Head of School, Materials Science and Engineering

Sydney, Australia
21 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

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

The Organisation

Established in 1949, UNSW is already one of the world’s leading universities, currently ranked 45th in the world (QS ranking) and 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. The unique reach of the Strategic Hires and Retention Pathways (SHARP) recruitment campaign and the creation of unprecedented academic and other partnerships represent this strategic ambition in action.

The School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney has an international reputation for research and teaching excellence. It is one of the leading schools in the world in the development of novel functional materials and in devising innovative solutions for their applications, increasingly with sustainability in mind. In early 2015 the School moved into a brand new, purpose-built facility, which provides staff and students in the School with exceptional, state-of-the-art research laboratories and versatile collaborative learning spaces. The School has also very much led the way with regards to the Torch Innovation Initiative, a University-wide program to establish an innovation park linking with Chinese corporate business.

About the role

UNSW is currently seeking a new Head of the School of Materials Science and 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.

Please address the selection criteria listed in the position description in your application. Please apply online. Applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the school.


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Applications close: December 18, 2018

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