Head of School, School of Life Sciences

Head of School, School of Life Sciences

University of Technology Sydney

Broadway, Australia

UTS has a clear vision and strategy to be to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact and is ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university. UTS advances knowledge and learning through innovation, practice-oriented education programs, high impact research and excellent partnerships with industry, the professions and community.   

The Faculty of Science has an impressive research profile and offers a diverse range of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research programs, enhanced by world class facilities that encourage endeavour, discovery and impact.

The School of Life Sciences has a strong track record in research and educational outcomes, and encompasses the areas of biomolecular and medical sciences, environmental sciences, plant science, marine biology, immunity and infectious diseases, and biotechnology. 

These arenas are allied to several Institutes and Centres that intersect across the Faculty and the University, driving an interdisciplinary approach to research and education. 

UTS is seeking an outstanding new Head of School to further enhance the opportunities and outcomes for the School and University. Working closely with the Associate Heads of School, Discipline Leaders and Faculty Executive colleagues, the Head of School will lead the academic strategy development and its implementation in the School in line with the University’s ambitious new UTS 2027 Strategic Plan, and champion quality and excellence across the range of academic programs, research and engagement. Supporting and developing staff and leveraging opportunities for growth through excellent relationships with stakeholders will be important in this position. 

This significant academic leadership role provides an excellent career opportunity to be a part of the exciting future of UTS and the Faculty of Science. The position requires an inspiring and collegial leader, with highly developed communication and organisational skills, and a demonstrated ability to engage effectively across the University and externally.  

For a confidential discussion or to request the comprehensive information booklet for the role, please contact Kate Robinson on +61 409 769 560 or via krobinson@robinsonfitzgerald.com.au quoting reference number RF0031. Applications will close on the 11th March 2019.


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Head of School, School of Life Sciences