Associate Dean (Academic Affairs)

Sydney, Australia
06 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering
Reference no. 1507/0719F

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 7,500 permanent staff supporting over 70,000 students.

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney is one of the largest and preeminent faculties of its kind in the world; ranked in the global top 40 (QS 2018). The faculty is one of the largest at the University and is known globally for the quality education program and its graduates, its research impact and industry connections. The faculty is a world leader in generating smarter technology and driving real impact through engineering and technology innovation.

We are seeking to appoint a distinguished senior academic as Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) to support all academic staff in achieving outstanding academic performance. Under the direction of the Dean, the Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) will work to create and implement a culture that promotes and rewards excellence, develop and set academic performance standards, and manage the allocation of supporting resources. We are looking for someone who is creative and passionate about academic performance in engineering related fields and operates at the forefront of innovation in the disciplines of engineering.

Term and remuneration

It is the intention that the Associate Dean term be for four years. This will be constructed as an initial two year appointment followed by a performance evaluation and a potential further two year appointment. This position will also be supported by an underlying continuing position as a full professor. A competitive salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant. Relocation assistance may also be provided if required.


The University has engaged executive search firm Perrett Laver to assist with this appointment. Perrett Laver will support the selection committee to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and to assess candidates against the requirements for the role.

For an initial discussion about the role, please contact Sophia Ha, Research Associate, at or on +61 2 8354 4026. For more information and to submit your application please visit the Perrett Laver website at quoting reference 4320.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 15 October 2019

Applications will start being reviewed from this date onward and the position will remain open until successfully filled.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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