Deputy Executive Dean (Academic)

Camperdown, Australia
14 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join our prestigious institution as Deputy Executive Dean (Academic) and drive the academic initiatives within the faculty.
  • The role is based at Camperdown Campus
  • Full time 5-year fixed-term appointment with option for renewal and an attractive remuneration package.

About the opportunity

Join the Faculty of Medicine and Health (FMH) at our prestigious university, home to the largest and most diverse faculty in the field. Spanning dentistry, medicine, medical sciences, nursing and midwifery, pharmacy, health sciences, and public health, FMH is a hub of innovation and collaboration. Our approach is rooted in multidisciplinary teamwork, dedicated to addressing modern healthcare challenges. With four health precincts - Patyegarang (Central Sydney Precinct), Baluderri (Western Precinct), Arabanoo (Northern Precinct), and the Regional/Rural precincts - our facilities strategically intertwine with hospitals, industry partners, research institutes, and community organizations.

About you

We're actively searching for a distinguished professional to become a cornerstone of our leadership as the Deputy Executive Dean (Academic). In this pivotal role, you'll stand beside the Executive Dean, sharing the responsibility of driving our faculty's vision and objectives to new heights. As a core member of FMH leadership, the Deputy Executive Dean shapes and executes academic and operational strategies, aligned seamlessly with the University's overarching plan and governance framework.

With strategic and managerial accountability, the Deputy Executive Dean (Academic) guides faculty academic workforce planning and development, nurturing the growth and excellence of our academic staff. This role empowers you to steer the course of our faculty's academic journey, offering a unique chance to define the future of medical and health education and research.

Situated at Camperdown campus, this position reports directly to the Executive Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor, FMH, Professor Robyn Ward. We're seeking an ideal candidate who boasts a distinguished track record in academic leadership and administration, showcasing exceptional prowess within senior roles in complex organizations. A PhD with international acclaim in a pertinent field is a must. Proficiency in financial management, budgeting, and operational acumen - including compliance - is vital.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a 5-year fixed term position, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. There is opportunity for further appointments subject to performance and funding. 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.

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. Please refer to the candidate information brochure for further details.

Applications close: Sunday, 15 October 2023

Candidate Information Brochure

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

Dr Mushtaq Sobhan (Senior Talent Partner, Senior Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Operations) on +61 433 556 642 or by email


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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