Head of School, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering

St Lucia, Australia
22 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Queensland (UQ), consistently ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide and is one of Australia's leading research and teaching institutions. Striving for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge, UQ has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its teachers, its educational programs and employment outcomes for its students. With more than 50,000 students from 144 countries and 7,000 staff, UQ is Queensland's largest university and one of Australia's elite 'Group of Eight' universities.

The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, one of five schools in the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology, is known for teaching and research in the broad fields of aerospace, mechanical, materials, mechatronic, and mining engineering.

The School seeks an energetic academic leader to provide sound strategic direction and operational management, to oversee the delivery of quality research and teaching programs, and to lead growth. Industry relationships are critical and active engagement with industry is a key part of the role.  The Head will foster a culture of collaboration and innovation across all areas of the School and contribute to the strategic direction of the Faculty as a member of its Executive.

The University is seeking an experienced academic leader, with strengths in research and scholarship. To be successful, you will need proven strategic leadership skills, a strong focus on creating and leveraging opportunities, and the ability to work collegially with staff at all levels of the University. The capacity to develop research excellence in others, and a commitment to the student experience are essential, as is a track record of developing strategic linkages with the broader community. A PhD in a field of engineering relevant to the School is essential.

The University is keen to achieve greater gender balance in its academic leadership profile and applications from suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged.

For confidential enquiries and to obtain a copy of the Candidate Information Booklet  please contact KPMG Executive Search and Selection's Kate Robinson on +61 7 3233 9604 or via krobinson5@kpmg.com.au quoting reference no. 10564.

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Applications close 24 October 2016.