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Dean of Medicine & Health

Randwick (LGA), Sydney (AU)
Closing date
24 Dec 2023

Job Details

UNSW is one of the world’s leading research and teaching-intensive universities, known for innovative, pioneering research and high-quality education with a global impact. Since our foundation in 1949, we've aimed to improve and transform lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to identifying areas where UNSW can have the greatest positive impact on society.

We’re embarking on a global search for the Dean of Medicine & Health. This position reports to the University’s Provost, Professor Vlado Perkovic. As one of the world’s top 50 medical faculties, UNSW Medicine & Health brings together excellence in teaching and research to address the most significant health challenges the world faces.

From the epidemic of obesity to global ageing and the resurgence of communicable diseases, including COVID-19, the critical health issues facing our modern world create numerous and diverse needs that our Faculty addresses in order to drive real-world change and positive societal impact.

The Dean will lead the Faculty Executive in shaping and realising the Faculty’s strategy in line with the University’s strategy. Heads of Schools and Centre Directors report to the Dean, along with the Faculty Executive Director, Deputy Deans and Associate Deans.

In addition to the management of the Faculty, the Dean will build and sustain excellent relationships with the community, government and Faculty alumni to ensure the interests of the Faculty are effectively promoted and supported, increase and maximise fundraising and develop initiatives with external partners and donors to the University.

For further information or to apply for the role, please contact Mazin Almaimani at Perrett Laver on +61 2 8075 4605 or at

Applications close on Thursday 11th January 2024 at midnight AEDT.

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and support covering letter at quoting reference number 7011.


UNSW Australia’s aspiration for the next decade is to be Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

Over the last 66 years UNSW has made contributions across the spectrum of science and the humanities. Among many achievements, UNSW has led via transformative social policy and public law and has contributed hugely to the cultural, artistic and intellectual life of our community, while also pioneering the global development of solar energy technologies, helping to control devastating epidemics such as HIV, developing new therapies for depression and anxiety, and making previously unimaginable breakthroughs in quantum computing.

UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia's leading research-intensive universities, and of the prestigious international network Universitas 21. With more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries, it is one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities.

The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other major campuses are the Art & Design campus in the Sydney suburb of Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australia Defence Force Academy.

In addition to UNSW Canberra at ADFA, UNSW has eight Faculties -  Art & Design; Arts & Social Sciences; Built Environment; Business School; Engineering; Law; Medicine; and Science  – which  offer an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.

UNSW prides itself on the calibre of its people, from internationally recognised academic leaders in their field to talented professionals providing technical expertise and infrastructure. Working at UNSW, you will collaborate with highly talented people and have an opportunity to learn from the best.

To find out more about UNSW and our 2025 strategy visit our website.

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