Executive Dean Faculty of Health, Medicine and Behavioural Sciences

Ref: 7371

The University of Queensland

Brisbane, QLD

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Role coordinated by:

Mazin Almaimani

Head of Research (Australia)

t: +61 (0) 2 8075 4605

e: Mazin.Almaimani@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with Experience

Closing Date: 07/07/2024

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer, and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. UQ is one of only 3 Australian members of the global Universitas 21, a founding member of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, and a member of Universities Australia. 

UQ also ranks among the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2023 (36), the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2023 (37), CWTS Leiden Ranking 2023 (35), QS World University Rankings 2024 (43), Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023 (51), and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 (70). 

The University is bringing together our Faculty of Health and Behavioural Science and our Faculty of Medicine into a single organisational structure in a strategic move to bolster our research, teaching, and partnerships while maintaining its global standing. This marks a strategic shift towards a more integrated and responsive organizational model, ensuring UQ remains at the forefront of academic excellence and societal impact.

An exciting opportunity now presents itself to join the University as our inaugural Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Behavioural Sciences. This role offers the successful candidate a career-defining opportunity to lead this interdisciplinary powerhouse and to be a positive catalyst for collaboration and engagement. The successful candidate will shape the strategic landscape, ensuring that our academic endeavours align seamlessly with the University’s overarching mission and goals. As a member of the University’s senior executive team, you will spearhead initiatives that drive academic excellence, promote inclusivity, and elevate the student experience.

We seek a visionary leader with a proven track record of scholarly achievement and strategic acumen—a leader who embodies our values of integrity, excellence, and diversity. With a wealth of experience in academic leadership, you will guide our Faculty towards unparalleled success, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of health and medical education and research.


For further information or to apply for the role, please contact Mazin Almaimani at Perrett Laver on +61 2 8075 4605 or at mazin.almaimani@perrettlaver.com 

Applications close on 7th July at midnight AEST.  

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and support covering letter at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com quoting reference number 7371.