Head of School, Psychology

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: ; 14 Oct 2020 11:55 PM

Job no:503084
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Campus:Adelaide, Australia
Categories:Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, Level D, Level E

Level E salary (or level D) plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

* Fixed-term position for a period of up to 5 years

* The Head of School provides outstanding academic leadership to the School of Psychology

The School of Psychology is one of five Schools that comprise the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The School supports the vision and objectives of the University of Adelaide and the Faculty in achieving wide national and international recognition by delivering research of an international standard.

Reporting to the Executive Dean, the Head of School 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.

To succeed in this position, you will have excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, and a distinguished teaching and research track record. A collegiate approach to working is considered important as is the ability to work effectively with partners and colleagues.

If this sounds like you, it would be great to hear from you.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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 a 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 core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

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

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of seven schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

Learn more at: health.adelaide.edu.au

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 14 October 2020.

For further information

If you would like a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Ms Nadia Carapella

Interim HR Manager, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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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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