Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Health Sciences

Perth, Australia
24 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

5 years Fixed Term, Full Time
Competitive salary to be negotiated

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

Faculty of Health Sciences

With over 12,000 students and 1500 staff across the full suite of medical science and allied health disciplines, including the recently established Curtin Medical School, the Faculty of Health Sciences offers a learning experience that is innovative and highly integrated with clinical professional practice. As the largest and most comprehensive provider of health sciences research and education in WA, the Faculty brings together students, scientists, clinicians and researchers to identify solutions to a range of health challenges.

Your new role

The Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (DPVC) supports the Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) to provide strategic academic leadership across the Faculty of Health Sciences.

You will manage key strategic projects and initiatives for the faculty and provide leadership in the development and implementation, monitoring and reporting of faculty business plans. You will lead academic and professional staff performance to deliver superior teaching, research and student engagement outcomes. Your extensive relationship building skills will foster strong internal and external stakeholder relationships and create links across the University and with relevant professional bodies and external stakeholders.

You will bring to the role

Strong academic leadership experience is required, with superior stakeholder engagement and communication abilities, plus recognised teaching and research achievements.  You will possess  commercial acumen, and have previously contributed at a senior faculty level perhaps as a Dean, Head of School/Department or Centre/Institute Director.

You will also be able to drive innovation in teaching, learning and internationalisation, be engaged with government, health service stakeholders and/or industry and committed to excellence in higher education. You will show a demonstrable ability to take ownership of strategic projects and see them to completion, and commitment to increasing University diversity and gender equity.

What we offer you

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers an exciting career path including:

  • The opportunity to be part of and lead an innovative and progressive Health Sciences faculty that make real-world health differences
  • Interactions with and learnings from industry, government, academic and clinical partners

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What we need from you

You are encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria which can be found in the position description below, and provide a full academic CV.

Applications close: 9 am, Monday 19 November 2018

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date. 

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.

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Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Denise Mannix – People Business Partner Talent Acquisition

Phone:  08 9266 4386



Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.