Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health

  • University of New England
  • Armidale, Australia
  • Apr 26, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Executive 5 year contract.

The University of New England (UNE), Armidale is a regionally based, globally networked university that is renowned for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research specialisations. Currently there are over 26,000 students (84% of whom are distance/online students) and approximately 1,200 academic and general staff.

Right from its inception as Australia's first regional university, UNE has consistently redefined what a university is. UNE's first Vice-Chancellor, Sir Robert (Bert) Madgwick, believed the University's job is "to find out what people want… and never start with what the University thinks they need." His personal mission was to help ordinary people to respond to a rapidly changing world for the purpose of empowering society.

In 2020, UNE underwent a comprehensive organisational change. Our new strategic plan, Future Fit, commits us to providing our students with personalised lifelong learning journeys, in line with Madgwick's vision and founding goal of UNE being a leading regional university that empowers its communities and supports resilience in its people. This is a remarkable and exciting time to be part of UNE and the University is thrilled to announce we are currently recruiting for a Faculty Dean to provide strategic leadership to our Faculty of Medicine and Health.

The Dean provides academic and administrative leadership and management of the three Schools: School of Health, School of Psychology and School of Rural Medicine and ensures the Faculty's commitment to, and focus on rural and regional communities. The Dean is also charged with enhancing the research profile of the Faculty and the University and the development of the Faculty's teaching and learning activities.

About you

You are an effective leader, able to motivate, inspire and influence your colleagues in the achievement of the core activities of a complex academic organisation. You have the ability to turn opportunities into positive returns in line with institutional strategy and can demonstrate experience of leading on strategy and change management.

Application and enquiries

If you would like to learn more about this unique leadership role please visit and / or contact our advising consultants Alun Parry and Philip Graham at Boyden on +61 (2) 92257400 or

Closing Date: Monday 24 May 2021

For information about our other leadership opportunities currently advertised:

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Dean, Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

Executive Principal, Education Futures

Executive Principal, Brand, Partnerships and Business Development

Executive Principal, Student Experience

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