Head of School and Dean, UWA Dental School and Director, OHCWA

Perth, Australia
18 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

UWA Dental School

The Oral Health Centre of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of the prestigious Group-of-Eight research-intensive Universities. With a reputation for international excellence and ranked in the top 100 Universities in the world, UWA’s continued success is on target for its longer term goal of reaching the world top 50 by 2050.

The UWA Dental School is WA’s only tertiary dental training centre, offering aspiring and existing dentists a range of practical and innovative postgraduate courses in a high-tech dental teaching and learning facility.

The graduate Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) program extends over four years and is clinically focused with early clinical contact and exposure to research activity. The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) postgraduate speciality training extends over three years, offering programs in Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and Oral Medicine. These programs enrich the training environment at the School, and offer opportunities for advanced patient care.

The School operates the Oral Health Centre of WA (OHCWA), a centralised public tertiary referral centre and dental teaching hospital, where eligible patients are treated on behalf of the State Government of WA. OHCWA offers a full range of general and speciality dental services to the Western Australian community, and we are proud of the high standard of care provided by our clinicians, dental clinical assistants and laboratory technicians.

About the opportunity

The Head of School/Dean, Dental School and Director, Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA) is a joint role. The appointee will be responsible for providing academic leadership and coordination of the UWA Dental School and OHCWA. Whoever is appointed will also play a key role in the Faculty’s leadership team and will be expected to work in accordance with the University’s policies, procedures and values, promoting academic excellence through integrity, inclusiveness, professionalism and community.

The appointee will ensure the School maintains close links with the relevant professional, statutory and regulatory bodies and also ensure that the School meets the required quality, accreditation, training and development needs of the profession.

The appointee will be responsible for ensuring the students of the School have a positive educational and social experience whilst also ensuring their safety and welfare.

For further information regarding the position please contact:

Professor Wendy Erber, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences on +61 8 6457 2325 or wendy.erber@uwa.edu.au

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This position is open to international applicants.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Diversity and Inclusion

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).

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