Head of School, School of Psychology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • Opportunity for a distinguished academic to lead the School of Psychology

  • Be a part of the leadership team of the Faculty of Science

  • Fixed-term role for a period of 4 years with an attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity 

With a history dating back to 1882, the Faculty of Science is among five faculties and three University schools at the University of Sydney and conducts teaching and research across eight distinct Schools: Chemistry; Geosciences; History and Philosophy of Science; Life and Environmental Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics; Physics; Psychology; and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science.

The School of Psychology ranks among the top in the world, and while we are proud of our history and reputation as the first established in Australia, we are continuously striving to innovate and excel, both in research and education. We have an excellent record of attracting competitive research grants from a range of funding bodies including; the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Medical Research Future Funds, and philanthropy. In the academic year 2020-2021 the School was awarded over 40 million Australian Dollars from external sources.

We are seeking to appoint a distinguished academic as Head of School, School of Psychology, who will join the leadership team of the Faculty of Science. The Head of School is responsible for the School’s academic teaching, learning and research performance outcomes that support the overall faculty strategic goals, maintaining accreditation standards, the student experience, meeting financial targets and the workplace culture. The position has formal financial and people delegations and is responsible for effective decision making to ensure financial sustainability. The successful applicant will contribute to the recruitment, appointment, development and retention of talented staff who are able to attract and develop talented students. The successful applicant will also help to promote the School’s, the Faculty’s and the University’s reputation for excellence and its national and international academic standing.

About you

The successful candidate will hold PhD qualifications and will have a recognised international academic and professional standing within a relevant academic field. You will have extensive experience in people leadership and management within the higher education/knowledge worker sector, experience in working with industry, and a track record in managing financial sustainability, infrastructure and the operational needs and practices of an academic unit. Your ability to make strategic decisions, together with a strong business acumen, will support your endeavours in academic leadership, key stakeholder management and industry collaborations.

The successful applicant must have a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders, that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the School, the Faculty and the University.

Term and remuneration

The term of the appointment is four years with the possibility of renewal, subject to negotiation. The successful candidate will also be offered a professorial appointment in an appropriate discipline in the school and will retain that position at the conclusion of their headship. An attractive remuneration package will be offered. Relocation assistance will also be provided if required.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter and CV) must be submitted via the link above. Please refer to the Candidate Information Brochure for further details on the position.

Candidate Information Brochure - Head of School, School of Psychology

If you are a current employee of the University and would like to submit an application, please login into your Workday account. Navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard once logged into Workday and click on the USYD Find Jobs report to apply.

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Associate Professor Christopher McErlean, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science, on +61 2 9351 3970 or by email

christopher.mcerlean@sydney.edu.au

For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact: Mr John Flynn (Senior Talent Partner, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources) on +61 481 564 562 or by email john.flynn2@sydney.edu.au

Other

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Closing time: 11.59pm (AEDT) on Sunday 17 October 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Click to view the Position Description for this role.

Closing Date: 17 October 2021

  • Opportunity for a distinguished academic to lead the School of Psychology

  • Be a part of the leadership team of the Faculty of Science

  • Fixed-term role for a period of 4 years with an attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity 

With a history dating back to 1882, the Faculty of Science is among five faculties and three University schools at the University of Sydney and conducts teaching and research across eight distinct Schools: Chemistry; Geosciences; History and Philosophy of Science; Life and Environmental Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics; Physics; Psychology; and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science.

The School of Psychology ranks among the top in the world, and while we are proud of our history and reputation as the first established in Australia, we are continuously striving to innovate and excel, both in research and education. We have an excellent record of attracting competitive research grants from a range of funding bodies including; the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Medical Research Future Funds, and philanthropy. In the academic year 2020-2021 the School was awarded over 40 million Australian Dollars from external sources.

We are seeking to appoint a distinguished academic as Head of School, School of Psychology, who will join the leadership team of the Faculty of Science. The Head of School is responsible for the School’s academic teaching, learning and research performance outcomes that support the overall faculty strategic goals, maintaining accreditation standards, the student experience, meeting financial targets and the workplace culture. The position has formal financial and people delegations and is responsible for effective decision making to ensure financial sustainability. The successful applicant will contribute to the recruitment, appointment, development and retention of talented staff who are able to attract and develop talented students. The successful applicant will also help to promote the School’s, the Faculty’s and the University’s reputation for excellence and its national and international academic standing.

About you

The successful candidate will hold PhD qualifications and will have a recognised international academic and professional standing within a relevant academic field. You will have extensive experience in people leadership and management within the higher education/knowledge worker sector, experience in working with industry, and a track record in managing financial sustainability, infrastructure and the operational needs and practices of an academic unit. Your ability to make strategic decisions, together with a strong business acumen, will support your endeavours in academic leadership, key stakeholder management and industry collaborations.

The successful applicant must have a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders, that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the School, the Faculty and the University.

Term and remuneration

The term of the appointment is four years with the possibility of renewal, subject to negotiation. The successful candidate will also be offered a professorial appointment in an appropriate discipline in the school and will retain that position at the conclusion of their headship. An attractive remuneration package will be offered. Relocation assistance will also be provided if required.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter and CV) must be submitted via the link above. Please refer to the Candidate Information Brochure for further details on the position.

Candidate Information Brochure - Head of School, School of Psychology

If you are a current employee of the University and would like to submit an application, please login into your Workday account. Navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard once logged into Workday and click on the USYD Find Jobs report to apply.

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Associate Professor Christopher McErlean, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science, on +61 2 9351 3970 or by email

christopher.mcerlean@sydney.edu.au

For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact: Mr John Flynn (Senior Talent Partner, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources) on +61 481 564 562 or by email john.flynn2@sydney.edu.au

Other

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Closing time: 11.59pm (AEDT) on Sunday 17 October 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Click to view the Position Description for this role.

Closing Date: 17 October 2021

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