Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
17 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity to join the leadership team of the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Play a key role in managing the faculty's research portfolio
  • Full-time, fixed-term position for 5 years with possibility for renewal with an attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty in the University. This integrated faculty brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking and challenging the status quo by establishing productive research units that cross traditional academic school and discipline boundaries. We operate across four large health precincts (three metropolitan and one regional/rural) where University facilities are co-located with hospitals and medical research institutes.

We are seeking to appoint an esteemed leader with a reputation for outstanding impact, achievement and influence at the level of Professor as the Associate Dean Research. The position of Associate Dean Research is a member of the Faculty leadership team and has the responsibility for the Research portfolio and for achieving its strategic and operational objectives. This position contributes to planning, setting and communicating the academic and operational vision, strategies and goals of the faculty with particular reference to the Research portfolio.

Collaborating and building positive working relationships with other Associate Deans who hold the Research portfolio across the University and also with the Associate Deans within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. The position contributes to the ongoing strategic development of University wide initiatives for the Research portfolio and is responsible for communication and implementation of these initiatives within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. The position engages with external partner organizations and Industry ad advise the Executive Dean, School/Institute Directors on university and external research initiatives.

The Associate Dean demonstrates and enables the values of the University in relation to its people and culture.

About you (skills, capabilities and experience)

To be successful, you will bring to the role a recognised research profile relevant to the faculty, with PhD or equivalent qualifications. This will include a strong and influential record of published works of impact, a record of successful grant applications and evidence of a significant contribution to fostering research and development activities within an academic environment. You will have strong leadership skills and experience in initiating, leading and managing academic teams and projects. As a senior leader you will possess high level communication, interpersonal and advocacy skills as well have a network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a 5-year fixed term position with an option for another 5 years on a full-time basis, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. There is opportunity for further appointments subject to performance. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Relocation assistance may be provided if required.

How to apply

Applications (including a CV and cover letter outlining how your motivation to apply and the skills, capabilities and experience you would bring to the role) must be submitted via the Odgers Berndtson link below. Please refer to the candidate information brochure for further details.

Candidate Information Brochure

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The University of Sydney will be supported in its search for this appointment by the executive search firm Odgers Berndtson. To obtain full details and for a confidential discussion, prospective candidates should contact Suzanne Reiger on +61 433 796 161 or via email or Jenny Sutton via email at

To submit your application, please visit www.odgers/87623


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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.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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Applications Close

Wednesday 15 February 2023 11:59 PM

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