Head, School of Biomedicine

Job no: 506147
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

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Newly established role leading the School of Biomedicine.

Fixed-term contract available for five years in the first instance.

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

The School of Biomedicine was created in 2021 and is one of eight schools that comprise the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The School offers a range of work-class programs that produce the next generation of biomedicine scientists, doctors and health professionals. The School brings together disciplines of Anatomy & Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology and will be a hive of vibrant research, with the intention of attracting competitive grant support. Research will be undertaken in the areas of addiction studies, medical sciences, and reproduction and development.

We seek an outstanding leader who is committed to creating a better future and who can demonstrate their significant achievements in leading dynamic and complex organisational units. The position is suited to an accomplished clinical researcher who is motivated to drive excellence, innovation and sustainability. Candidates will demonstrate exemplary personal qualities of integrity, energy, tenacity and sound judgement.

This is a unique opportunity to join a newly established school and to play a pivotal role in the strategic, academic and leadership of a growing school.

We offer you a strong and supportive environment with a commitment to innovation and continuous improvement.

Further information about this opportunity can be located in this Candidate Booklet.

To be successful you will need:

  • A record of academic distinction and significant professional standing within the discipline, including a PhD in an area relevant to the discipline.
  • Track record of external research funding.
  • Established reputation as a respected leader including experience in strategy development and planning, leading change, and evidence of an effective contribution to a leadership team. 
  • Evidence of an inspirational leadership style which promotes a culture of high performance engagement and commitment.
  • A strong and demonstrated commitment to excellence and leadership in undergraduate and postgraduate education.
  • The ability to effectively manage relevant operational aspects of a School including demonstrated financial acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability to forge meaningful external relationships and represent the School, Faculty and the University locally, nationally and internationally, to community, industry and other academic institutions and partners.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the role statement or selection criteria document.

Applications close: 11:55pm, 14 November 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Suzanah Saha
Strategic Recruitment Specialist, Human Resources
P: 831 33282
E: Suzanah.saha@adelaide.edu.au 

You'll find a full candidate booklet including role statement in the link below: (If no links appear, please try an alternative device or browser or use the contact details above to request the booklet)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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