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Faculty General Manager, The University of Sydney Business School

Darlington, Australia
Closing date
6 May 2024

Job Details

The University of Sydney Business School is seeking to appoint our next Faculty General Manager, who will play a key leadership role within one of the world's best research universities and its triple-accredited Business School, ranked in the top 1% of business schools worldwide, and global leaders in management education. This is an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to and steer the operational and strategic direction of a Business School recognised for its excellence in research, education, and community engagement.

In this role, you will work closely with the Dean and the Business School's leadership team, providing strategic and operational leadership to support our academic and research endeavours. You will play a critical role in developing and implementing the Business School's Strategy 2023-2027 in alignment with the University of Sydney's ambitious 2032 Strategy, which emphasises research excellence, a transformative educational experience, sustainability, and a commitment to a thriving and diverse community.

Key responsibilities include overseeing the Business School's financial management, stakeholder relations, compliance, technology deployment, and workplace safety. You will be instrumental in driving strategic change, ensuring operational alignment across the Business School, and enhancing our culture of excellence, trust, and accountability. This position requires a dynamic leader capable of fostering strong internal and external relationships, guiding and developing our professional staff and service culture, and contributing to the University's governance and strategic decision-making processes.

A seasoned executive with excellent capacity to oversee the full suite of organisational functions in the portfolio, the Faculty General Manager will play a pivotal role in our ongoing efforts to enhance the Business School's reputation both domestically and globally as a great place to work, study, and conduct research. We are in search of a proactive leader who can work collaboratively, strategically, and effectively to ensure we continue to strengthen our operating model and services to embrace and realise our ambitions. Experience in higher education management and an understanding of the strategic issues facing the sector both nationally and internationally are essential.

This is a continuing appointment offering an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Join us in shaping the future of the University of Sydney Business School and contributing to our mission of developing responsible leaders and impactful knowledge for a prosperous and sustainable future.

Odgers Berndtson is assisting The University of Sydney with this appointment. More information on the role can be found at

For a confidential conversation, please contact Dr Alistair Clark on +61 436 019 746 or or Phillipa Whitehouse on or +61 438 678 833.

The closing date for applications is Monday 6 May 2024.

Position Description

Candidate Information Brochure

Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance will be discussed with the preferred candidate if required.

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.

Copyright The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Applications Close

Monday 06 May 2024 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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