Head of School

St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
19 Apr 2017
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19 May 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Queensland (UQ) is a world class institution, recently ranked 55th globally by the Academic Rankings of World Universities, 2016.  For more than a century UQ has helped 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. 

The UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to gain dual accreditation from AACSB international and EQUIS. Additionally, the UQ MBA program is ranked 10th in the world by the Economist, identifying it as the leading MBA outside of Europe and North America. 

The UQ Business School's mission is "to be courageous thinkers who empower future leaders to positively transform business and society." Responsible for owning and driving this mission, the Head of the UQ Business School is an autonomous role with responsibility for leading a prestigious, research intensive school with over 350 staff and 9100 students. The role calls for a decisive, experienced leader with proven management skills and the ability to engage and motivate staff.  The Head of School should be capable of working closely with other members of the Faculty executive to integrate research outcomes and help deliver the highest quality, work ready graduates.

The successful candidate will need a strong track record of research and an international perspective as the Business School continues to strengthen its focus on Asia Pacific. They should also be adept at networking and engagement, as well as demonstrating ability to build links both across the University and with business, industry and government.

The University is seeking a high impact leader with a strong sense of purpose and direction for the School, who can also align it to the University's broader strategic goals.   A very attractive, market-based package is on offer.


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

Candidate Information and How to Apply

To obtain an information pack or apply please email   by Friday 19th May 2017.