Senior Vice Dean, Research

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
27 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Medicine
University of New South Wales

UNSW Australia seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for its Faculty of Medicine.

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to many of Australia’s finest hospitals, medical research institutes and health care organisations. 

We take a strategic view of research and aim to focus our resources on identified areas of excellence including cancer; neuroscience, mental health and addiction; infectious diseases, immunity and inflammation; and cardiovascular disease. We encourage commercialisation and the development of professional networks with industry to ensure discoveries made at UNSW are translated into better health outcomes in the community.

The Senior Vice Dean, Research is the most senior academic position in the Faculty reporting to the Dean.  With the primary responsibility to execute the major research strategy across the entire Faculty, he/she will advise and consult with the Dean on progress towards the research strategy, monitor academics’ research performance across the Faculty and coordinate Medicine’s contribution to the University’s broader research agenda.

The Senior Vice Dean, Research will work with the Faculty Executive team, Heads of School, Centres and Institutes, key researchers, other areas of the University and independent Medical Research Institutes to drive the Faculty’s thematic strategy.

Candidates will have relevant academic qualifications, an excellent research track record and a demonstrated capacity for strategic leadership and team building capabilities.  We are seeking candidates with research expertise aligned to the faculty’s strengths and we are open to interest from biomedical or clinical scientists.  Medical qualifications are not essential.

The person must feel at home with the priorities, values and ambitions set out in the UNSW 2025 Strategy and be committed to working with colleagues across the University to transform UNSW into a top 50 Global University.

For a copy of the information book and a confidential discussion about the role, please contact the consultant assisting the University:

Jenny Sutton

Applications should be submitted by email before COB Monday, 3rd April 2017.

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