Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine

Brisbane, Australia
20 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Medicine

The University of Queensland (UQ) is a dynamic institution with an outstanding national and international reputation. UQ is at the cutting edge of research and knowledge transfer with international reach. UQ ranks in the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (43), the US News Best Global Universities Rankings (52), QS World University Rankings (47), Academic Ranking of World Universities (55), and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (65).

UQ is ambitious: seeking to be a major global university that is developing solutions to global problems and attracting students of the highest calibre who are destined and supported to become future leaders – locally, nationally and internationally.

The University boasts a vibrant culture that embraces change. This includes a recent strategic re-shaping of the Faculty of Medicine. The Faculty offers Australia’s largest medical degree program for graduates and school-leavers. Undergraduate and postgraduate programs are available in the disciplines of Medicine, Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health.

The Faculty 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. Research projects within the Faculty have already led to discoveries with far-reaching social and economic impacts, including the revolutionary Gardasil (TM) vaccine for cervical cancer (Professor Ian Frazer) and a drug discovery EMA401 (Professor Maree Smith), a first-in-class oral treatment for chronic pain which through Spinifex Pharmaceuticals led to Australia’s largest biotechnology commercialisation deal.

The opportunity now exists for a strategic and visionary leader to head the Faculty of Medicine. The Executive Dean of Medicine will implement the strategy to create a cohesive and dynamic environment that takes the medical disciplines forward in all domains – research, teaching and engagement. As a member of the University’s Senior Management Group, the Executive Dean will contribute to the corporate mission of the University. They will be a key representative of the Vice-Chancellor and the University to the external community, in particular to the professions and disciplines represented by the Faculty.

The successful candidate will have significant international academic standing and excellent relationship and management skills alongside a proven record of leadership associated with a higher education institution.

For further information and a recruitment brochure, contact Dr Rachel Lucas, Director, RLCSearch. Telephone: +61 (0) 402 891 029. Email:

Applications close: Monday October 30th 2017