Head of School of Health Sciences

University of New South Wales School of Health Sciences

Australia

Head of School - Health Sciences

Apply now Job no: 509970
Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Professor, Associate Professor

Head of School of Health Sciences  

The Opportunity 

  • A senior academic leadership role within UNSW Medicine & Health with overall responsibility for the strategic and operational leadership of the School of Health Sciences.
  • Drive the school’s development of new Allied Health programs addressing community and industry needs.
  • 5-year Fixed Term, Full-time position; with competitive remuneration and generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

The School of Health Sciences is an exciting new School offering substantial opportunity for development and has a portfolio of new educational programs within the fields of allied health sciences currently focused on exercise physiology, and will extend to include nutrition and dietetics, pharmacy and physiotherapy from 2023.

The Head of the School (HoS) is a senior academic leadership role within UNSW Medicine & Health with overall responsibility for the strategic and operational leadership of the School of Health Sciences. The HoS supports the Faculty’s Dean through the provision of creative leadership in the development and implementation of innovative teaching and learning offerings and research programs within the School and across the faculty, the effective alignment and integration of the School’s teaching and research across the broader faculty and its partners and the effective management of teaching and research quality and impact within the School aligned to the Faculty’s Health 25 Strategy and UNSW strategic objectives

The School operates within the Faculty and is the critical work unit responsible for delivery of academic priorities of the University and in interactions with students, alumni, industry, government, professional bodies and the community. Within this complex operating model, the Head of School provides leadership to a group of academic and professional staff who assist in carrying out the work of the School.

Skills and Experience: 

Essential:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline area and an outstanding teaching and/or research record as evidenced by student satisfaction and/or publications in top tier journals, their impact and connection to independent.
  • A record of outstanding achievement in a leadership role in a professional, Allied Health University or Medical Research setting.
  • A distinguished record of academic excellence in allied health sciences, with an outstanding contribution to teaching and/or research at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • An ambitious outlook for an emerging School and a proven ability to implement and steer large School-based initiatives in line with the Faculty’s Health 25 Strategy.
  • A growth mindset, focusing on ambitious development plans, fostering staff capabilities and a collaborative culture embedded in inspiration.
  • An entrepreneurial style, a tolerance for ambiguity, and a passion for the missions of education, research, community engagement and the healthcare system
  • Energy, diplomacy with strong skills in analysis and change management. Proven ability to mentor and motivate diverse teams to achieve a high-performance culture, develop future leaders and manage under-performance
  • Successful interaction with relevant professional organisations and/or evidence of involvement in broader health system management.
  • Demonstrated capacity for leading change in the delivery of education, conduct of research, and the health system at clinical, research or education level.
  • A track record of innovation in education and development of new programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability and capacity to direct and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the safety management system.

Desirable:

  • A proven ability to attract research and/or philanthropic funding
  • Successful interaction with relevant professional organisations and/or evidence of leadership in broader health system management
  • A track record of innovation in education and development of new programs

How to apply:

Please click Apply now to submit your application online.

Applications should not be sent to the contact listed below. Please provide a resume and a cover letter addressing your interest in the role.  Please see the full position description found here.

Contact (job related questions only)

Merita O’Connell – Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant     

E: merita.oconnell@unsw.edu.au 

Applications close:  Sunday 14th August 2022, before 11.30pm.

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. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Position Description

Advertised: 05 Jul 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 16 Aug 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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