Head of Department, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Sydney, Australia
11 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Strategic leadership position
  • Competitive salary with exceptional benefits
  • Innovative and progressive environment

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world and within the top 10 in Australia (ARWU). We're the university for the audacious and the brave, those not afraid to tackle the big issues. In a world more dependent on science and engineering than ever before, we stand at the forefront of change and innovation.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is a young and dynamic faculty driven by the spirit of discovery. Here we nurture the next generation of science and technology innovators. Our research and teaching addresses the big issues faced by society in Australia and globally – the changing environment, future materials and fuels, biotechnology, cyber security, to name a few. The pairing of engineering and science in a single faculty means many of our research discoveries in science see direct technological applications in engineering.

The Faculty is now seeking to appoint a new Head of the recently reconfigured Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. We are looking for an experienced visionary leader who can unite, inspire and create a culture of high performance. You will bring with you a wealth of successful leadership and management experience within academic administration, along with the ability to engage externally. You will combine proven academic and research standing in your discipline with the ability to be a lead enabler of multi-disciplinary collaborations, and with expertise in curriculum design and innovation and in the delivery and assessment of quality teaching programs.

For further information about this role, please refer to the  Candidate Information Brochure.

For initial enquiries, please contact the executive search firm Perrett Laver at lara.connolly@pettettlaver.com or phone + 61 (02) 8354 4025.  To apply please upload your curriculum vitae, supporting covering letter and response to selection criteria at http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference number 4324 before Friday 11th October 2019.

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.