Head of School, Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Brisbane, Australia
06 May 2021
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time


Head of School, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE)

As one of the world’s top universities, The University of Queensland (UQ) has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world, for more than a century. The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology has inspired students and researchers to think differently, solving problems through great science, engineering and design, helping to improve communities around the world.

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St Lucia campus. The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities. By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.

Details of the School may be accessed on its website at http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/.

About this Opportunity

We are seeking an inspirational and creative individual for this exciting opportunity for a new Head of School. Reporting to the Executive Dean of the Faculty, the Head of School will provide strategic and operational leadership and oversight of the academic, research and administrative activities of the School, in collaboration with the senior leadership team.

You will be responsible for leading the development of the academic vision and student experience, raising research performance of ITEE while bringing in a tighter focus/strategy and working closely with other Heads of School take forward the strategic direction of the Faculty.

Our Ideal Candidate

Ideally, you will be an experienced and inspiring leader of world-class standing, with the capability to drive research and education excellence in an interdisciplinary context. You will have strong financial literacy/budget management, as well as managed infrastructure experience. You will be innovative, with demonstrated experience in increasing staff satisfaction. You will be an excellent communicator, with a strong ability to build and maintain relationships.

The Head of School will foster a culture of collegiality and develop and mentor staff to ensure the School’s continued success, while promoting the School, Faculty and University at a national and international level.

What We Can Offer

The Head of School role is a full-time fixed term position for five (5) years. Upon negotiation, a continuing Professorial Academic Level E position may be considered. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


If you have any questions about the position or application process, please contact Khela Hutchinson, Advisor, Talent Acquisition on recruitment@uq.edu.au.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, go to https://search.careers.uq.edu.au/caw/en/job/512962/head-of-school-information-technology-and-electrical-engineeringand use the Apply button.

All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria


Applications close: 4 June 2021

Job No: 512962

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