Executive Dean, UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences

Adelaide, Australia
24 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Mar 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Executive leadership role, 5 year fixed term appointment
  • Drive UniSA’s enterprising vision for Clinical & Health Sciences research & teaching
  • Based in Adelaide, the world’s third most liveable city

Australia’s University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise on the global stage, agile and astute, known for relevance, equity and excellence. Ranked one of the world’s top young universities, we educate and prepare global learners from all backgrounds, instilling professional skills and knowledge and capacity and drive for lifelong learning. We undertake research that is inspired by global challenges and opportunities, delivers economic and social benefits and which informs our teaching.

The UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences Academic Unit brings together programs encompassing Pharmacy, Nursing and Midwifery, Laboratory Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition and Food Science, and several leading research centres. Top 10 ranked in Australia for Pharmacy and Pharmacology, world Top 100 for Nursing, and well above world-class research in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and Nutrition and Dietetics*, the unit is addressing society’s most critical and emerging health needs through quality teaching, learning and research excellence.

About the Position

This senior position is responsible for the overall strategic direction, quality and performance of the Unit and leads the high-quality delivery of academic programs and research, to ensure excellent graduate outcomes and enable impactful research and research training.

Skills and Experience

We are seeking a visionary and collaborative leader with an outstanding academic leadership record in research and teaching, and a national and international profile of scholarly achievement in a relevant discipline. A credible track record of strategic and innovative leadership within a large and complex organisation, and experience developing and maintaining strong and sustained national and global partnerships are critical success factors.

How to Apply

To learn more about this unique leadership role please contact our advising consultants Alun Parry or Philip Graham at Boyden on +61 (2) 9225 7400 or philip.graham@boyden.com.

Applications close: Wednesday 2 March 2022

*Ranked #25, 2020 THE Young University Rankings, Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50. ~Ranked equal 6th, 2020 QS Subject Rankings. ^2021 QS Subject Rankings. #2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).