Head of School - Molecular and Life Sciences

Curtin University of Technology


September 27, 2022


Job Reference: 926040

Head of School, Molecular and Life Sciences Western Australia's largest university, Curtin University accommodates some 60,000 students across the State and its international campuses in Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius. The university is renowned for its culture of innovation in teaching and research, inspiring staff and students to strive for a better future for all. Curtin is a globally focused and culturally diverse institution, offering a wide range of courses in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and science. It is a leader in research with strengths in many disciplines and close links with business, industry, government and the community.

Comprising the disciplines of Agriculture & Food, Chemistry, and Ecology, the School of Molecular and Life Sciences delivers outstanding education programs in these and related topics including Agribusiness, Environmental Science, Coastal and Marine Science, and Biochemistry. The school has a vibrant research culture and incorporates large, high-performing, research entities such as the Centre for Crop Disease Management, and the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Healing Country.

As Head of School, Molecular and Life Sciences, you will report to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Science and Engineering. Your mandate is to foster and maintain an environment where academic and professional staff work collaboratively, building and sustaining excellence in learning and teaching, research and innovation, and engagement and impact. You will provide overall academic leadership for the school, ensuring approaches and attainments are aligned with the University's mission, values, and strategic goals.

To be considered for this exciting appointment you will bring exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, passion, vision, and a commitment to excellence and innovation. With a distinguished and sustained record of strategic and academic leadership and governance, you have international knowledge and recognition in your chosen field, the drive and determination to deliver successful outcomes, the ability to work with others and develop a shared vision for the school's future. Your capacity to think and act strategically and your established values of respect, integrity, courage, excellence, and impact underpin your application.

One of the world's most liveable cities Perth offers a sunny, Mediterranean climate, natural beauty in the shape of magnificent beaches, beautiful wineries, one of the world's largest inner-city parks, and an eclectic mix of restaurants, shopping and cultural experiences.

For confidential enquiries please contact Paul Hill (T: +61 407 766 756 ; E: paul.hill@odgersberndtson.com) or Suzanne Reiger (T: +61 433 796 161 ; E: Suzanne.reiger@odgersberndtson.com) at Odgers Berndtson , the executive search firm assisting Curtin with this appointment. For a copy of the Candidate Information Book and to submit your application please visit www. odgers.com/86807

Closing date: 11:59pm AEST Tuesday 27th September 2022.

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Curtin University (formerly known as Curtin University of Technology and Western Australian Institute of Technology) is an Australian public research university based in Bentley, Perth, Western Australia. It is named after John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia from 1941 to...