Dean, School of Health and Human Sciences

Coffs Harbour/Gold Coast/Lismore, Australia
24 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Southern Cross University is a young and vibrant, multi-campus university located on Australia’s east coast. The University embraces inspired student learning, innovative research and positive public impact. With an aspiration to be Australia’s Engaged University, Southern Cross is a leading regional research institution which embraces external engagement as a collaborative process.

Southern Cross University’s School of Health and Human Sciences offers fields of study across a broad range of health-related professions. These include education in healthcare leadership, biomedical and clinical sciences, diabetes education and management, midwifery, allied health, sport and exercise science, clinical exercise physiology, nursing, osteopathic medicine, podiatry, pedorthics, speech pathology, occupational therapy, and psychological science. The School is also closely allied to the recently-announced National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine, which has received a personal foundational gift from the Blackmore Foundation.

The School’s teaching and research is focused on innovative approaches to contemporary issues including inter-professional learning, internationalisation of the curriculum, consumer involvement in curricular development, and a particular focus on Indigenous health and well-being.

As a key member of the University’s senior management team, the Dean is responsible for driving a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, quality and performance to deliver high-quality education, student engagement and success, and research excellence. The Dean will have outstanding leadership and communication skills, with the ability to build strategic relationships with key hospital, clinical, Government, private sector and research partners.

Modelling the Southern Cross values, the Dean will promote collaboration, transparency, diversity and inclusion, while supporting best practice to drive excellence in the delivery of positive student experiences and outcomes.

A proven track record in change management and strategic planning are essential, as well as the ability to lead and inspire a geographically dispersed team to create a positive and inclusive workplace culture that supports professional development, teamwork and collegiality.

For a confidential discussion or further information please contact Natalie Walker who is advising the University on this appointment.

Phone:   +61 (0)424 172 782

Applications close Friday, 23 August 2019