Associate Dean and Deputy Executive Dean

University of Queensland Faculty of Science


Associate Dean (Academic) and Deputy Executive Dean (Internal Applicants Only)

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Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Academic Level E ($189,130.62 - $189,130.62)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science is one of the largest and most diverse Faculties within The University of Queensland and within Science Faculties across Australia. The Faculty of Science incorporates six schools and four research centres. The units within the Faculty are internationally recognised and their teaching and research successes create a stimulating environment within which the Faculty staff work.

The Faculty is managed by the Executive Dean, who has direct responsibility for the physical, financial and human resources, academic matters relating to programs and students, and a range of other areas such as the development of research, national and international marketing, and enhanced government, business and community links.

About This Opportunity

The Associate Dean (Academic) and Deputy Executive Dean is a member of the Faculty leadership team and with key stakeholders both within and external to the Faculty of Science to provide advice on strategic development of teaching and learning initiatives within the Faculty at both St. Lucia and Gatton campuses. They are responsible for:

  • Strategic oversight of all matters relating to teaching and learning;
  • Academic administration; and
  • Academic management of student administration across the faculty. 

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

Applicants should have a demonstrated capacity to provide academic leadership, the ability to think and act strategically and possess strong communication, negotiation and liaison skills. You should also have extensive experience in University teaching and learning, preferably including teaching innovation and technology enhanced learning.

You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

This opportunity is only available to current casual, fixed term or continuing employees at The University of Queensland as well as any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time (80% faculty, 20% school), temporary variation to fixed term contract (i.e. secondment) at Academic level E. A management loading will be available to the successful applicant.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File Associate Dean (Academic) PD 2021.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Melissa Brown at  

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQCareers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Advertised: 15 Sep 2021
Applications close: 13 Oct 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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