Head of School, School of Chemical Engineering

May 12, 2019
May 17, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Head of School, School of Chemical Engineering

As one of the world's top universities, The University of Queensland (UQ) has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world, for more than a century. The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology has inspired students and researchers to think differently, solving problems through great science, engineering and design, helping to improve communities around the world.

The School of Chemical Engineering is a diverse and highly successful School, recognised as a key area of strength for UQ. The School's research and teaching crosses traditional boundaries in areas such as bioengineering, chemical engineering science, energy, environment, food, materials, metallurgy and minerals processing, to advance professions, build linkages with industry and create impact.

We are seeking an outstanding new Head of School. Reporting to the Executive Dean of the Faculty, the Head of School will provide strategic and operational leadership and oversight of the academic, research and administrative activities of the School, in collaboration with the senior leadership team. Primary objectives will include engaging with external partners and internal stakeholders, providing expert direction in the development and delivery of innovative research, funding, high quality teaching and commercialisation opportunities.

The Head of School will leverage the School's significant new flagship space due for completion in 2021, new infrastructure that characterises the philosophy of integrating innovative teaching with interdisciplinary and solutions-focused research.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and inspiring leader of world-class standing, with the capability to drive research and education excellence in an interdisciplinary context. The Head of School will foster a culture of collegiality and develop and mentor staff to ensure the School's continued success, while promoting the School, Faculty and University at a national and international level.

For a confidential discussion or to request the information booklet, please contact Kate Robinson on +61 409 769 560 or at krobinson@robinsonfitzgerald.com.au . quoting reference number RF0045. Applications should be directed to Robinson Fitzgerald Executive Search and will close on the 17th of May 2019.

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