Academic Dean & Head of School


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St Lucia, QLD 

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Full Time - Fixed Term

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The University of Queensland Business School

Organisational Environment

A member of the Group of Eight (Go8) and ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia, The University of Queensland Business School is among the leading institutions of its kind worldwide and is primed to move to the next stage of its evolution. The first school in Australia to receive the prestigious AACSB and EQUIS accreditations across the full range of programs, it is renowned for its cutting edge research and strong research links with leading international schools. Based in Brisbane with over 12000 students, the School has a wide range of degree programs, executive education and an active and growing digital program.

To learn more about The University of Queensland Business School, please visit

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Information about life at The University of Queensland including staff benefits, relocation and our campuses is available at

The Role

Reporting to the Executive Dean, Faculty of Business, Economics & Law (BEL), this role is a member of the BEL leadership team and will lead the School in its mission: to cultivate courageous thinkers who empower future leaders to positively transform business and society. The Academic Dean and Head of School will (but not limited to);

  • Drive and implement the School's strategic direction enabling excellence in research, teaching and engagement, enhancing the student experience and promoting international and domestic student recruitment, and;
  • Lead and inspire academic and professional staff, foster a culture of innovative research and teaching, and ensure effective use of resources and financial sustainability in a time of significant growth, and;
  • Build and nurture key strategic relationships with a range of stakeholders including the broader University, alumni, the business community, other universities, government and international partners.

The Person

Our ideal candidate will have (but not limited to);

  • Successful track record at a senior executive level in research or academia, leading a growing and complex tertiary organisation, ideally with an international focus, and;
  • Strategic, commercially astute, and an excellent communicator, with an inspirational leadership style to engage and motivate staff, and;
  • Collaborative with strong relationship management skills, sound judgement and the ability to build partnerships and support from a variety of stakeholders nationally and internationally.


Korn Ferry is assisting The University of Queensland with this appointment. Further information, including an information booklet setting out the selection criteria, can be obtained from Carolyn Soddy on +61 2 9006 3468 or [email protected].

To apply confidentially, please register your interest with a CV, a cover letter and a statement addressing the selection criteria at [email protected].

Application Closing Date

29 April 2019 at 11:55pm (AEST)


Institution Info
The University of Queensland Sir Fred Schonell Dr
st lucia, QLD, Australia

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