Intensive search for professors

Intensive search for professors

17 Sep 2009

In a move to strengthen its regional presence, La Trobe University is embarking on an intensive search for key players in the exciting new La Trobe Rural Health School.

Health Pro Vice-Chancellor, Regional, Professor Hal Swerissen said the appointment of three new professors to the school demonstrates the University’s commitment to regional communities and is a major step towards achieving the University’s strategic objectives for regional campuses.

‘The rural health school in Bendigo is an innovation that will deliver high quality and sustainable higher education to regional students. These professorial appointments will provide the strong leadership required to build on the excellent foundations we have established in our regional campuses,’ Professor Swerissen said.

‘We are looking for visionary individuals with passion to lead the way in the delivery of higher education in the nursing and allied health fields,’ Professor Swerissen said.

Professor Swerissen said the role of Associate Dean (Regional) and Head, LTRHS, will be filled by a dynamic academic leader with a commitment to the delivery of a high standard of rural and regional education in health sciences. He said the professorial positions in Rural and Regional Allied Health and Rural and Regional Nursing are also key appointment for the LTRHS.

‘La Trobe has established an excellent reputation in Bendigo for its health sciences program and the appointment of three professors to the school will ensure the University has academic leaders that will extend that reputation throughout Australia and beyond.

‘This is a nationwide search to maximise our potential for appointing the best possible applicants. Highly qualified and innovative academics are the key to the successful delivery of higher education,’ Professor Swerissen said.

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For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Zerin Knight, Ph (03) 5444 7375 F +613 5444 7526 M 0428 463 161
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