About the opportunity
The Head of School of Medical Sciences (HoS) is a senior academic leadership role within UNSW Medicine and Health, with overall responsibility for the strategic and operational leadership of the School of Medical Sciences. The HoS supports the Faculty’s Dean through the provision of creative leadership in the development and implementation of innovative educational offerings and research programs within the School and across the Faculty, the effective alignment and integration of the School’s teaching and research across the broader Faculty and its partners, as well as the effective management of teaching and research quality and impact within the School aligned to the Faculty’s Health 25 Strategy and UNSW’s strategic objectives
The HoS will be able to develop new programs to address community and industry needs and to enhance opportunities for graduates.
UNSW is a world top 50 medical faculty with a vision to modernise medicine. Under the leadership of Professor Vlado Perkovic, the UNSW Medicine & Health25 Strategy positions health precincts as key elements to building impact in ways that are dynamic and progressive. Within this broader biomedical ecosystem, the School of Medical Sciences is one the University’s largest and is the leading teaching-focused School within UNSW Medicine & Health.
The School is part of campus that has had a large investment in redevelopment of research and teaching spaces, and is adjacent to the broader health precinct of hospitals and medical research institutes. The School occupies the Wallace Wurth (Medicine) building at UNSW and is physically linked to both the Lowy Cancer Research Centre and the Biological Sciences Building. Core research facilities exist within this Biomedical Science precinct to fully support virtually all contemporary forms of biomedical research.
What you will bring to the role
To be successful in this role you will have:
- A higher degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline area, and an outstanding teaching and/or research record as evidenced by teaching leadership roles in undergraduate and postgraduate medicine and/or publications in top tier journals
- A record of outstanding achievement in a leadership role in a University or equivalent setting
- A demonstrated capacity for leading change in delivery of education and/or the conduct of research
- Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and collaboration skills, with demonstrated ability to work and influence across disciplines, faculties, institutions and industry
- Evidence of being an inspirational role model for other academics seeking mentoring, guidance, advice and support in educational activities
- A distinguished record of academic excellence in a laboratory-based medical science with an outstanding contribution to teaching and/or research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
- An entrepreneurial style, a tolerance for ambiguity, and a passion for the missions of education, research, community engagement and the healthcare system
- Energy, diplomacy with strong skills in analysis and change management. Proven ability to mentor and motivate diverse teams to achieve a high-performance culture, develop future leaders and manage underperformance
- Successful interaction with relevant professional organisations and/or evidence of involvement in broader health system management
- Demonstrated capacity for leading change in the delivery of education, conduct of research, and the health system at clinical, research or education level
- A track record of innovation in education and development of new programs
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability and capacity to direct and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the safety management system
Your application should include a CV, Cover Letter and a document addressing the Selection Criteria within the position description.
To learn more, and to apply
To obtain full details and for a confidential discussion, prospective candidates should contact Dr Rosalind De Sailly at UNSW-SOMS@desailly.com.au