• The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 29, 2021

Job Description:

Salary: Level E plus Head of School Loading

The School of BioSciences is one of the largest Schools within this discipline area of life sciences within Australia, and it plays a key role within the operations of the Faculty of Science and ‘the Melbourne model’. The School, under the direction of the Head, will play a leading role in setting the research agenda and public discourse, and training the workforce within the broad areas of the life sciences, including in the areas of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, ecology, evolutionary biology and environmental science. This is an outstanding opportunity for an accomplished academic to help shape the future of the Faculty of Science.

The Head of School is responsible to the Dean of Science, and ultimately to the Vice-Chancellor, for the management of the School within the organisational, policy and strategic framework established by the University.

The primary duty of a Head of School is to provide the academic leadership and management to facilitate a collegial, highly productive and safe working environment in the School, the Faculty and the University. The Head of School will be the primary driver of the development and delivery of an internationally competitive research and education program. It is anticipated that the School will play a crucial role within the whole-of-university Melbourne Climate Futures Initiative.

The University is looking for an eminent academic of international standing and demonstrated leadership in research in the broad areas of life science. Also essential are:

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

How to apply

Please do not apply via the University website. The University has engaged The Insight Group to assist with the recruitment for this position. Please direct any enquiries and send your application directly to: Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group at [email protected]