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The University of SydneyFaculty of Health Sciences
Closing Date
WorkplaceSydney, Australia
Occupation rate
Job Start2012-09-01

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and enjoys a prestigious reputation internationally. One of its 16 faculties is the Faculty of Health Sciences – the largest and most comprehensive grouping of allied health professions, researchers and teachers within Australia. The faculty is an acknowledged leading global hub of excellence in health sciences and allied health research and education. It is committed to research and research–led learning and teaching in a multi-disciplinary context.



REFERENCE NO. 240/0212

Applications are invited for the position of Dean, which becomes vacant when the term of the current Dean, Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn concludes in August. The new Dean will provide leadership and support for the faculty’s teaching and research activities and will be responsible for its general management, including its staff, finances and physical resources.

To succeed, you will be an outstanding scholar in a field relevant to the health sciences who respects and understands the range of scholarly interests represented within the faculty and has the capacity to promote them. You will have a track record of extensive management experience, ideally within the higher education sector, and will have developed high level management skills, including the ability to effectively manage significant budgets and the full range of HR matters. The capacity to think strategically and oversee strategy development and implementation is also required. In addition, you will be capable of providing leadership and vision, and be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and team building skills.

The Dean is a member of the University’s Senior Executive Group (SEG), comprising the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellors, representatives of the seven Divisions (including the Deans of the 16 faculties) and senior general staff. The new Dean must have the capacity to actively contribute to the work of SEG.


The initial appointment will be for five years with opportunity for renewal subject to assessment of performance. The successful applicant will also hold the title of Professor.


A salary package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney’s careers website . Visit ?url=sydney.edu.au%2F&module=jobs&id=25178" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number 240/0212 to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 25 March 2012

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