Head of School, Optometry and Vision Science

Randwick, Australia
23 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
28 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Academic leadership role in Australia’s largest optometry School
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion

The School of Optometry and Vision Science is the largest optometry school in Australia. It has built a world-class research environment, with research encompassing a diverse range of topics and disciplines, including basic, applied and clinical research in the science of vision. The School's multidisciplinary approach to research is one of its key strengths, with students from a variety of disciplines, including microbiology, psychology, education, bio-engineering, pharmacology as well as optometry and ophthalmology have studied for higher degrees at the School. 

The School also has a number unique associated research centres and facilities, including UNSW Optometry Clinic, The Centre for Eye Health, The Optics and Radiometry Laboratory (ORLAB) and the Brien Holden Vision Institute.

Reporting directly to the Faculty Dean, you will play a significant role in developing a strategic vision for the School that is aligned to both the UNSW 2025 Strategy and Faculty strategies. A proven academic leader with boundless intellectual enthusiasm, you will engage and motivate staff within the School to realise that vision.

You will continuously improve the student experience including the design, development, delivery and assessment of high quality teaching programs, ensuring that outcomes and standards in research, education, knowledge exchange, partnerships in the School remain at an extremely high level.

The Head of School will maintain accreditation of professional programmes and be responsible for building the School’s external profile and reputation, including with potential future students and by forging partnerships with industry, government, alumni and other external parties.

A respected scholar with stellar track record of research in a related discipline, you possess a deep understanding of core academic values and priorities in a leading, research intensive international university. Furthermore, your demonstrated track record of inspiring teams and fostering an environment of innovation and excellence will enable you to thrive in this highly visible leadership role.

To apply please upload your CV and supporting cover letter (ensuring you address the selection criteria).

Applications Close: 11:59pm 22nd April 2018

Contact: s.lalic@unsw.edu.au

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).