Australia for the breadth and excellence of our research.

Rankings performance

Griffith now appears in the top 250 on the Times HE World University Rankings, the U.S. News Best Global Universities and University Ranking by Academic Performance. Griffith also ranks highly as a young university, ranking 30th in the 2020 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings and 33rd in the 2021 QS University Rankings: Top 50 Under 50.

In the 2020 ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, Griffith ranked in the top 100 in eight subject areas. These results included three subjects inside the global top 10: second for Nursing and Midwifery (first in Australia), third in Hospitality and Tourism Management (first in Australia) and eighth in Marine/Ocean Engineering (second in Australia). The consistency of outcomes for Griffith supports our positioning as one of Australia's leading comprehensive research and teaching univeristies.