UON Women in Science Chair
The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) is committed to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact. This newly created appointment will make strategic contributions to the University’s STEMM strategy and Global Impact Clusters, helping build the global reputation and profile of the University.
UON is where Beryl Nashar became the first woman dean of science at an Australian university. Building on that proud heritage for a new generation, the UON Women in Science Chair will be at the forefront of positive change, and lead in research translation and world-class innovation. Joining a cohort of other academic leaders and a working group across the University, this appointment will take a leading role in building and promoting gender equity within STEMM, and supporting UON’s participation in the Athena SWAN initiative. The appointment will be important to cultural change and building future capability in the current generation of researchers, the upcoming generation and the one to follow.
Through the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of Athena SWAN, the University is strengthening its commitment to helping women achieve the promise of their academic careers and are taking important steps to ensure the full participation of women by evaluating and addressing gender inequality. More about these initiatives is available here.
About STEMM at UON
UON is renowned for the quality and breadth of its research, and a commitment to research translation and world class innovation. The University is placed in the top 8 Australian universities for research quality which is ‘well above world standard’ (ERA 2015) and it is also ranked in the top 10 for research funding by the ARC and NHMRC.
UON is a dynamic research-intensive university. UON has recognised international strengths including biomedical science, clinical and translational health, and biology as well as in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, life sciences, environmental sciences, architecture and many more. UON’s work with partners drives new directions in research, education and regional engagement. More on UON’s research strengths here
The right person for this role brings a PhD relevant to STEMM, and a global academic profile with strong external grant funding and research, or innovation, outputs. Candidates for the Chair bring a record in building collaborations by engaging proactively with partners to develop new revenue streams or productive education partnerships. An interdisciplinary way of working will be key to this role’s fit at UON.
For further information and to apply
For a confidential discussion and to obtain the candidate information package candidates should contact the search firm assisting the University on this campaign: Dr Rosalind De Sailly or Mariana Liou via email at WIS@desailly.com.au
Submit complete applications following instructions contained in the information package via email to WIS@desailly.com.au
The official close date is 23 June
UON provides a range of services to assist in immigration and relocation for the appointed candidate and family. Joining UON has the benefits of living and working in a place with the best of Australian life with a bright new future. For more see A Place to Make Your Mark