Head of School, School of Biomedical Engineering

University of Sydney
Sydney (Region), New South Wales (AU)
Competitive Salary
May 09 2019
Organization Type

Head of School, School of Biomedical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies

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 Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney is one of the largest and preeminent faculties of its kind in the world; ranked in the global top 40 (QS 2018). For the past 20 years, the University has been undertaking leading research in Biomedical Engineering, in partnership with the University’s prestigious Faculty of Medicine and Health. This role presents a unique opportunity to bring together existing expertise from across the University, including an established undergraduate programme in Biomedical Engineering, and build new capabilities in ways that will help to re-imagine the future of health care.

We are seeking an inaugural Head of School to lead this exciting academic venture. The ideal candidate will have an impressive track record of establishing and growing leading research and teaching programs. They will have strategic leadership skills and an outstanding ability to manage stakeholder relations on behalf of an institution or school. We are looking for someone with an openness to engagement and creativity; someone who operates at the forefront of innovation in their area of Biomedical Engineering.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

Term and remuneration

It is the intention that the Head of School term be for four years. This will be constructed as an initial two year appointment followed by a performance evaluation and a potential further two year appointment. This position will also be supported by an underlying continuing position. A competitive salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant. Relocation assistance may also be provided if required.

How to apply

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

For an initial discussion about the role, please contact Mazin Almaimani at mazin.almaimani@perrettlaver.com or on +61 2 8354 4020. For more information and to submit your application please visit the Perrett Laver website at candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4090.

Closing Date: Sunday 19 May 2019

Applications will start being reviewed from this date onward and the position will remain open until successfully filled. The target start date is 1 January 2020.

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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 people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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

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