Head of School (Agriculture and Environmental Science) - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Close Date: 22/12/2021
REF: USQaes1121
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Head of School (Agriculture and Environmental Science)

Fixed Term
Close Date: 22/12/2021
REF: USQaes1121
  • Foundation leadership opportunity as Head of School
  • Engage with local industries, schools and communities
  • Shape strategic direction and outcomes

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) seeks an outstanding individual to lead the newly-created School of Agriculture and Environmental Science in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.
Reporting to, and working closely with, the Executive Dean, the Head of School will build the presence and visibility of agriculture, agricultural science and environmental science at the University, raising the profile of the disciplines.  The appointee will be expected to bring together a team of high performing researchers and teachers, inspiring a cohesive and multi-disciplinary team and building its capacity.
The ideal candidate will be a collegiate leader with superlative communication and influencing skills, able to foster relationships with diverse stakeholder groups, including industry, research partners, schools and the community.  With a strong track record in academic leadership, the Head of School will demonstrate scholarly success in a relevant discipline.  Outstanding strategic and leadership skills will be essential, with the ability to develop and communicate a vision, building and uniting interdisciplinary teams, managing resources and promoting the profile of the School and the University more broadly, particularly at its intersection with regional Australia.  A PhD in a relevant discipline is essential.
This role is based in Toowoomba, with regular travel required between USQ’s campuses.
The University
USQ is a dynamic university, dedicated to providing quality programs and degrees in a flexible and encouraging environment. In just over 50 years, it has become a prominent teaching and research institution providing education worldwide from three physical locations in southern Queensland, online and through a number of outreach hubs and national and international education partners.
The University offers a range of different ways of working and connecting across our physical and virtual spaces to meet the needs of its students, partners and community. It values diversity and strives to foster an inclusive environment that is underpinned by its values, championing, accepting and respecting differences. USQ supports and encourage applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disabilities, mature age workers, people of all cultures, sexual orientation and genders.
The core values of respect, integrity and excellence guide and unite the USQ community in its purpose to lead in economic and social development through higher education and research excellence, and its vision to strive for excellence within a global context while remaining strongly grounded in its community-centred values and regional heritage.
For more information visit:  usq.edu.au.
To apply, please click on ‘Apply online’ and submit your resume and covering letter, clearly quoting reference USQaes1121 and including a brief statement of your capabilities against the key selection criteria.
For further information or a confidential discussion, please email info@fisherleadership.com or call Managing Partner, Andrew Norton on +61 1300 347 437.

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