Deputy Dean, University of Sydney Business School

Darlington, Australia
16 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Sydney Business School has commenced a global search for the key leadership role of Deputy Dean. The new Deputy Dean will be joining at a key time for our institution, as the University enters a new ten-year strategic cycle (Sydney in 2032) and as the Business School continues to work towards our own School-level strategy which is built upon the principles of responsible management education. The Business School and the wider University Executive have experienced future-focused leadership renewal in recent months, including the appointment in December 2022 of Professor Leisa Sargent as Dean of the University of Sydney Business School. The new Deputy Dean will therefore be able to work alongside the new Dean as the Business School looks to further ignite our capacity to lead and collaborate for impact.

With a range of top-ranked programs and prestigious triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, the University of Sydney Business School is in the top 1% of business schools worldwide and is a global leader in business and management education. We are also one of the Asia-Pacific region's premier centres for engaged and innovative business education and research. Building on our strong alliances with industry, government and the not-for-profit sector, the Business School is pursuing an ambitious strategic direction as a thought leader in the development of ethical, responsible and sustainable responses to emerging global business challenges. Our recent trajectory has also been marked by sector-leading innovation in curriculum design and the student experience, ever closer engagement with industry and international partners and research intensification.

The Deputy Dean is a key member of the University of Sydney Business School leadership team, providing academic leadership, and contributing to strategy, operations, financial management, and to internal stakeholder and external stakeholder engagement, and deputising for the Dean (as required). A key responsibility of this role is to strategically guide and advise the Disciplines in the Business School, ensuring innovative, collegial, and effective collaborations across the Disciplines, the leadership team and the University, and accelerating industry and professional engagement for impact. The position also provides strategic oversight ensuring the development of an equitable, diverse, and future-focused academic workforce. Priorities going forward are to lead the implementation of the Business School strategy and ensure workplace safety, health, and well-being for all staff and students, and develop leadership capabilities in the Business School.

The appointee will hold PhD qualifications in a relevant Business discipline with demonstrated research excellence and scholarship. They will bring a deep commitment to innovation, research excellence, equity, diversity, inclusion, sustainability and collaboration. They will have had experience leading academic units, including financial and operational management and strategic planning and delivery. They will have developed a mature understanding of workforce planning and management, research, education, and engagement in academic environments. They will also demonstrate deep understanding of key strategic issues in the higher education sector and experience in delivering projects therein.

Term and remuneration

The term of the appointment is five years on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will also be offered a professorial appointment in an appropriate discipline in the school and will retain that position at the conclusion of their Deputy Deanship. Relocation assistance will also be provided if required.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

How to apply

Applications (including a CV and cover letter outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience meet the requirements for the role) must be submitted via the link above (or here - Please refer to the candidate information brochure for further details.

Closing time: 11:59 pm (AEDT) on Monday 13 February 2023.

Candidate Information Brochure

Official Position Description

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact:

Dr Ivan Costantino (Senior Manager, Senior Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Operations) on +61 2 8627 8645 or by email


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Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

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