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Dean and Head of School, Clinical Medicine

Brisbane, Australia
Closing date
31 Jul 2023

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a dynamic senior leader with strategic acumen, futures thinking and a passion for advancing healthcare to lead the creation and establishment of a new school in Clinical Medicine as the founding Dean and Head of School.

This is an excellent opportunity for a distinguished clinician and leader in Clinical Medicine to join the Faculty Executive Team in shaping the future of teaching, research and engagement in this exciting new discipline at QUT.

Real world impact

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

About the School of Clinical Medicine

The School of Clinical Medicine will sit within the Faculty of Health and presents the opportunity to influence the development of the future of healthcare, from training the next generation of health professionals to undertaking research into key areas in clinical medicine.

This inaugural position provides a unique opportunity to lead the development of new courses relevant to clinical medicine that will provide real-world clinical experience. The breadth of QUT’s strengths and distinct points of difference in approaches to healthcare, including innovative technologies and interprofessional approaches to pedagogy and training will enable the incumbent to lead the creation of a School of Clinical Medicine that truly caters for the healthcare workforce of the future.

What you need to succeed

Your expertise as an intellectually generous senior leader with a deep understanding of the strategic imperatives of a contemporary medical school, and a passion for innovative medical education will help advance QUT’s record of excellence in research, teaching and care.

Essential Criteria

  1. A medical qualification registerable with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  2. Eligible for a clinical role with one of the health services.
  3. A proven track record of highly developed leadership, as demonstrated by the ability to provide strategic focus and direction, fostering a culture of innovation and collaborative academic achievement.
  4. Demonstrated ability to identify and exploit new opportunities in education, research and the provision of services.
  5. Strategic perspective to ensure sustainability and future growth with a track record in obtaining external competitive research funding and/or innovative commercialisation avenues.
  6. A strong record in the advancement of medical and clinical education as well as curriculum development.
  7. Recognised clinical expertise in the field of Medicine or subspecialty with distinction at the national and international level.
  8. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build positive team culture and effectively interact with a range of staff in a complex operating environment.
  9. Proven success in promoting and fostering collaborative interdisciplinary endeavours and the ability to build partnerships with diverse stakeholders including clinicians, industry, academic peers, community, policy makers and government.

Desirable Criteria

  1. A record of experience in senior academic leadership and management at Hospital and/or University level.
  2. Demonstrated ability and experience with the implementation of change initiatives including cultural, organisation and work practice changes.
  3. A Research Doctorate.
  4. A sound understanding of the impact of changes in the higher education sector in Australia on the University
  5. Experience and proven success in the management of quality and safety, finances and human resources within a similar service.

Careers at QUT

Our culture is vibrant, inspiring and challenging. It's a world where like-minds come together with a commitment to making a real world difference. Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a career at QUT offers:

  • A healthy work-life balance with a blend of on campus and off campus work arrangements for applicable positions.
  • 17% super, to help you retire in style.
  • Support for primary carers with 26 weeks paid parental leave (incl. 17% super).
  • Take advantage of our Salary Packaging Scheme, stay healthy with Fitness Passport and enjoy discounted rates on private health insurance.
  • 17.5% leave loading. 
  • Numerous opportunities for professional development including leadership programs, workshops, and certifications including our study assistance scheme. 
  • Commitment to our Indigenous Australian staff through initiatives such as the Indigenous Australian Staff Network, Ceremonial Leave, Staff Development Workshops and representation on university committees.
  • Diversity and inclusion - the LGBTIQA+ community is welcome here.

Explore more benefits of Life at QUT

Our Commitment

We are guided by our values of Ambition, Curiosity, Integrity, Inclusiveness, Innovation and Academic Freedom and our QUT Connections in our mission to inspire and shape he next generation of change-makers.

In support of our Indigenous Australians Employment Strategy, we aspire to an Indigenous Australian workforce participation of 3.6% and we encourage Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people to join us in pursuing their dreams.

We believe in creating safe spaces for inclusivity to flourish and we know that diversity is our strength – see our commitment. If you’re curious, innovative, and ready to experience what a career at QUT can offer, we’re ready to meet you.  

How to Apply

To receive a candidate prospectus and to submit your application, please visit the Alumni Global microsite for this vacancy

Alumni Global Reference Number: A037952

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter articulating your vision for the role and the new School of Clinical Medicine;
  • A comprehensive CV; and
  • A written response (maximum two pages) addressing the selection criteria to outline your interest and suitability for the role.

QUT Reference number: 23594

Term: This appointment will be offered on a five (5) year fixed- term, full-time basis.

Remuneration: An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Location: Kelvin Grove campus

Applications Close: Monday, 31-Jul-2023 at 11:59 pm

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