First listed on: 08 April 2019

Head of School and Dean, Sydney School of Health Sciences 

Faculty of Medicine and Health
Reference no. 367/0219F

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 7600 permanent staff supporting over 60,000 students.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty in the University, and the Sydney School of Health Sciences is one of seven schools within the faculty. The school, previously the Faculty of Health Sciences, will join the Faculty of Medicine and Health by 2020. Health Sciences at the University of Sydney is known nationally and internationally for its transformational impact on research and education. The school will work as part of a large faculty which seeks to graduate outstanding individuals who are exemplary health professionals.

We are seeking to appoint a distinguished academic as Head of School and Dean who will join the leadership team of the Faculty of Medicine Health.  The school consists of six professions, five research groups and three research centres. The school provides professional preparation programs for a comprehensive range of health science professionals, as well as majors in health science and disability.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the school’s academic education and research performance outcomes that support the overall faculty strategic goals, maintaining accreditation standards (where appropriate), the student experience, managing the school’s financial sustainability, meeting financial targets and the workplace culture. The position has formal financial and people delegations and is responsible for effective decision making to ensure financial sustainability.  The successful applicant will contribute to the attraction, appointment, development and retention of talented staff who are able to attract and develop talented students. The successful applicant will also help to promote the school’s, the faculty’s and the University’s reputation for excellence and its national and international academic standing.

The successful applicant must have a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders, that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the school, faculty and University.

Term and remuneration

The initial appointment will be for 5 years with the opportunity for renewal subject to assessment of performance.

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package.

How to apply

The University has engaged executive search firm Ccentric to assist with this appointment. Ccentric will support the selection committee to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and to assess candidates against the requirements for the role.

All enquiries should be directed in confidence to:

Ms Pam Lubrainchik
Principal Consultant, Ccentric
+61 452 295 088

Applications close on Sunday 5 May 2019. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in May/June 2019 in Sydney.

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

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


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