Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering

Sydney, Australia
Wednesday, 2 October 2019
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Sunday, 3 November 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

An outstanding opportunity exists for an exceptional academic and inspirational leader to take up the role of Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering at Macquarie University.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is central to Macquarie’s spirit of discovery and currently serves nearly 6,000 students. With a strong commitment, across both research and teaching, to addressing the big issues faced by society, Macquarie has led many significant initiatives over the years. The recent pairing of engineering and science in a single faculty means world-leading research discoveries in science can see direct technological applications. The Faculty is currently in a growth phase with a particular emphasis on building research achievement and is now seeking to appoint a new Executive Dean to lead through this exciting next stage of its evolution.

As a member of the Senior Executive Team, reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor, the Executive Dean, Science and Engineering will provide strategic, innovative and accountable leadership to a complex, multidisciplinary Faculty. They will lead on research, teaching & learning and engagement.

The University seeks to appoint a new Executive Dean who has a substantial career in research and past relevant leadership responsibilities. They will bring a strong track record in academic leadership and a deep understanding of the importance of high-quality teaching. The focus of the role will be accelerating how the Faculty’s education programs transform the lives of students and accelerating our performance in research. She or he will be comfortable building relationships with key internal and external partners, creating and articulating a vision for the Faculty and providing inspirational leadership to staff.

Since its inception 50 years ago, Macquarie University has always fostered a strong tradition of innovation and exploration. Ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world and with a 5-star QS rating, Macquarie is considered a progressive and influential university, producing graduates that are among the most sought-after professionals in the world. Macquarie have recently invested over $1 billion into their facilities and infrastructure allowing students and staff to thrive in an environment that is inspiring and equipped with the latest digital technologies.

Initial enquiries and requests for further information may be directed in confidence to Dr Sean Davies (+61 3 9620 2800) or Sarah Magnell (+61 2 9051 9175) of Cordiner King, executive search consultants or mqed@cordinerking.com.au

Applications Close: Sunday 3 November 2019 at 11:55 pm AEST

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.