Head of School, Materials Science and Engineering

Randwick, Australia
09 May 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Established in 1949, UNSW is already one of the world’s leading universities, currently ranked 45th in the world (QS ranking) and distinguished by pioneering research with a focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines. UNSW is currently implementing its 2025 strategy and its ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. The unique reach of the Strategic Hires and Retention Pathways (SHARP) recruitment campaign and the creation of unprecedented academic and other partnerships represent this strategic ambition in action.

The School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney has an international reputation for research and teaching excellence. It is one of the leading schools in the world in the development of novel functional materials and in devising innovative solutions for their applications, increasingly with sustainability in mind. In early 2015 the School moved into a brand new, purpose-built facility, which provides staff and students in the School with exceptional, state-of-the-art research laboratories and versatile collaborative learning spaces. The School has also very much led the way with regards to the Torch Innovation Initiative, a University-wide program to establish an innovation park linking with Chinese corporate business.

UNSW is currently seeking a new Head of the School of Materials Science and Engineering. The appointee will ideally be an outstanding researcher with demonstrated academic impact in one or more of the School’s key research disciplines and who has the leadership acumen to lead a large and complex academic unit.

For further information and initial enquiries please contact Jason Sze in the Sydney office of Perrett Laver at or on +61 2 8354 4003.

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and support covering letter at quoting reference number 3598 before noon AEST on Friday 8th June.