Head, School of Biomedical Engineering

The University of Sydney
Sydney (Region), New South Wales (AU)
Competitive remuneration package + professorial appointment
Closing date
Oct 31, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Academic Dean/Dept. Head
Organization Type

Lead a world-class School of Biomedical Engineering and develop research and teaching to revolutionise healthcare.

About the School

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney is one of the largest and most preeminent engineering faculties in the world. We are ranked 4th in Australia (THE subject rankings 2022) and 65th globally (QS Rankings by Subject 2021) for engineering and technology.

The School of Biomedical Engineering was established to inspire research and teaching to revolutionise healthcare and improve lives through innovative biotechnology solutions that redefine what's possible within the healthcare industry. The School’s research strengths include: implantable bionics and electroceuticals; engineered biomaterials and nanomaterials, 3D printed platforms for regenerative medicine; biomedical imaging and addressing chronic disease.


About you

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.

The successful applicant must have a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders, that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the School, the Faculty and the University.


Term and remuneration

The Head of School term will be for five years, on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will also be offered a professorial appointment in an appropriate discipline in the school and will retain that position at the conclusion of their headship. Relocation assistance will also be provided if required.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications.


How to apply

The University has engaged executive search firm De Sailly Search to assist with this appointment. De Sailly Search 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 more information and to submit your application please visit the De Sailly Search website at https://bit.ly/USydBiomed.


EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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