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Head of School, School of Medical Sciences
University of Sydney

Date Posted Aug. 29, 2018
Title Head of School, School of Medical Sciences
University University of Sydney
Department Faculty of Medicine and Health
Application Deadline Sep. 28, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Sydney
  • Associate Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Anatomy
    Medicine - General
    Biochemistry & Cellular Biology
    Biomedical Engineering/Biomedical Sciences
    Genetics, Genomics & Molecular Biology
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Physiology & Biophysics
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience as part of the Faculty Leadership Group
  • Seeking an outstanding academic leader with a distinguished international track record
  • Full-time position for 5 years with the opportunity for renewal and an attractive remuneration package

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, School of Medical Sciences in the new Faculty of Medicine and Health. The Faculty of Medicine and Health commenced operations in April 2018 and this role will be an exciting opportunity to lead change in a rapidly evolving, integrated, healthcare environment.

This role provides an opportunity to lead a large school in the newly created Faculty. Dedicated to basic biomedical research, the School encompasses pathology; pharmacology; physiology; anatomy and histology; human biochemistry; genomics; human microbiology and bioengineering.

The University is seeking an individual with an eminent track record of research in basic biomedical science combined with a demonstrated history of leadership and change management in a research-intensive environment. The role offers the scope to promote and develop a research vision and strategy for medical sciences, including attracting high quality researchers. The position calls for a builder who can lead a research intensification agenda while also balancing the requirement for the School to provide high levels of service teaching.

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 health challenges of the 21st century.

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 reversionary 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
Your application should include a full curriculum vitae, statement addressing selection criteria, and the names and contact details of at least four referees.Please note, referees are not contacted without your prior consent.
Applications should be emailed to: no later than 28 September 2018.
For a confidential discussion about this position please contact: Bill Kett or Brad Beumer Heidrick & Struggles +61 3 9012 3043

  • We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Contact Information

  • Dan Kuhner
    Faculty of Medicine and Health
    The University of Sydney
    University of Sydney
    Sydney 2006
  • 0286270934


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