Head, School of Biomedical Sciences

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
24 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine is an internationally recognised provider of world-class education and research. A research-intensive Faculty, we have a gross budget in excess of $300M, employ approximately 1,500 continuing and fixed-term staff (headcount), have a community of more than 4,000 non-salaried academic appointees and teach around 4,000 full-time equivalent coursework students (EFTSL). We offer Australia's largest medical degree program for graduates and school-leavers and undergraduate and postgraduate programs are available in the disciplines of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Public Health, Health Sciences, eHealth, and Mental Health.

The Faculty of Medicine possesses enormous strengths spanning research, teaching, industry engagement and clinical practice in disciplines ranging from the basic sciences, biomedical research and development, to clinical trials and public health.  UQ has recently reorganised its Medical faculty structure to drive better student outcomes and student experience. As a result, this senior opportunity is available.

The role

The Head of School of Biomedical Sciences provides academic and administrative leadership to the School. A fundamental responsibility of the Head is to ensure the School's production of high quality graduates and research outputs that have national and international impact. The Head will ensure the School is highly engaged within the Faculty of Medicine so that the performance of the University is maximised. 

The person

This prestigious role calls for a very experienced academic leader with highly developed people and management skills, including a track record of leading cultural change and motivating staff. The Head is expected to have a strong track record of successful research, be able to enhance current research strengths in the School, and be capable of delivering a program of high quality education at scale. The successful applicant to this post will have a higher degree in the area of or related to biomedical sciences and an ability to establish effective relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues to represent and promote the interests of the School. 


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 5 years at Academic Level E. An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate including 17% superannuation. 

Position Description

 Download File Candidate Booklet_Head SBMS_Final.pdf


For a confidential discussion, please contact Bill Kett, Heidrick & Struggles on +61 3 9012 3043.

To apply for the role please do not use the Apply button. Please email uqhosbiomed@heidrick.com by Friday 16th December 2016.