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Search for an Executive Dean, Faculty of Science at Charles Sturt University

Yindyamarra Winhanganha’  (the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in)

This phrase from the Wiradjuri, the traditional custodians of the land of the original CSU campuses, describes the university’s ethos.

CSU is ‘a university of the land and people of its regions’. Around half of CSU students are from rural and regional locations. Australia’s largest regional university, CSU is also the country’s leading provider of distance education.

The Faculty of Science is home to eight Schools, the Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health and a range of business enterprises (The Equine Centre, Environmental and Analytical Laboratories, CSU Veterinary Services, CSU Oral & Dental Health Clinics and the Fred Morley Centre which assists the rural livestock industries).

The Executive Dean will help establish the recently announced Joint Medical Program.

Members of the 500-strong Faculty community include world-leading researchers in the fields of ecology, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. Faculty disciplines include agricultural and wine sciences, animal and veterinary sciences, biomedical sciences, community health, dentistry and health sciences, environmental science, exercise and sport science, nursing, midwifery and Indigenous health.

The right candidate is an experienced academic leader who brings energy yet is grounded and passionate to help CSU achieve its strategy, mission and values.

The role is based at Wagga Wagga with extensive travel to Faculty locations spread across New South Wales.

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About the process

To obtain the full information package and for a confidential discussion, contact the retained executive search firm assisting CSU:

Dr Rosalind De Sailly or Karen Felder


Applications are to be submitted to the above email address, and should include:

  • A letter briefly describing why the position is of interest and what a candidate believes they can bring to the role
  • A statement concisely and systematically addressing each of the selection criteria (listed on page 14 of the candidate brochure)
  • A full curriculum vitae detailing qualifications, full employment history and relevant achievements
  • Names and contact details of at least three potential referees (these referees will not be contacted without the prior consent of the candidate)

The official close date is 6 July 2018.

More about CSU

CSU campus at Wagga Wagga is home to the AgriPark, place where research, collaboration, innovation, and sustainability collide. A one-of-a-kind development in Australia, the AgriPark is a hub where international agricultural companies, knowledge-rich agribusinesses, food producers, innovative small-medium enterprises and a university can work side-by-side to tackle complex global issues