Head of School, Chemical Engineering

Sydney, Australia
22 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

Established in 1949, UNSW is already one of the world’s leading universities, currently ranked 45th in the world (QS ranking) and the School of Chemical Engineering is ranked 36th (QS ranking). The university is distinguished by pioneering research with a focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines. UNSW is currently implementing its 2025 strategy and its ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university.

See the link below for more information on the 2025 strategy.


As part of this 2025 strategy a major investment is currently underway with over $200million being spent on the development of a new Chemical Engineering and Chemistry building which will be completed in 2019. This state of the art building design will create a dynamic environment which will enhance the research and education outcomes for all.

The School of Chemical Engineering has been delivering excellent teaching and research for over sixty-five years. The research clusters in the school broadly span the areas of Energy, Food and Health, Environmental Technology, Macromolecular and Interfacial Engineering, and Product and Process Design. It offers degrees in Food Science (Technology and Nutrition), Chemical Engineering and Chemical Product Engineering. With 11 research centres covering Energy and Resources, Water and Health including Greenhouse gas technologies, Membranes, Nanomedicine and Advanced macromolecular design.

UNSW is currently seeking a new Head of the School of Chemical Engineering. The appointee will ideally be an outstanding researcher with demonstrated academic impact in one or more of the School’s key research disciplines and who has the leadership acumen to lead a large and complex academic unit.

For further information and initial enquiries please contact Eric Clark - eric.clark@unsw.edu.au 

To apply please upload your CV and supporting cover letter (ensuring you address the selection criteria).

Applications Close: 11 pm on the 11th November 2018