Executive Dean Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

Wollongong, Australia
03 Mar 2021
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22 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is a leading Australian university with a history of outstanding achievements in teaching and learning, research and community engagement. UOW is closely connected with the communities in which it operates and is a major driver of regional development.

The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health is positioned to be a major force in connected and science-embedded education and science, medical and health research in Australia. Cutting edge facilities such as the new Science Teaching facility and our labs are sharpening our knowledge about nanoparticles, novel medicines, cancer, mental disorders and obesity. This Faculty marries up the very best of science with strong capacity for translation to our global communities’ needs and aspirations.

Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor, the Executive Dean has ultimate responsibility for all aspects of the strategic leadership, operation and management of the Faculty including leading an effective Faculty Executive Team and ensuring the Schools optimise realisation of the University's goals.As a member of the Vice-Chancellor's Advisory Group, the Executive Dean plays a significant role in University-wide initiatives and an advocacy and liaison role with industry, accreditation bodies, government and philanthropists in developing partnerships, meeting requirements and advancing the interests of the Faculty and its programs.

In appointing the Executive Dean, we seek an outstanding academic leader with an international research track record and demonstrated success in leading dynamic and complex organisational units. The position is ideally suited to an accomplished clinician researcher or translational researcher who is motivated to drive excellence, innovation and growth. Outstanding interpersonal skills, presence and credibility are essential to develop and promote effective and collegial relationships internal and external to the University. 

Odgers Berndtson Executive Search is assisting UOW with this appointment. For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact the consultants leading the search: Andrea Ripani, Associate Consultant: andrea.ripani@odgersberndtson.com or +61 428 806 805 or Jenny Sutton, Principal Consultant: Jenny.Sutton@odgersberndtson.com.

Applications close 22 March 2021, submitted directly to www.odgers.com/81893 or andrea.ripani@odgersberndtson.com.