Dean of Science @ Swinburne University

Closing Date: 20th August

More information here

    • Outstanding leadership role in the School of Science
    • Dean role fixed term for 5 years, underlying ongoing Professorial position
    • Academic Level E ($178,698) plus loading
    • Based at Hawthorn campus, Melbourne  

About us

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.  The School of Science has earned over $7.5M external research income, has over 175 HDR students and over 500 indexed journal articles published in 2017.   We are seeking an outstanding Academic leader with strong teaching and scholarly research record to contribute to the faculty’s continued growth.

About the job

The Dean will be responsible for the academic leadership and operational management of the School of Science. Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty, the Dean will work collaboratively with other Deans, Associate Deans, Centre Directors and Department Chairs to develop and implement strategies to support the university in achieving key objectives and targets in line with Swinburne Strategy 2025. This role will ensure alignment with the University’s strategic direction to enable the university to become a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

About you

You will have outstanding research and management experience as well as possessing a collegial style. You will have superior leadership skills and the ability to continue Swinburne’s strong links to industry and the capacity to grow the external profile of the schools. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of Melbourne’s most successful universities that has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs.  You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various voluntary salary packaging options.  Other discounts include annual Myki cards and private health insurance.  We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff.  As such a range of flexible working arrangements including negotiable removal expenses for Academic staff, paid maternity/partner leave, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: 

Further information, contacts and support

To start an application click on apply at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Ny Sok via email: or by phone: (+61) 03 9214 8751.   

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 20 August 2018

For further details on How to Apply, including Hints & Tips, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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