Executive Dean

Brisbane (Suburb), South East Queensland (AU)
28 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date published: 16-Sep-2016

 As one of the world’s leading universities, The University of Queensland (UQ) contributes positively to society by engaging in the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. UQ helps shape the future by bringing together and developing leaders in their fields to inspire the next generation and to advance ideas that benefit the world.

With an annual operating budget of $360 million and approximately 1200 staff, the Faculty of Science is one of the largest and most diverse faculties within The University of Queensland and within Science Faculties across Australia. It harbours the disciplines of agriculture, biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, food sciences, geography, marine science, maths and physics, planning, the environment and veterinary science.

The University is seeking an exceptional and inspirational leader as the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Sciences. Reporting through the Provost, to the Vice-Chancellor, this role is responsible for the strategic direction, academic and administrative leadership and governance of the Faculty, to achieve the University’s strategic mission and goals.

The Executive Dean is charged with ensuring the educational outcomes for students are of the highest order and that appropriately directed quality research is encouraged, supported and carried out within the Faculty or in collaboration with staff of other Faculties and Institutes. As a key representative of the Vice-Chancellor and the University to the external community, the Executive Dean will also enhance strong links with government, industry, business alumni, schools, donors and the community.

To be successful, you will have a demonstrated leadership track record and an international reputation for your academic achievements. Your dedication to innovation in teaching and the student experience should be complemented by your ability to develop high value partnerships and a demonstrable commitment to Philanthropic and Alumni engagement. Sound financial management skills should be coupled with a highly collaboratively leadership style and the ability to effectively influence at all levels.

For a confidential discussion or to request a copy of the Candidate Information Booklet, please contact KPMG Executive Search and Selection’s Janine Fitzgerald on +61 7 3233 9640 or via jfitzgeral@kpmg.com.au, quoting reference number 10567.

Applications close on 28 October 2016.

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