Head of School and Professor

Brisbane, Australia
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The UQ School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

The UQ School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences is a comprehensive, world-class school, and a major contributor to UQ's consistent ranking in the top 5 universities world-wide in sports-related studies.  The 2017-18 University Ranking of Academic Performance ranked UQ first in Australia and second in the world in human movement and sports science; consistent with the University's rating of 5 (well above world standard) in the 2015 ERA research assessment exercise.

Located within state-of-the-art facilities on the University's St Lucia campus, the School offers four undergraduate degree programs in addition to a comprehensive suite of contemporary, postgraduate coursework offerings. Research activity is clustered around four established research centres in exercise, physical activity and health; sensorimotor performance; sport and society; and dietetics; and supports the training of some 100 research higher degree students.

More details about the School are available at www.hmns.uq.edu.au

The role

An opportunity exists for an outstanding individual to assume the role of Professor and Head of School. The primary role of the Head is provide academic leadership of the School, leading both the teaching and research activities as well as the School's engagement with its alumni, government and industry partners, and relevant professional bodies.

The person

We seek applications from dynamic and exceptional leaders with recognised international profiles in teaching and research in human movement or nutritional sciences who have the ability to provide strong strategic leadership for the School. Effective communication and interpersonal skills will be essential to initiate and foster collaborative links with key partners and stakeholders both within and beyond the University.


A full-time continuing appointment as Professor (Academic Level E) will be offered to the successful applicant along with a five-year fixed term appointment as Head of School, with a possible continuation by mutual agreement of the headship appointment for a further term. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Position Description

Download File HOSHumanMovement_RecruitmentBooklet.pdf


To obtain more information about this opportunity and how to apply please contact Dr Rachel Lucas, RLCSearch. T: + 61 (0) 402 891 029  E:  rachel@rlcsearch.com

Applications should include your CV and letter addressing the selection criteria. All applications must be emailed to Dr Rachel Lucas rachel@rlcsearch.com.