Head of School, Physical Sciences

Adelaide, Australia
19 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

A remarkable opportunity now exists to join The University of Adelaide as Head of School, Physical Sciences in the Faculty of Sciences.

As Head of School, your outstanding academic and strategic leadership will drive a progressive and engaged School to provide cutting edge research and teaching across the breadth of Physical Sciences.

Your commitment and engagement will promote outstanding interdisciplinary initiatives and collaborations across the University as well as with our external partners to enable research outputs to have national and international impact.

Reporting to the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, this leadership position contributes to excellence in education, ensures high quality student graduates, supervises higher degree research students, generates research outputs of distinction and leads discipline-based collaborative engagement.

We know that 75% of future jobs will require STEM skills. Therefore as Head of School, your strategic leadership will foster scientific future leaders to many of the fastest-growing, most innovative and exciting future industries.

With exemplary interpersonal skills the Head of School will inspire, motivate and develop staff, promoting a culture of excellence which recognises and celebrates success.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The University of Adelaide is a member of Australia's Group of Eight research intensive universities, distinguished by its international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence in research and education. Our campuses have been home to 5 Nobel Prize winners, hundreds of Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, countless political leaders, in Australia and abroad, and we welcome many thousands of students who will become influencers in their chosen careers, countries and communities.

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

Learn more at: sciences.adelaide.edu.au

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

To have a confidential discussion about this appointment, please contact Mr Paul Hill, Partner at the search firm Odgers Berndtson at PhysicalAdelaide@odgersberndtson.com or by phone at +61 407 766 756.

Please apply direct to Mr Paul Hill at Odgers Berndtson

The closing date for applications is 20 October 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.