Associate Dean (Research) - Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Country: Australia;

City: Queensland

Vacancy added: 28.08.2019

Employer: The University of Queensland


Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences (HABS) is a world-class Faculty that has a coherent focus on health, well-being and behaviour change, underpinned by a strong commitment to interprofessional education and interdisciplinary research.

More information about the Faculty is available at:

About This Opportunity

The Associate Dean (Research) is a key member of the Faculty’s leadership team and has specific responsibility for the facilitation and promotion of the Faculty’s research performance in line with the Strategic Plan of the University. Particular emphasis is placed on the development of strong transdisciplinary research networks that address complex problems of local and global significance and that are capable, through partnerships, of attracting large-scale research funding.

This position is located at our 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 – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

Applicants should have a demonstrated capacity to provide academic leadership in research, the ability to think and act strategically and possess strong communication, negotiation and liaison skills. You should also have extensive experience in university research and research training, including a strong international profile of research excellence, plus the demonstrable ability to develop meaningful research partnerships within the University, public and private sectors.

It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage 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

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time role for 3 years at Academic Level E with the possibility for renewal subject to performance.  A continuing underlying appointment in one of the schools of the Faculty may be available for a suitable appointee along with the possibility for a fractional role (~0.2FTE) in the school over the term of the Associate Dean (Research) appointment. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Position Description


Want to Apply?

For a confidential discussion, contact Bill Kett at Heidrick & Struggles on +61 3 9012 3043. To obtain an information pack or to apply, please email by 20 September 2019.

All applications should include a full curriculum vitae and a vision statement relating the experience and achievements of the applicant relating to the purposes and expectations of the role, as stated in the Position Description.

Applicants invited for interview will be expected to present a vision for driving the strategic direction of the Faculty towards successful outcomes in the next three years in conjunction with the selection interview process.

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