Associate Dean, Deputy Head of School-Medicine

Curtin University of Technology
February 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Job reference: 1020505

Your new role

The Associate Dean (Medicine) has delegated responsibility for leadership and management activities including implementation of strategic plans and projects, and management of governance, administration and staffing. The Deputy Dean will also support development of rural health programs and the School's overall program of research.

In this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Leadership - ability to work with others to develop a shared vision for the Curtin Medical School's future, inspire commitment and bring about change; demonstrable commitment to the University's values of respect, integrity, courage, excellence and impact.
  • Strategic focus - future focus and clear strategic vision; experience with internal and external operating environments relevant to the Curtin Medical School and University; ability to implement the University's overarching strategic goals through the development and implementation of local plans and initiatives.
  • Commitment to equity and diversity – ability to clearly articulate key challenges and solutions in respect of the management of equity and diversity.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills – excellent written and verbal communication skills; effective negotiation and conflict management; well- developed internal and external networks.
  • People management – ability to build a strong positive culture within the Curtin Medical School, attract and empower talented staff, and foster world-class performance by both individuals and teams.
  • Credibility – reputation and standing in academia, with industry and in the broader community.
  • Commitment to excellence and innovation – capacity to deliver continuous improvement in research.
  • Global focus – ability to identify and promote a clear role for the Curtin Medical School as part of a leading global university, through its research and engagement programs.
  • Industry connections – ability to strengthen connections with industry partners, and to drive greater industry involvement in programs of research.
  • For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Helen McCutcheon, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Health Sciences on 08 9266 7466.

    About us Curtin Medical School Curtin Medical School comprises the disciplines of medicine, medical radiation science, pharmacy, laboratory medicine and biomedical science. It is one of four schools within the Faculty of Health Sciences, alongside two affiliated research institutes (CHIRI and enAble). The flagship MBBS program commenced in 2017, and delivered predominantly in state-of-the-art clinical teaching and simulation facilities on the University's Bentley campus.

    The MBBS is the only undergraduate medical degree in Western Australia, and now enrols 120 new students each year, with preferential selection of students with a rural, Indigenous Australian, or disadvantaged background. Its unique curriculum and dynamic clinical placement program is driven by a future- focussed approach to medicine. In addition, the School has ten affiliated metropolitan hospital clinical placement sites, along with health campuses in Midland (Perth) and Kalgoorlie (Goldfields, WA),is a member of Rural Clinical School WA, and has close links with metropolitan and rural primary care and other community-based healthcare providers.

    Curtin University's vibrant Bentley campus also includes a gym, childcare, a medical centre, an art gallery, endless food options including a full-range grocer, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, good parking and excellent public transport connections.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

    Why choose Curtin?

  • The opportunity to be part of a new and emerging state-of-the-art medical program.
  • Curtin is #1 in Australia for teaching quality, learner engagement and skills development in medicine (2022 Good Universities Guide).
  • Innovative work that will make real-world health differences.
  • Interactions with and learnings from industry, government and academic partners.
  • Curtin is in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2022).
  • Curtin is a major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai and delivers courses through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide. For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits, visit https: //
  • Join us!

    We are looking for someone with…

  • A medical degree and unconditional AHPRA registration as a medical practitioner or the demonstration of the ability to gain such registration
  • PhD in a field relevant to medicine
  • Substantial clinical and academic experience in Medicine.
  • Record of clinical practice in rural and remote locations and in Indigenous health.
  • An outstanding contribution to clinical research and/or scholarship in learning and teaching.
  • A record of leadership in the discipline/profession at either a state, national or international level.
  • Demonstrated high-level communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.
  • Please provide a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to enable us to assess your suitability for the role.

    To view a copy of the Role Statement, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

    https: // Applications close: Wednesday 15 February 2023, 9pm AWST

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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