Deputy Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery

at Western Sydney University

About Western Sydney University

Working at Western Sydney University (WSU) means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 85% of the University’s research being at or above world standard.

We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,000 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred.

The University is deeply embedded in the community and the region we serve, which is Australia’s fastest growing economy and one of the most culturally diverse areas in Australia. Our 10 campuses include a hybrid network of technology-infused vertical CBD campuses and more traditional campuses across Western Sydney.

We take pride in challenging the traditional notion of what a university ‘should’ be and are dedicated to ensuring our 45,000 students enjoy the best and most dynamic learning experience possible. From our forward-focused reworking of our teaching methodologies to connecting our learning hubs with industry, we are equipping our students with real-world learning experiences and future employment.

With more than 180,000 highly-respected alumni – including 20,000 working across 128 countries – we are ranked the highest university in NSW for graduate employer satisfaction. Join us as we shape the future of Western Sydney.

The opportunity

WSU is seeking outstanding candidates for the role Deputy Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery. The School is seeking a proven academic leader to assist the Dean in the provision of leadership within the School and oversight of School planning, performance, and quality management.

As a member of the School Executive, the appointee will work closely with the Dean on School leadership and management matters and will deputise for the Dean as required.

The appointee will have evidence of outstanding leadership and supervision of teams of academics in a large and demanding tertiary setting and experience in governance roles relevant to this position.

The Deputy Dean position is offered on a full-time, fixed-term position for 5 years with an underlying, ongoing appointment at Academic Level D/E (Associate Professor/Professor).

About you

This significant leadership role provides an outstanding career opportunity to be a part of the exciting future of the WSU School of Nursing and Midwifery. The position requires a collaborative leader, with highly developed strategic and organisational capabilities, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to engage effectively and think creatively to solve problems.

Salary range

An attractive remuneration package based on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications will be offered.

How to apply

Western Sydney University is working in partnership with UniRecruit to find outstanding candidates for this role.

Further information is available on the UniRecruit website or by contacting Michael Toohey (, John Toohey ( or Ann Newton (

Closing date

Monday, 4 November 2019 at 5 pm AEDT. All applications should be forwarded to Michael Toohey at

_ Western Sydney University 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 people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged._

Parramatta New South Wales Australia

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