Conjoint Staff Information

Conjoint Staff Information


UNSW Medicine and the Prince of Wales Clinical School acknowledges the enormous contribution to medical student teaching by conjoint affiliated staff employed within the hospital and community practice settings.

We encourage clinical teachers in hospitals and community practice to take up conjoint appointments with the POW Clinical School. Conjoint appointment is designed for individuals who make a significant contribution to UNSW Medicine in the form of teaching, research, participation in student examinations/assessments and service on committees for the School and Faculty.


Why become a Conjoint?

Conjoint appointment also helps us to keep clinical teachers and researchers engaged in the life of the university. 

Appointment as a conjoint offers official recognition and inclusion into the academic community along with other benefits such as use of the UNSW library platform (comprehensive journal access) and other IT infrastructure like UNSW email and web calendar. Conjoints can also use the University Ethics Committee and are eligible for University based grants and awards. Another great benefit is the ability to attend free seminars for staff, in particular the Induction Day for New Teaching Staff. See here for more information.



To apply for a conjoint position with the Prince of Wales Clinical School, download and digitally complete the application form and send this and your current brief CV (no longer than 12 pages) and covering the last 10 years of your career in an editable PDF or Word format to

Note: Electronic versions only will be accepted (please no handwritten, photographed or scanned documents. The application form needs to be in an editable format.

Please also ensure the form has been signed by yourself (the signature page may be a scanned page)

After you have submitted an application for appointment, you may be contacted and invited to meet with the Director, Clinical Teaching Unit or Head of School. Following this, your application will take approximately 4 weeks to process and you will be advised in writing of the outcome.


Re-appointment and Promotion

You will be prompted by the School to renew your application well in advance of the end date of your appointment. Please contact prior to submitting an application if you are unsure whether you already have a conjoint status with POWCS or when your re-appointment application is due. Please ensure that you have allowed ample time to process your application for reappointment or promotion so that your Conjoint Appointment does not lapse (resulting in loss of access to UNSW email).

For promotion queries to Associate Professor and Professor, please contact



Conjoints are required to lodge any published books, chapters, journal articles, conference papers etc in the online database ROS for Research Publications as part of their candidature. Conjoints must include the Prince of Wales Clinical School in their affiliation.

For more information, please refer to the Faculty of Medicine information page for conjoints.