UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

Head of School, School of Civil Engineering

Location
Brisbane, Australia
Posted
15 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2022
Ref
R-04685
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

The School of Civil Engineering is one of the largest schools of its kind in Australia. Located in the state-of-the-art, $135 million Advanced Engineering Building, the School passionately delivers world-leading teaching, research, and service. We aspire to be the civil engineering school of choice for students, staff, industry, and the wider community in the fields of water, environmental, geotechnical, structural and transportation engineering.

Our goal is to foster graduates with the technical and professional skills required to lead the civil engineering profession and we aim to re-engineer civil and environmental research to improve the way communities operate and function.

Our academic staff hail from over 24 countries, are widely published and cited, and have extensive research backgrounds in diverse engineering disciplines including coastal, environmental, fire safety, geotechnical, hydraulics, structural, transport, and water resources. These research strengths attract expert academics and students from around the world and provide industry with consulting expertise, research collaboration and testing facilities.

Our people are our greatest asset. We offer collaborative, inclusive work and study places, which are enriched by the significant diversity of our staff, students and community. We genuinely believe that creativity and innovation flourishes in an environment where people feel supported, valued and empowered. Mutual respect, inclusivity and accountability are at the cornerstone of UQ's culture.

The School is committed to supporting the career growth of women researchers and have a number of initiatives to support women in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the School.

About this Opportunity

We are seeking an inspirational and passionate individual for this exciting opportunity of Head of School, Civil Engineering. 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, work with colleagues and postgraduates to build a vibrant research culture - including attracting competitive research funding - and with external stakeholders, industry, government departments, and the wider community to develop and foster relationships with the School.

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 developing, articulating, and sustaining a shared vision, facilitating the implementation of measurable outcomes. 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 at Academic Level E. 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.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the position or application process, please contact Caylee-Jade Eve, Talent Acquisition Advisor, via recruitment@uq.edu.au.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, go to the UQ Careers portal and use the Apply button.

All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria (found in the attached position description)

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

Applications close: 8 February 2022

Job No: R-04685