school of life sciences - UTS: Human Resources, Human Resources

Vice-Chancellor’s Overview
The University of Technology, Sydney
Own the Future
The Faculty of Science (UTS Science)
The School of Life Sciences
The Campus of the Future
Thomas Street Building
Position Description – Head of School, Life Sciences
– Organisation Chart
– Key Selection Criteria
Conditions of Employment
Application Process
Websites and Further Information
Vice-Chancellor’s Overview
The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
is located in the heart of the nation’s most
vibrant, multicultural city.
Like Sydney, UTS is young and dynamic.
We are renowned for our practiceoriented education programs, focus
on high impact research, and strong,
enduring partnerships with industry
and the professions. UTS is a member
of the Australian Technology Network
of universities.
Professor Attila Brungs
At just 25 years old, UTS is already one
of Australia’s leading research intensive
universities and amongst the top few
hundred universities in the world. Over
the next 10 years, UTS aims to become
a world-leading university of technology.
Our staff play a key role in achieving
this aim.
UTS has some 37,400 students including
more than 11,000 postgraduate coursework
students and over 1,500 research students.
We attract students from more than 115
countries around the world.
UTS was one of only two Australian
universities to be ranked in Band A1 for
all categories in the Federal Government
Learning and Teaching Performance Fund
(LTPF). We place strong emphasis on
workplace experience and partnerships
with industry and the professions. We
have a high rate of employment for
graduates. UTS is also recognised
internationally for its teaching and
research programs.
UTS offers undergraduate and
postgraduate degrees in seven faculties.
The University also works with partners
in China, Singapore and Hong Kong and
has exchange programs with over 120
universities worldwide.
We are a partner of choice to agencies
such as the World Health Organisation
and CSIRO, Australia’s national science
research body. UTS is also a member of
nationally funded Centres of Excellence
and Collaborative Research Centres. It
should come as no surprise that UTS is
at the forefront in a number of research
areas and responsible for some of the
most innovative research projects.
With an outstanding reputation for
Indigenous education, UTS places
significant emphasis on providing a
supportive culture for staff and students
alike. We also make a major contribution
to the community in which we create and
share knowledge, not only as an employer
but also as a participant in the life of the
city. UTS is injecting over $1 billion into
our city campus. By 2015, UTS will offer
learning and discovery experiences like no
other university in Australia.
UTS has set a powerful vision for the next
decade which describes UTS as a leader
in collaborative research and a provider of
professionally oriented education with a
vibrant learning community. Importantly,
UTS recognises the challenges inherent in
the vision and understands what it needs
to do to achieve it.
We are proud of our achievements to
date and confident that our talented and
committed staff will create a bright future.
Professor Attila Brungs
UTS operates in a dynamic environment.
Higher education has become
increasingly competitive, both nationally
and internationally. All universities are
faced with financial challenges resulting
from decreases in government funding
and the need to generate new sources of
income. Educational services are being
radically transformed by new competitors
and new technologies.
UTS ranked 21st in the world and second
in Australia in the QS Top 50 under
50 in the QS GLOBAL index of newer
universities. The rankings are based on
research, teaching, employability and
Total University staff 2014: over 7000 staff
which is 3100 full-time equivalent (FTE)
In this context, UTS continues to strive
to be highly successful and distinctive
in terms of our academic profile, our
diversity and our international flavour.
Student population 2014: 37,670; of those
10,040 are international students
To ensure UTS meets the changing
demands of the professions, industry and
business, it must ensure that it builds
appropriate strategic partnerships and
continues to offer quality, highly relevant
programs of learning and research.
University Assets: $2,111,185,000
University Budget: $697,690,000
5 Stars
rating for excellence in
higher education by QS
on the most international
universities list from THE
in Australia THE top 100
universities under 50
of UTS research in the
broad fields of research
rated at world standard
or above by the Australian
Government’s second
Excellence in Research for
Australia (ERA)
in QS global index of
world’s Top 50 under 50
globally in the
THE Top 100
universities under 50
Top 250
Top 400
world ranking QS World
University Rankings
world universities
ranking by THE
world universities
ranking by ARWU
THE: Times Higher Education
QS: Quacquarelli Symonds
ARWU: Academic Ranking of World Universities
Own the Future
Our vision is to be a world-leading
university of technology.
Our purpose is to advance knowledge
and learning to progress the professions,
industry and communities of the world.
The values that guide our performance
and our interactions with each other, with
students, our partners and the wider
community are:
>> Discover and share new knowledge and
new ways to lead through our research,
teaching, intellectual debate and use of
>> Engage and collaborate with each
other, our students, alumni, partners,
professions and communities, locally
and internationally;
>> Empower each other and our students
to grow, contribute, challenge and make
a difference;
>> Deliver on our obligations to each
other, our students, our partners and
communities while maintaining high
standards and ethical behaviour; and
>> Sustain our local and global
environment, organisational health
and our ability to create a positive,
viable future.
To build our reputation during the second
half of our current strategic planning
cycle (2014–2018) we are:
>> leveraging our environment to connect
students, staff, alumni, industry and
the community to create sustained
opportunities for collaborative learning,
innovative research and enduring
relationships. Increasing the scale,
quality and impact of research in our
discipline fields; and
>> engaging our students in creative and
inspiring learning that enables them
to build strong professional identities,
future-focussed graduate capabilities
and global citizenship. Leading UTS into
a sustainable future, fostering creativity,
agility and resilience in our people,
processes and systems.
UTS has come a long way in just 25
years, achieving as much (or more) than
institutions twice our age.
>> UTS is ranked 2nd in Australia and 21st
in the QS Top 50 under 50 global index
of newer universities and is five star
rated in the QS Stars™ rating system,
recognising UTS internationally for its
high performance in research, graduate
employability, teaching quality and
>> UTS is ranked 5th in Australia and 47th
globally in the Times Higher Education
top 100 universities under 50 years of
age rankings.
>> UTS is ranked 24th in the Times Higher
Education list of “100 most international
universities in the world”.
One of the keys to our success is our
future-focus and our determination to
own the future.
4 The Faculty of Science
UTS Science’s vision is to deliver
practice-oriented, globally relevant and
research-focused courses, producing
graduates for the global workplace.
Our mission is supported by high impact
research in a vibrant and inclusive
environment strengthened by world-class
facilities and constant interaction with the
scientific professions and its community.
UTS Science is a key faculty at the
University of Technology, Sydney.
It has over 3,500 coursework students
and 300 higher degree research
students. It specialises in a number
of disciplines namely biomedical and
medical sciences, biotechnology, forensic
biology, traditional Chinese medicine,
applied physics, nanotechnology,
biomedical physics, applied chemistry,
medicinal chemistry, forensic science,
environmental sciences, marine
biology, environmental biotechnology,
immunity and infection, advanced
materials, mathematics and statistics
UTS Science has over 300 academic and
professional staff. Many of the academic
staff have international and national
research and teaching reputations.
We also have a cohort of world-renowned
Distinguished Professors who are
eminent experts in their disciplines
and making distinct contributions and
enrichments to the Faculty’s teaching,
research and leadership activities.
UTS Science is research-driven,
relevant, innovative and practical.
Our teaching provides students with
high quality technical and professional
understanding in practice-oriented,
globally relevant and research-focused
courses. These courses provide high
impact, improving outcomes in both
local and global communities and
allow graduates to become outstanding
contributors to innovation and problem
solving. Research is important to us
because it ensures we teach, and
students learn, current science and
technology that is relevant.
UTS Science contributes
approximately 40 percent of UTS
total research activities.
We are a world-class research-intensive
faculty with a growing reputation for our
research quality. We pursue high impact
research that advances innovation,
technology and solutions to the most
significant issues facing our world.
We have the highest number of
research centres within UTS,
including six that are recognised as
UTS Research Strengths. These are
in the areas of infectious diseases,
environmental sciences, forensics,
medical biotechnology, materials
science and quantitative finance.
UTS Science achieved excellent results
in the 2012 ‘Excellence in Research for
Australia (ERA)’ report, which are:
>> ranked ‘well above world standard’
for its Environmental Science and
Infectious Diseases research programs
>> ranked ‘above world standard’ for
its Applied Mathematics, Physical
Chemistry, Forensic Science, Materials
Science and Microbiology research
>> ranked ‘at world standard’ for all of its
other research programs.
UTS Science was awarded top ERA
rating in the 2010 and 2012 reports.
This outstanding achievement is a
testament of our talented and dedicated
academics and our research ethos of
research with impact.
UTS Science has Australia’s first
multidisciplinary Super Lab.
In 2015, UTS Science will add another
state-of-the-art facility to its current
facilities as part of the UTS Campus
Master Plan, a $1 billion campus
transformation. This will include
specialised advanced laboratories,
collaborative and common spaces
for students, and Australia’s first
multidisciplinary Super Laboratory.
Future of UTS Science.
A recent review of UTS Science has
resulted in the restructuring of the
Faculty. UTS Science now offers a large
range of courses and research programs
from its two new schools, which are:
>> School of Life Sciences
>> School of Mathematical and
Physical Sciences
The School of Life Sciences
The School of Life Sciences brings
together a vibrant research and teaching
culture with a diversity of interests in
areas such as environmental, plant
and marine biology, environmental and
medical microbiology, infectious diseases,
parasitology, inflammation, cardiovascular
disease, diabetes, neurological disorders,
cancer, diabetes, metabolic biochemistry
and bionanotechnology.
Academic staff conduct nationally
competitive research in the above areas,
with many belonging to a University
Research Strength or Faculty Research
Centre including:
> Plant Functional Biology & Climate
Change Cluster (C3) research focuses
on some of the most fragile and
vulnerable ecosystems on earth, and
addresses the relationships between
plant functional biology and climate
change at a regional scale. C3 carries
out research into coral bleaching and
the vulnerability of Antarctic ecosystems
to climate change, invasive plant
species ecology, climatic influences on
biodiversity, measuring and modelling
carbon and water fluxes between
plant and atmosphere, observing land
surface processes from space and
the ecohydrology and ecophysiology of
groundwater-dependent ecosystems.
> ithree Institute carries out research
in the fields of microbial and parasitic
diseases. ithree use a systems biology
approach to develop a greater insight
into basic biology and its application to
the diagnosis, treatment and prevention
of infectious diseases. Research
focuses on parasitic infections, drug
resistance, bacterial cell division for
potential targets of novel antibiotics,
bioinformatics, integron and
biofilm research.
> Centre for Health Technologies (CHT)
is a cross-Faculty interdisciplinary
research strength that focuses on the
development of biomedical devices
and biotechnology science. Its focus
is on health and disease processes,
the development of new devices,
and advanced methods for the early
detection, diagnosis and rehabilitation
of cardiovascular disease, diabetes,
neurological disorders and cancer.
Its research has already produced
several new device technologies which
are at the cutting edge of biomedical
engineering and science.
> Centre for Environmental
Sustainability (CEnS) has a broad
mix of interdisciplinary researchers
that address environmental problems
by adopting a unique multiple scale
approach. Experts work on projects
ranging from molecular biology to
landscape level ecological, geomorphic
and hydrological investigations,
on subjects as diverse as climate
change effects on marine fish ranges,
sustainable seafood, the ecology of
seagrass in estuarine systems, human
impacts on threatened frog populations,
and environmental water allocations
to semi-arid wetlands, marine
conservation and artificial reefs.
> Centre for Compassionate
Conservation (CFCC) supports the
advancement and unification of animal
welfare and conservation by providing
leadership in the area of compassionate
conservation to address the critical
challenges facing conservation
practitioners and policy makers.
Research focuses on challenges such
as species conservation, human-wildlife
conflict, wildlife trade, animal law,
development futures, and the welfare
of wild and captive animals.
The School of Life Sciences
The School’s research and teaching
programs are supported by a range of
core facilities that bring together leading
technologies including:
>> Proteomics Core Facility for sample
preparation, fractionation, 2D gel
electrophoresis, multi-dimensional
chromatography and mass
spectrometry for protein and peptide
>> Environmental Research Facility
including on-site and off-campus
facilities to support a range of aquatic,
marine and terrestrial environmental
>> Microbial Imaging Facility that
carries out high-resolution imaging
using sophisticated and state-ofthe-art optical microscopes for
epifluorescence, deconvolution,
confocal and live-cell imaging
microscopy including a Superresolution Deltavision OMX Blaze
imaging system.
The School teaches practical, relevant and
innovative courses in the life sciences.
UTS students are exposed to laboratory
and clinical work from day one of their
study. Practical learning is facilitated
with modern and up-to-date facilities,
similar to those used in commercial
laboratories. These world-class facilities
include a new 220-seat multi-disciplinary
Super Lab, one of only two in Australia.
Excursions and field trips are common in
our environmental and marine programs,
access to rivers, reefs, flora and fauna are
essential to teaching and research in our
environment-related courses. The School
also has several off-campus learning
sites to support these activities.
The School currently offers the following
undergraduate courses:
>> Bachelor of Biomedical Science
>> Bachelor of Biotechnology
>> Bachelor of Environmental Biology
>> Bachelor of Forensic Biology in
Biomedical Science
>> Bachelor of Health Science in
Traditional Chinese Medicine
>> Bachelor of Marine Biology
>> Bachelor of Medical Science
>> Bachelor of Science (with majors in
Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology,
Biomedical Science or Medical Science)
Combined courses:
>> Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Business
>> Bachelor of Medical Science
Bachelor of Business
>> Bachelor of Health Science in
Traditional Chinese Medicine Bachelor
of Arts in International Studies
>> Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor
of Arts in International Studies
>> Bachelor of Science Bachelor of
Arts in International Studies
>> Bachelor of Science Bachelor of
Creative Intelligence and Innovation
Honours courses:
>> Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)
>> Bachelor of Science (Honours)
in Biomedical Science
>> Bachelor of Science (Honours)
in Environmental Science
>> Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)
In 2015, the School will introduce the
new Bachelor of Advanced Science with
majors in: Environmental Biotechnology,
Pre-Medicine and Infection & Immunity.
At the postgraduate level, the School
also offers the following majors within its
Master by Coursework programs:
>> Biomedical Engineering
>> Marine Science and Management
>> Medical Biotechnology
>> The UTS Campus Master Plan is a
once-in-a-generation vision to deliver
a vibrant and engaging education
>> Through the Master Plan, UTS is
investing more than $1 billion to
fundamentally change the way we
deliver teaching, learning and research.
>> The Master Plan will create a series
of new buildings, major upgrades and
improved pedestrian connections,
right in the heart of Sydney’s southern
CBD. It will become one of Australia’s
most recognised university campuses,
with teaching, research and industry
engagement spaces. These spaces
will support the delivery of UTS’s
collaboration-and technology-based
model of teaching, and our industry
focussed research.
>> The City Campus of the Future will
become a destination for staff, students
and visitors alike.
>> Our vision has already garnered wide
support with government, industry
and private donors. This support is
evidenced by the $50 million Education
Infrastructure Fund grant from the
Federal Government for the recently
opened Broadway Building and the
$20 million gift by Australian-Chinese
business leader Dr Chau Chak Wing,
the largest private donation for a
university building in Australia.
The Campus of the Future
Thomas Street Building
Located on the corner of Thomas and
Jones streets in the heart of the City
Campus, the new Faculty of Science
and Graduate School of Health Building
(Building 7) connects seamlessly to the
other Faculty of Science facility (Building
4) to create a new science and health
teaching, learning and research precinct.
It has been future-proofed to accommodate
more than 1200 staff and students over
eight occupied levels, three of them
underground, and is notable for its
state-of-the-art facilities.
The design feature of the building is
remarkable with its organic, flowing lines
and a structure that dares to be different,
and its interior is equally note-worthy.
Green Star Design Rating: Appropriate
for a building that houses Science and
the Environment, Building 7 is green
at heart. The building has achieved
a five-star Green Star Design rating,
and its sustainability features include
a roof garden, a 27,000-litre rainwater
tank and a façade comprising mainly
of recycled material.
Super Lab: Houses a state-of-theart multi-disciplinary open laboratory
with space for over 200 students (52
metres from end to end). Twenty six
workbenches each seat eight students
and are fitted with touchscreen monitors
and microphones. Every second bench
features a demonstration station to
enable lecturers to work closely with
their students. It also allows for multiple
classes to work concurrently.
Student commons: Informal learning
spaces are located adjacent to the café
and provide a relaxed environment for
lecturers and students to meet, as well as
for students to study – either individually
or in collaborative groups – and socialise
between classes.
UTS Position Description
POSITION TITLE:Head of School, Life Sciences
Faculty of Science
The primary purpose of the Head of School is to ensure that disciplines within the
School thrive; the Faculty’s curriculum is relevant from both discipline and graduate
employment perspectives; and the School contributes to increased research effort and
impact over time. This position leads the School of Life Sciences.
The Head of School is accountable to the Dean of the Faculty for providing strategic
leadership and operational management of a School’s teaching and learning, research
and external engagement programs and activities for which the School has stewardship
to ensure their quality and viability.
The Head of School will have budgetary control over the academic staffing within the
School and associated non-salary items.
The Faculty of Science comprises of two Schools and two Research Institutes:
>> The School of Life Sciences
>> The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
>> C3 – Plant Functional Biology & Climate Change Cluster
>> ithree Institute – Infection, Immunity, Innovation
The Faculty is the fifth largest in terms of student enrolments and the largest in
terms of research revenue of the seven faculties at UTS. It is also the second largest
in terms of total academic and support staff. The School of Life Sciences represents
approximately half the Faculty’s staff and students.
Staff FTE
Total Faculty expense budget
$49.7 million
Research income
$11.3 million
Non-research income
$38 million
Full-time & fractional academic staff
Casual academic staff
Non-academic staff
Students FTE Undergraduate
Postgraduate (coursework)
Postgraduate (research)
14× Bachelor;
12× Honours; 15× combined
Postgraduate (coursework)
3× Master; 2× Grad.
Postgraduate (research)
2× PhD; 2× Master
7× bridging and short
The Faculty also has technical and administrative service units to support the teaching
and research endeavours of academic staff.
The Head of School is one of the executive roles that reports directly to the Dean of the
The Head of School is responsible for the supervision of full-time, part-time and casual
academic staff of the School, including a number of key academic roles:
>> Associate Head of School Teaching & Learning
>> Associate Head of School Research
>> Associate Head of School Strategic Development
>> Team Leaders of research teams
Collaboration and Communication
The Head of School manages the academic staff of the School and liaises with
the Dean, Associate Deans, fellow Head of School, Associate Heads of School,
Team Leaders, Faculty General Manager, General Manager Technical Services and
administrative staff within the Faculty in relation to teaching and research, the senior
management team of the University, managers of central administrative divisions and
units, Deans and Heads of School from other faculties, staff from Insearch Limited,
accessUTS Pty Ltd and the University’s associated research and technology centres.
The Head of School oversees strategic relationships with representatives of student
associations, industry, government, professions and the community, at local, state,
federal and international levels and academics and academic colleagues and
administrators from other local and international tertiary institutions.
Membership of Faculty Committees
The Head of School is a member of the Faculty Senior Management Group, an ex officio
member of the Science Faculty Board and the Faculty Resources and Infrastructure
Management Sub-Committee.
The Head of School is Chair of the School Board and Chair of the School Executive
Team and a member of a range of internal School committees.
The Head of School is responsible for:
>> Effectively and efficiently managing staff and resources within the allocated budget
to achieve high quality outcomes in line with University and School strategic and
operational plans, policies, legislation and other relevant parameters.
>> Advising and assisting the Dean and Associate Deans in the development and
implementation of the Faculty strategic plans and performance goals.
>> Overseeing the strategic and academic planning functions of the School, including
the setting of goals and targets.
UTS Position Description continued
>> In conjunction with the Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning), the development of
curriculum and the delivery, evaluation and continuous improvement of all school
related subjects and programs. This includes:
-leadership and management of teaching and learning and the student
-achievement of high standards of quality in teaching and learning as indicated
by student evaluations, retention rates and graduate outcomes; and
-leadership of curriculum renewal by offering a curriculum for students that is
relevant from both discipline and graduate employment perspectives.
>> In conjunction with the Associate Dean (Research & Development), the development
and implementation of the School’s research profile and output including:
- leadership and management of research and research training;
-increasing the School’s research effort and impact over time to build a high
quality research culture; and
-ensuring the School’s postgraduate supervisory processes facilitate
research student progression.
>> In conjunction with the Associate Dean (International & External Engagement),
fostering external partnerships and developing a successful engagement program,
- leadership and management of engagement and international activities; and
-working with external communities including government departments,
professional bodies, international and local communities, local and
international education providers, external business and industry relevant to
the School.
>> Ensuring that the teaching, research and external engagement activities of all the
disciplines within the School thrive.
>> Leading and developing the School’s academic staff, in particular the supervision and
mentoring of Team Leaders and Associate Heads of School.
>> Ensuring the effective operation of School governance structures and committees,
and their interaction with Faculty and University committees, policies and procedures.
>> Providing leadership in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) to develop a strong
EHS culture amongst staff supporting a safe working environment for all staff
and stakeholders.
UTS Position Description continued
Major challenges for this position include:
>> Creating a cohesive School structure and environment that can achieve the objectives
of the School, Faculty and University.
>> Promoting effective working relationships and mutual trust and understanding
between the staff of the School and other staff of the Faculty, and with academic and
administrative staff in the University at large.
>> Providing effective, relevant and high quality teaching, research and consultancy
services to industry and the community, within resource constraints.
>> Identifying and developing new sources of income for the Faculty through innovative
teaching programs, research and consultancy.
>> Embedding a culture of continuous improvement in the quality of undergraduate and
postgraduate teaching & learning, research and postgraduate supervision.
Within the parameters laid down in University and Faculty policies, the Head of School has
wide discretion in the development and implementation of practices within the School.
The Head of School may approve budget expenditure from the School’s accounts
consistent with the role’s delegated financial authority.
The Head of School is a full-time role, and it is therefore expected that the primary
focus for the incumbent will be on fulfilling the requirements of the Head of School’s
position. Where other University and/or Faculty roles have a significant workload
impact, the Dean’s consent will be required.
All staff must:
>> take reasonable care of, and cooperate with actions taken to protect, the health and
safety of both themselves and others; and
>> report all accidents, incidents and hazards to their supervisor as soon as
is practicable.
Supervisors and managers of staff and facilities must do whatever is reasonably
practical to ensure that both the workplace and the work itself are safe, in consultation
with staff affected.
Organisation Chart: School of Life Sciences
Key Selection Criteria
Skills and Attributes
>> Excellent leadership and academic management skills with proven ability to operate
strategically, effectively manage and develop academic and professional staff, operate
within set budget parameters and deliver identified performance outcomes.
>> Evidence of well-developed interpersonal, communications and team building skills.
>> Knowledge and experience in course development, management, teaching
and quality assurance in the higher education sector and international
accreditation bodies.
>> Knowledge and experience in development, management and conduct of research.
>> Be appointable at either Associate Professor or Professorial level.
>> Hold a PhD in a cognate discipline relevant to the School or experience managing one
of the disciplines of the School.
>> An interest in and ability to initiate, shape and manage innovative projects focused
on enhancing the academic, operational and economic effectiveness of the School
and Faculty.
>> Experience with one of the academic disciplines of the School and familiarity with the
areas of study within the School and related industries and professions.
>> Evidence of capacity to develop and implement a process of strategic planning and
management in a School and Faculty context.
>> Experience in development of multi-disciplinary teaching and research development
projects in partnership with industry, government or professional organisations.
>> Experience in dealing with local, national and international research, education and
development agencies and funding sources.
Leadership Capabilities For Role
and Engaging
Presence and
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Conditions of Employment
Term of Appointment
The initial term of the appointment as Heads of Schools will be four years.
The role will be a fixed-term full-time senior appointment with an appropriate
continuing academic position beyond the fixed-term.
Position Title
Head of School
An attractive and competitive salary package will be negotiated with the appointee.
Salary packaging is also available.
Membership of UniSuper is compulsory unless you are currently a member of the State
Superannuation Scheme (SSS) or the State Authorities Superannuation Scheme (SASS)
in which case you may retain your membership of the relevant scheme providing the
scheme approves transfer of membership.
The University will make its employer contribution to UniSuper at the full rate, which is
currently 14% of annual salary. In addition, the University will contribute 3% of annual
salary to the UniSuper Award Plus Plan. Your own contributions to UniSuper will be at
the full rate which is currently 7% of your annual salary; however, you may choose to
reduce your member contributions in accordance with provisions set out by UniSuper.
Annual, long service and other leave is provided in line with the University policies.
Performance and Development
The appointment will be subject to the annual planning and review cycle in accordance
with the UTS performance and development framework.
In the case of an interstate or overseas appointee, the University will assist with
reasonable expenses incurred in relocating to Sydney at the discretion of the
Vice-Chancellor. The University will assist with immigration needs for
international appointments.
Governance and Employment
The salaries and conditions of employment of the academic staff of the University are
regulated by the Academic Staff Collective Agreement 2014. The salaries and conditions
of employment of the senior staff of the University are regulated by the Senior Staff
Group Collective Agreement 2013.
Reference Checks
Relevant employment background checks will be conducted.
Benefits of Working at UTS
Committed to supporting lifestyle balance, UTS offers access to an array of services
including two fitness centres, a health service and childcare centres.
Application Process
Merit Based Selection
Appointments to positions within UTS are on the basis of the applicant’s merit
in relation to the Selection Criteria. Merit consists of ‘the abilities, qualifications,
experience, standards of work performance and personal abilities that are relevant
to performance’ of the duties of the position.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of UTS to provide equal opportunity for all persons regardless of sex,
race, marital status, physical ability, sexual preference, age, political conviction or
religious belief.
The Process
The appointment will be made subject to satisfactory reference, probity and
security checks.
For specific enquiries about the role please contact:
Benjamin Kerr
UTS Human Resources
Tel: +61 2 9514 1161
E-mail: [email protected]
Method of application
Applications should include the following:
>> A covering letter or statement addressing the selection criteria and the requirements
of the position;
>> A full curriculum vitae providing personal details, qualifications and work history; and
>> The names and contact details of three referees. Please note referees will not be
contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidate.
Interviews for this position will be held the week commencing of 9 March 2015.
Websites and Further Information
General information about UTS
Information about the UTS Science
Information about UTS Science research strengths and centres
Information about UTS Science facilities
University’s Annual Report
University’s Strategic Plan
Information about UniSuper
Information about employment at UTS
Information about UTS Campus Master Plan
Benjamin Kerr
UTS Human Resources
Tel: +61 2 9514 1161
E-mail: [email protected]
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