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The University of Queensland

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Reference number - 515614

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St. Lucia campus. The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities. By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.

The role

The successful candidate will be expected to display a high level of leadership in an academic environment and be recognised internationally for their scholarly contribution.  The purpose of this position is to work in partnership with the Head of School to successfully implement the School’s overarching strategy through effective leadership.  Working with the School Executive team and other staff of the School, the appointee will develop and implement initiatives to build the School’s teaching programs and expand its world-class research profile.  The role requires the ability to work constructively and collegially in support of the strategic and operational direction of the School and the wider University

This is an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional candidate who is motivated to facilitate real organisational impact and will provide the ideal foundation for career progression to senior university leadership positions.

The person

Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellence in computer science and/or electrical engineering research. You should have highly developed leadership, interpersonal, communication skills with proven experience in leading, developing, motivating and successfully managing teams and individual academics in a collegiate environment. Outstanding strategic skills including the ability to develop, articulate and sustain a shared vision is also a must.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


The position is full time, continuing appointment at Academic Level E. An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate, including superannuation contributions of 17%. Remuneration will be subject to periodic review

Advertised: 19 Dec 2018
Applications close: 20 Jan 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

02/01/2019 $0 Brisbane Australia 1 Education & Training
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