Head of School, Veterinary Science

Melbourne, Australia
$209,428 p.a. plus 17% super
30 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 5 Years
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Veterinary Science
Salary: UOM E – $209,428 plus $59,764 - Loading for managing a large UoM department plus $40,403 for managing a large School in the Faculty of Science p.a. plus 17% super



The Melbourne Veterinary School is Australia’s number 1 ranked veterinary school with a proud tradition of excellence in research, education and leadership. The University of Melbourne is seeking to appoint a visionary, collaborative and inclusive academic to lead this School into the future and as a global leader in animal science. Recognising the importance of creating a highly inclusive and supportive culture, the school vision is firmly focused on delivering an outstanding student education experience and research excellence and impact.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to shape the future of veterinary medicine sciences at the University, including forging a bold vision for large animal teaching and its rural campuses. To achieve this the University of Melbourne has committed to an ambitious capital plan and educational reform.

Located within the Faculty of Science, the Melbourne Veterinary School has research strengths in animal diseases, zoonotic infectious diseases, production animal systems (including dairy and red meat) and animal welfare.  It provides the only professional-entry veterinary medicine program in Victoria and covers a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects across veterinary science with Australia’s premiere graduate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, which is nationally and internationally accredited.

The Head of School holds a significant leadership role within the School and the Faculty and will be prominent in developing the profile of Veterinary Sciences both nationally and globally. Providing dynamic leadership, they will be the primary driver of the development and delivery of an internationally competitive research and education program, lead operational and strategic planning and implementation and encourage cross Faculty and broader University collaboration.

The successful candidate will be recognised internationally as an outstanding academic leader, innovative in their approach with demonstrated leadership in research in the broad areas of veterinary science. In addition to a deep understanding of the global higher education environment, they will possess a Research Doctoral Degree (PhD) in a relevant discipline area as well as a veterinary degree, providing eligibility to gain registration with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria.

Further relevant experience, responsibilities and selection criteria are outlined in the attached Position Description.

Application Process

By referring to the Position Description and your knowledge of the University, please submit your CV and write a covering letter to Professor Moira O’Bryan, Dean , Faculty of Science, to a maximum of 5 pages, a statement which outlines:

  • Your motivation in seeking this position; and
  • What you feel you will bring to this position, taking into account the Key Selection Criteria.

Please do not apply via the University website. The University has engaged The Insight Group to assist with the recruitment for this position.

Please direct any enquiries and send your application directly to: Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group at applications@insightgroup.com or contact by phone on +613 9654 3288.

Please do not send your application to the Faculty.

Applications close: 14 March 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0058562 Head Of School - Veterinary Science Brochure.pdf

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