Head, School of Dentistry and Medical Sciences
- Strategic leadership opportunity in a forward-thinking regional university
- Join a collegiate team with a passion for advancing the health of our communities
- Develop synergies and a single vision to create impact
Charles Sturt University seeks an outstanding individual to lead and manage the newly formed School of Dentistry and Medical Sciences.
Accountable to the Executive Dean for the performance of the School in research productivity, learning and teaching, and finance and resource management, the Head of School will ensure that all areas are operating efficiently and cohesively to provide a positive contribution to the mission and values of the Faculty and University.
With the ability to manage, support and drive change, the Head of School will be able to inspire, motivate and lead this School with a diverse health focus, building and nurturing relationships and synergies, both internally and externally, whilst seeking opportunities for growth and development. Providing exemplary guidance and academic leadership, the appointee will ensure the School delivers high quality learning and teaching, impactful research and meaningful community engagement.
With a doctorate in a discipline relevant to the School, the ideal candidate will bring a strong research profile and record of academic achievement. Skills and experience in academic leadership will be essential to lead the School, mentoring and developing staff and contributing to the overall management of the Faculty and strategic development of the University as a whole. High-level managerial proficiency will also include a demonstrated track record in operational leadership, including strategic planning, financial and human resources. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills will be key to success in establishing and fostering relationships, both internally, and with a range of external stakeholders.
The successful candidate will ideally be based at the Orange or Wagga Wagga campus. An attractive relocation package is offered to assist with relocation.
Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. It makes a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of its rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. It works together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.
The Faculty of Science and Health is one of three faculties within the University. The Faculty offers a diversity of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in agricultural and wine sciences; biological sciences; veterinary and animal sciences; dentistry; medical radiation science; pre-hospital care; allied health; nursing; midwifery and indigenous health; human movement studies; environmental sciences and medicine; as well as higher degrees by research.
With over 9,000 students and more than 500 staff, the Faculty delivers flexible and innovative teaching programs designed to produce job-ready graduates for a diverse range of professions. As a leader in strategic and applied research, the Faculty aims to enhance and extend scientific knowledge, train and educate future researchers as well as provide scientific solutions to current regional, national and global challenges.
The School of Dentistry and Medical Sciences offers world-class facilities and industry connections that allow students to get hands-on experience and researchers to make a practical and real-world difference with the projects they undertake. Its key areas include dental science and oral health; biomedical science; medical radiation science; pharmacy and medical pathology; health and medical sciences; food science and nutrition.
Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.
Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through its Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
For more information visit: csu.edu.au.
To apply: please click on ‘Apply online’, using reference CSUdms0721 and addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton or Kirsten Henderson, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.