Dean and Head of School, Adelaide Medical School

Updated: 19 days ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 07 Jun 2021

Job no:505497
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Senior Manager

The University of Adelaide is a member of Australia's Group of Eight research intensive universities, distinguished by its international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence in research and teaching.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is a world leader in health education and research. We seek to improve health care in Australia and internationally. Through our groundbreaking research, we are transforming the lives of South Australians and influencing the health of individuals and communities, globally. The integration of our research and teaching ensures our graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to not only deliver the best care, but to be tomorrow’s health leaders.

Adelaide Medical School is the largest school in the University, providing a world-class innovative, collaborative learning environment for students studying translational medicine and research. It has a proud research record of vigorous and diverse research programs in basic science, with applications to health and clinical research across numerous core disciplines. Each of these discipline areas plays a valuable role in the teaching and research activities of the school.

The Dean and Head of School provides outstanding academic leadership to the Adelaide Medical School and contributes to the overall management and leadership of the Faculty, working in close collaboration with other Heads of School, Deputy Deans and the Faculty Executive Director. They are responsible for improving research excellence, focus and scale, ensuring excellence in and continuous improvement of the student learning experience and enhancing effective stakeholder engagement by the School. They will have overall responsibility for academic leadership and governance of the undergraduate MBBS program, and the proposed new Bachelor/ MD program.

Reporting to the Executive Dean, they inspire, motivate and develop staff, promoting a culture of high performance, engagement and commitment. They represent and advocate for the School, Faculty and University in the development of strategic partnerships and external stakeholders.

In appointing the Dean and Head of School, we seek an outstanding leader who is committed to creating a better future for people and who can demonstrate their significant achievements in leading dynamic and complex organisational units. The position is suited to an accomplished clinician researcher who is motivated to drive excellence, innovation and sustainability. Candidates will demonstrate exemplary personal qualities of integrity, energy, tenacity and sound judgement.

For a confidential conversation, please contact the consultant from Odgers Berndtson leading the search Jenny Sutton, Principal: .

Applications close Monday 7th June 2021, submitted directly to


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