Head of School

Sydney, Australia
28 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Sydney School of Public Health

Faculty of Medicine and Health

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney enjoys a prestigious, internationally-recognised reputation as a leading, comprehensive research and teaching institution.

We are currently seeking applications from accomplished academic leaders for the role of Head of School, Sydney School of Public Health in the new Faculty of Medicine and Health. The Faculty of Medicine and Health will commence operations in April 2018 and this role will be an exciting opportunity to lead change in a rapidly evolving, integrated, healthcare environment.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring academic leader with a proven record in a world-leading environment. You will have experience, at scale, in driving the direction of the school, alongside leading a positive, high-achieving and inclusive culture with shared values. You will bring an outstanding personal research record in public health and a proven collaborative approach to your management and leadership of talented staff and students.

You will be adept at balancing strategic vision with management rigour in order to ensure that the school uses its full capacity to address the major challenges of the 21st century; including through the outstanding capabilities of its graduates as a key measure of success.

Term and remuneration

The initial appointment will be for five years with an opportunity for renewal subject to assessment of performance. There will also be an underlying revisionary position at either Professor or Associate Professor level in the school. The successful candidates will be offered an attractive remuneration package, and will hold the academic title of Professor or Associate Professor.

How to apply

The University has engaged Carol Watson Executive Search to assist with this appointment.

For a confidential discussion, further information or to apply, please seek further information from:

Brenda Gibbons (Aus) brenda@carolwatson.com.au or +61 421 388 657 or

Sean Gillen (UK) at sean@carolwatson.com.au or +44 (0) 7950 123 466.

Applications to Debbie Dickinson at debbie@carolwatson.com.au

Closing date:  11.30pm 25 March 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion.Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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