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Recent appointments: Faculty Executive Manager at University of Wollongong

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Congratulations to Kellie Ridges on her appointment to this position. As the most senior non-academic staff member within the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, the position provides operational management and drives forward the Faculty’s strategic direction and initiatives. The role provides leadership across aspects of finance, student services, marketing, recruitment, facilities, research, teaching and learning, international operations, business development governance and planning. KPIs for success include fostering Faculty viability and growth, delivering on the Faculty strategic plan and improving Faculty rankings in external indices such as Quality Improvement in Learning & Teaching (QILT) and Excellence in Research for…

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Recent appointments: Director, Whitlam Institute

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Congratulations to our recent appointment, Leanne Smith, as the new Director of The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University. The Whitlam Institute has announced the appointment of a new Director, international human rights lawyer, former Australian diplomat and senior United Nations official Leanne Smith. A graduate of the Australian National University, Leanne brings 20 years of experience in policy development, political analysis, international peace and security, human rights fieldwork and international law. Working with the Australian Government, the UN, and various NGOs and human rights organisations, her work has taken her to Afghanistan, the Balkans, South Sudan, East Timor and…

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Professor – Biology

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Join one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities Professor – Biology and UON Women in Science Chair The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) is committed to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact. These two newly created appointments will make strategic contributions to the University’s STEMM strategy and Global Impact Clusters, helping build the global reputation and profile of the University. UON is a dynamic research-intensive university ranked in the top eight nationally for the quality of research. UON has recognised international strengths including biomedical science, clinical and translational…

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Professor of Digital Humanities at University of Newcastle

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The University For 50 years, University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) has delivered education to talented students from diverse backgrounds, developing the professional leaders of the future. Critical to its success has been an enduring commitment to equity, excellence and engagement. UON is a dynamic university, research-intensive and ranked in the top eight nationally for quality of research, with international strengths in the humanities, social sciences and creative industries as well as in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, life sciences, environmental sciences, architecture and many more. The UON NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025 recognises that the nature of the workforce will undergo rapid transformation, particularly…

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Professor of Exercise and Sport Science

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The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) is committed to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact. For 50 years, UON has delivered education to talented students from diverse backgrounds, developing the professional leaders of the future. Critical to its success has been an enduring commitment to equity, excellence and engagement. UON is a dynamic research-intensive university ranked in the top eight nationally for the quality of research. UON has recognised international strengths including biomedical science, clinical and translational health, and biology as well as in chemistry, engineering, mathematics,…

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Worldwide search underway: UON Women in Science Chair

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About the Chair appointment The right person for this role has a commitment to being at the forefront of positive change to improve gender equity in STEM, and is an inspiring scientific leader, bringing a global academic profile with a continuing research trajectory that fits UON’s research profile and ambitions. About UON The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) is committed to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact. UON was one of the first Australian universities to pilot the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program, adapted from the…

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Professors in Creative Industries, University of Newcastle

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• Professor – Creative Industries (Creative Cities and Communities) • Professor – Creative Industries (Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship) • Professor – Communication • Associate Professor – Creative Industries (Making Real and Virtual Worlds) • Associate Professor – Music The recently formed School of Creative Industries (SOCI) at the University of Newcastle brings together the University’s suite of creative programs and staff to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation, and deliver programs that are aligned with student demand and contemporary labour force trends. The School’s mission is to collaborate with partners across the spectrum of creative professions to drive innovation that contributes to…

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Recent appointments: Head, The Academy. Quite possibly the most innovative career opportunity in Australia

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We wish to be absolutely clear. If you’re seeking a highbrow position where you slide into an existing traditional setup, this message is not for you. Indeed, what we are offering is something very different – quite possibly the most innovative academic career opportunity in Australia. Perhaps, the world. The Academy at Western Sydney University is a leadership program, custom-built to unleash the potential of gifted, socially committed talent to impact and benefit the 21st century and beyond. We are searching for someone who will champion new ideas and new ways of thinking. A revolutionary, if you will. You may already…

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Recent appointment: Joel Palmer as Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance

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The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) is committed to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact. UON is renowned for the quality and breadth of its research, and a commitment to research translation and world class innovation. The University is placed in the top 8 Australian universities for research quality which is ‘well above world standard’ (ERA 2015) and it is also ranked in the top 10 for research funding by the ARC and NHMRC. About the position The Director Strategy, Planning and Performance (SPP) is a key…

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Recent appointment: PVC (Associate) and Dean College of Health & Biomedicine

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  Professor Karen Dodd has been appointed as PVC (Associate) and Dean of the College of Health and Biomedicine. Professor Dodd brings to the role over ten years of university leadership experience and a record of developing major university partnerships with communities for research networks and innovative education pathways; partners and projects include Northern Health, Bendigo, Austin Health, Alfred, Royal Melbourne, and the La Trobe Rural Health School in Bendigo. Professor Dodd was most recently Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor-Academic Partnerships at the College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University and prior to that Executive Dean, and previously Associate Dean Research, both…

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