Head of School

Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
13 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2018
Ref
494327
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • Academic leadership role in Australia’s leading Earth & Environmental Science School
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion

The School of Biology, Earth and Environmental Studies is ranked number 1 in Earth and Environmental Sciences in Australia according the Nature Index and QS rankings. It has built a world-class research environment, with research encompassing a diverse range of topics from the core of the Earth to its upper atmosphere. Research within BEES is clustered within four general thematic areas: ecology and evolutionary biology; climate science; environmental change, sustainability and resources; and paleoenvironments and earth history.

The School hosts several unique associated research centres and facilities, including ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, Climate Change Research Centre, Centre for Ecosystem Science, Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, Centre for Marine Science and Innovation and the Australian Centre for Astrobiology.

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 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 a 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: 12 August 2018

Contact:  

Emma Johnston, Dean Faculty of Science 

P: (61 2) 9385 0670 

E: e.johnston@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).

Similar jobs

Similar jobs