Head of School (Nursing and Midwifery)

University of Southern Queensland - School of Nursing and Midwifery

The Opportunity

In this key leadership role within the Faculty, you will be responsible for managing and leading the School in fulfilment of the University’s strategic and operational objectives. In particular, you will take responsibility for the quality and performance of the School in teaching and learning, research, professional activities and community engagement, the viability and quality of academic offerings and associated student experience, and for planning and aligning School resources and staffing with Faculty and University strategic objectives.

An essential requirement for success in the role is a demonstrated ability to operate at a senior level within the organisation, including a proven capacity to set and achieve goals and work across organisational boundaries to achieve agreed outcomes, as well as the capacity to make and communicate critical decisions and actions to others. You will also be well experienced in providing leadership, supervision, and coaching to staff, and in building high performance teams.

About us

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s leading providers of on campus and online distance education programs in Australia. With more than 75% of students studying via distance or online, our delivery of external education resources continues to lead the way. Recently named as one of the top five Universities to work for in Australia, USQ provides staff with a positive and friendly environment where they are supported to fulfil their personal and career goals and contribute to the university’s success.

The School of Nursing and Midwifery, with its reputation for exemplary professional education, has seen extraordinary growth in demand over recent years. The School is staffed by an energetic and enthusiastic professional community passionately committed to the high quality educational preparation of nurses and midwives, and the development of these disciplines via high quality learning and teaching, research, and professional and community engagement. The School of Nursing and Midwifery offers the full range of awards from undergraduate to higher degree research training level notably the Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Entry Bachelor of Midwifery. There are approximately 34 full-time academic staff.

A unique and rewarding opportunity has become available for an accomplished individual to join our team and play a key role in leading and managing the School as it continues to grow its impact and influence.

Application: For further information about this role and the application and selection process, please contact UniRecruit. All enquiries about this position should be directed, in confidence, to:

Applications, in Word format, should be emailed to: michael.toohey@uni-recruit.com.au.

Location: USQ Toowoomba and/or USQ Ipswich.

Remuneration: Appropriate senior salary arrangement.

Closes: Monday 22 January 2018.

Position Description

At USQ we are united by our core values of Respect, Integrity, and Excellence, which guide our daily actions and decision making.

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