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Worldwide search underway: UON Women in Science Chair

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 Athena SWAN Charter in the United Kingdom. The pilot has been building under the leadership of Professor Deb Hodgson, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation).

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.

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, life sciences, environmental sciences, architecture and many more. UON’s work with partners drives new directions in research, education and regional engagement. More on UON’s research strengths here

An introduction to UON by Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor and President, is available here

To learn more and to apply

To obtain the candidate information package containing full details of how to apply and for a confidential discussion candidates should contact the search firm assisting the University on this campaign: Dr Rosalind De Sailly via email at UONWomenInScience@desailly.com.au

More about SAGE at UON is available here