Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture, and Information Technology

Brisbane, Australia
05 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

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 (41), the US News Best Global Universities Rankings (45), 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. The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture, and Information Technology has long, proud traditions of innovation and leadership across student education and research, with over 27,000 Faculty graduates having gone on to use their UQ education to have a significant impact on our state, our nation, and across the world.

Our research provides a rich and diverse flow of breakthrough technologies that are helping to improve communities around the world. From novel hydrogen storage and next generation polymers to biomedical engineering and mining safety, our research outcomes are solving problems for local and international communities, and our industry partners. Creative problem solving – through great science, engineering and design – means faculties like ours have an increasingly vital role to play in the world’s future.

The opportunity now exists for a strategic and visionary leader to head the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture, and Information Technology. The Executive Dean will implement the strategy to create a cohesive and dynamic environment that takes the 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.

Applications close: Friday 2 March 2018