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Head, The Academy. Quite possibly the most innovative career opportunity in Australia

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We wish to be absolutely clear. If you’re seeking a highbrow position where you slide into an existing traditional setup, this message is not for you. Indeed, what we are offering is something very different – quite possibly the most innovative academic career opportunity in Australia. Perhaps, the world. The Academy at Western Sydney University is a leadership program, custom-built to unleash the potential of gifted, socially committed talent to impact and benefit the 21st century and beyond. We are searching for someone who will champion new ideas and new ways of thinking. A revolutionary, if you will. You may already…

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Join our team!

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Due to growth and a positive and strong future we are looking to grow our team. We have just moved into fantastic new offices in Sydney’s Waterloo (in the hub of the suburb’s revitalisation). For 2017 we are set to welcome new members to our hive. We offer opportunities to grow and evolve together, and to make a real difference to education, and people’s lives and futures. About us At De Sailly Search we help universities and knowledge-intensive organisations find leaders who can transform education, and futures, at the intersection of ideas, and the new world. Our team combines 50 years of…

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Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance

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The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON) is committed to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact. UON is renowned for the quality and breadth of its research, and a commitment to research translation and world class innovation. The University is placed in the top 8 Australian universities for research quality which is ‘well above world standard’ (ERA 2015) and it is also ranked in the top 10 for research funding by the ARC and NHMRC. About the position The Director Strategy, Planning and Performance (SPP) is a key…

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Recent appointment: PVC (Associate) and Dean College of Health & Biomedicine

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  Professor Karen Dodd has been appointed as PVC (Associate) and Dean of the College of Health and Biomedicine. Professor Dodd brings to the role over ten years of university leadership experience and a record of developing major university partnerships with communities for research networks and innovative education pathways; partners and projects include Northern Health, Bendigo, Austin Health, Alfred, Royal Melbourne, and the La Trobe Rural Health School in Bendigo. Professor Dodd was most recently Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor-Academic Partnerships at the College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University and prior to that Executive Dean, and previously Associate Dean Research, both…

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Recent appointments: Director, Wollotuka Institute – University of Newcastle, Australia

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Leah Armstrong is confirmed as the next Director of Wollotuka Institute. Leah Armstrong brings to the role professional experience developed over the past 22 years in the Indigenous community in economic development, governance and reconciliation fields.Her management experience includes CEO of Reconciliation Australia and Executive Director of Yarnteen. She has had board roles at a variety of organisations in education, government, corporate and community sectors, these include: o Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council o Chairperson – NSW Aboriginal Housing Office o Chairperson – Federal Indigenous Business Policy Advisory Group o Member – National Policy Commission on Indigenous Housing o Advisor – Macquarie…

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Schizophrenia Research Group Leader – NeuRA Discovery Fund Appointment

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Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), is one of the largest independent centres of research on the brain and nervous system in Australia, based in Sydney. Recognised as an international leader, NeuRA is changing the face of research into diseases and disorders of the brain and nervous system. NeuRA hosts a dynamic, large and diverse group of neuroscientists, clinicians and research leaders who are united by a goal of excellence in research that is translated into benefits to improve people’s lives. The Institute hosts over 300 staff and students in 33 research groups across five broad themes. Staff work in a world-class…

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Recent appointment: Director Research and Innovation, University of Newcastle

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Welcome Dr Paula Jones, commencing as the Director of Research and Innovation. Dr Jones’s professional experience includes working for over 15 years in international, national and industry research and development.  This has included roles as General Manager R&D Investment and then Chief Operating Officer with the Cotton Catchment Communities CRC (Cotton CRC), Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, National Research and Bid Manager at integratedliving and an Australian Project Representative with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).  Dr Jones was recognised for excellence in research management in 2012 when she was awarded the Australian Cotton Industry Researcher of the Year….

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Recent appointments: Dean of Engineering and Science

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Professor Farzad Khosrowshahi takes up the position of Dean at Victoria University, moving from Leeds Beckett University where he has been serving as Dean of the School of Built Environment and Engineering. The College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University is distinguished by a practical curricula and external commitments to community and industry. The College is a research leader in the University, and region. Its strengths were recognised in the latest national research quality assessment exercise, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). In the ERA 2015 Victoria University achieved outcomes of: ♣ well above world standing (rating 5) in electrical and…

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Recent appointments: Dean of Arts and Education at Victoria University

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Congratulations to Professor Rob Strathdee on the recent appointment to this role. Professor Strathdee’s research draws upon critical theories of the relationship between education, employment and the re/production of inequality. He brings extensive academic leadership experience to the role, from Australia and New Zealand. About Victoria University The University’s value proposition is to be a great university of the twenty first century by being inclusive and enabling students to ‘beat the odds’ and achieve beyond expectations in completions and employment. The University aims to be known as a champion of its heartland and for transforming communities. The new Dean comes in…

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Recent appointment: Senior Policy Advisor and Project Manager @westernsydneyu

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Congratulations to Simon French on his recent appointment and commencement in this role. Western Sydney University (westernsydney.edu.au) is a major urban university spread over six campuses in Greater Western Sydney; a region of great opportunity, multicultural diversity, challenge and economic growth – in one of the world’s great cities. The University is culturally diverse and has approximately 3,000 staff and over 40,000 students. Senior Policy Advisor and Project Manager The position of Senior Policy Advisor and Project Manager provides high level policy advice and project management support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Academic) to achieve the Division’s objectives…

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