Head of School, Agriculture, Food and Wine

Adelaide, Australia
11 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Adelaide has an international reputation for conducting world-leading research and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. It is a member of the Go8, Australia’s foremost research-intensive Universities.

The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine is one of four Schools within the Faculty of Sciences. With around 135 academic staff it is internationally renowned for its research, winning income of almost $35 million annually.  The School’s research includes plant breeding & genetics, food & nutrition science plant physiology, viticulture & oenology, horticulture, plant protection, soil science and farming systems. It also runs several successful undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs that attract both domestic and international students.

Reporting to the Executive Dean of Science, the Head of School plays a key role in leading the School within the Faculty and across the broader university.  The Head will be expected to foster a culture of  research and teaching excellence, develop compelling educational offerings, grow student enrolments and load, foster local and international partnerships, and provide both leadership and strategic planning to the School.

The University is seeking an active researcher of international standing with a proven track record of leadership.  A collegiate approach to working is considered important as is the ability to work effectively with partners and colleagues on the Waite campus where the position is based.  The role offers the latitude to further advance the standing of a very well performing School.

For a confidential discussion, contact Bill Kett or Brad Beumer at Heidrick & Struggles on
+61 3 9012 3049. To obtain an information pack or to apply, please email hosagrifoodwine@heidrick.com  by Friday 19 July 2019.

Closing date: 19 July 2019

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.