Head of School of Earth, and Environmental Sciences
University of Queensland

Head of School, School of Earth, and Environmental Sciences

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Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):By Negotiation
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Head of School, School of Earth, and Environmental Sciences

UQ's Faculty of Science is an internationally recognised provider of education and research, home to some of the world’s most innovative scientists, teachers, science programs and commercial ventures and is one of the largest science groupings in Australia. The Faculty comprises six Schools, including the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES)

SEES is a vibrant, multidisciplinary School with extensive and internationally recognized teaching and research programs covering the fields of Earth Sciences, Geography, Environmental Management and Environmental Science, Occupational Health and Safety Sciences and Urban and Regional Town Planning.

SEES hosts world-class facilities including sample preparation facilities, complex analytical infrastructure, a geomicrobiology laboratory, a state-of-art planning studio and GIS and Remote Sensing computer laboratories. SEES staff and students are also actively engaged in using UQ’s world-class marine research facilities at Heron Island and Stradbroke Island and maintains close links with the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis.

SEES is located at the picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment combining a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

About This Opportunity

The Head of School (HoS) will lead the School through an exciting and dynamic time, enabling the best outcomes for the School's exceptional staff and students, while being in a position of influence to shape the future of the School, the Faculty and UQ. You can hear more about this exciting opportunity from Professor Melissa Brown, Executive Dean of Science here. Appointment of Head of School, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences - YouTube

This is a key strategic and operational leadership role responsible for enacting the School, Faculty and UQ vision, cultivating collaborative and productive relationships and delivering outstanding results across the core activities of the School. Reporting to the Executive Dean, Faculty of Science, the HoS will inspire and lead a large team of academic and professional staff and effectively manage the School’s resources, governance frameworks and administrative processes. Delivering high quality teaching, research, and operational goals in the University requires collaboration within and beyond The University of Queensland.

Our Ideal Candidate

As Head of School, you will be an experienced, collaborative leader with exceptional communication and people management skills and a real passion for developing the next generation of earth and environmental scientists. You will have an international reputation for excellence, with a strong teaching portfolio and research track record. Demonstrated success in facilitating and leading interdisciplinary research collaborations and nurturing early and mid-career academics will be critical to this role.

You will have strengths in influencing and negotiating, including the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal partners and external stakeholders including industry, government, and professional bodies.

If you are looking for an academic leadership role with a real opportunity to create change then we would like to hear from you.

UQ values diversity and inclusion, and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for 5 years as Head of School, SEES and Professor at Academic Level E. An affiliate appointment and/or reversionary underlying continuing appointment may be possible for an outstanding appointee within a relevant School or Institute of the university.

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Remuneration will be subject to periodic review.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, on campus parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File HeadSEES_AppointmentBooklet.pdf


To discuss this role and to request a copy of the candidate information booklet, please contact Janine Fitzgerald on +61 424 164 765 or via email at jfitzgerald@robinsonfitzgerald.com.au or Kate Robinson on +61 409 769 560 or at krobinson@robinsonfitzgerald.com.au quoting reference number RF0129. 

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, please forward your application to Robinson Fitzgerald Executive Search via the contact email details above. Applications close 11 October 2021. 

Advertised: 10 Sep 2021
Applications close: 11 Oct 2021 (5:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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