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Head of School
The University of Queensland

  • May 31, 2017
  • Head of School
  • School of Veterinary Science
  • The University of Queensland
    Gatton, Queensland
  • Jun. 26, 2017
  • Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Veterinary Medicine - General
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The Head of School (referred to as Dean of Veterinary Science for external purposes) provides outstanding academic and administrative leadership to the School, ensuring excellence in teaching performance and high quality student graduates and research outputs that have national and international impact. They will define the profile of the School, developing innovative academic programs, strengthening the School’s research and teaching activities, overseeing the effective operations of the Schools clinics, securing external funds, and maintaining and enhancing the professional linkages of the School.

A distinguished academic in the veterinary science field with established leadership experience, the incoming Head will be passionate about excellence in teaching and research and creating an environment which attracts and retains high potential staff and students.

Candidates will have established industry networks and professional contacts within Australia and internationally and demonstrated evidence of an outstanding reputation for scholarly achievement and research.

As a leader, they will display highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to mentor and develop staff, negotiate and manage change effectively and manage staff and diverse operational activities effectively across multiple sites.

This is a full-time, continuing appointment as Professor (Level E). Appointment as Head of School will be full-time for five years with a possible continuation of Headship by negotiation for a further term. Following the term as Head of School, the position will revert to a continuing appointment at Level E in the School of Veterinary Science.

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate including 17% superannuation.

To submit an application for this role:

Please provide the following information: a brief cover letter; CV with Researcher ID; 3 Referees; a candidate statement which outlines your vision for the role and an overview of your experience and skills as it relates to the selection criteria. This should be no more than four pages.

Applicants should provide a confidential email address and suitable daytime and evening telephone contact details, as well as details of their availability during this period.

Applications should be emailed in Word to

For further information and confidential queries please contact:

Jenny Sutton, Odgers Berndtson, email

Applications close: 26 June 2017

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