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Position: Director, Sydney Institute of Agriculture
Institution: University of Sydney
Department: Sydney Institute of Agriculture
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Duties: The Director will be responsible for leading, planning, setting, communicating and achieving the academic and operational vision, strategies and goals of the institute, in overall alignment with the University vision and strategy, in collaboration with the Internal Management Group. The Director will also contribute to the overall faculty strategy and goals, and is responsible for deploying and achieving the academic strategies, goals and practices at institute level. This position complies with and supports the financial strategy and objectives for the faculty
Requirements: PhD in an academic field relevant to the institute and a national/international reputation in the field. In depth knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the higher education sector. Has a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the Institute, faculty and University. Experience in people leadership and management within the higher education/knowledge worker sector. Skills and demonstrated experience in operational management practices. Understanding of and ability to lead and support an academic endeavour from curriculum design to producing leading research and providing a student enabling environment. Demonstrated understanding of the University’s organisational culture and values as outlined in the 2016-20 Strategic Plan
   
Text: Skip to main content Skip to main content Director, Sydney Institute of Agriculture Messages To proceed, please enable JavaScript in your internet browser. After enabling JavaScript, you will need to close and re-open this browser window. Opportunity for a distinguished academic to join the Sydney Institute of Agriculture. Provide leadership of the institute’s research efforts and performance outcomes. Four year fixed-term role with the possibility for renewal. About the opportunity The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 7600 permanent staff supporting over 60,000 students. The Sydney Institute of Agriculture brings together agricultural research from across the University to contribute knowledge via scientific research and outreach to the agriculture and food sector of Australia and internationally. Academic staff from across the University involved in agricultural and food research contribute to the success of the Institute. The research structure of the institute comprises five core research themes, which are deliberately industry facing and investor focused. They are: plant breeding; carbon, water and soil; quality food; animal agriculture; and development agriculture. We are seeking to appoint a distinguished academic as Director of the Sydney Institute of Agriculture. Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Science, the Director will be responsible for leading, planning, setting, communicating and achieving the academic and operational vision, strategies and goals of the institute, in overall alignment with the University vision and strategy, in collaboration with the Internal Management Group. The Director will also contribute to the overall faculty strategy and goals, and is responsible for deploying and achieving the academic strategies, goals and practices at institute level. This position complies with and supports the financial strategy and objectives for the faculty. The position of Director demonstrates and enables the values of the University in relation to its people and culture and provides a safe working environment for all staff and students. The successful applicant must have a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders, that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the institute, faculty and University. About us Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us. Term of the position The directorship is available for a term of four years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal, subject to negotiation and the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. Apply Please refer to the candidate information pack for further details, including the selection criteria. Job reference 268/0219F . For more information about the position, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Monika Browning (Recruitment Partner, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources) on (02) 8627 6562 or by email Closing date: 11.30pm (AEST) 8 May 2019 The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment. © The University of Sydney Leadership for good starts here Follow us_ Media Student links About us Connect Follow us_ ABN: 15 211 513 464 CRICOS Number: 00026A ABN: 15 211 513 464 CRICOS Number: 00026A \\
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