Anderson Quigley

Dean of UNSW Science – University of New South Wales – CLOSED

Dean of UNSW Science – University of New South Wales – CLOSED

Posted on 5 April 2022

Anderson Quigley are pleased to be working with the University of New South Wales on the appointment of the Dean of UNSW Science.

Consistently placed within the top 50 world rankings, UNSW is a leading research and teaching-intensive university, known for innovative, pioneering research and high-quality education with global impact. With over 60,000 students, 7,000 staff and seven faculties, everything we do embodies our commitment to embrace diversity of thought, integrity and innovation with a deep connection to our community. Our work impacts people’s lives around the world, with our priorities actively addressing the challenges we face today – from climate change and renewable energies to lifesaving medical treatments and breakthrough technologies.

Renowned for our outstanding record in discovery-driven research and creating the science leaders of tomorrow, our Faculty of Science comprises eight schools drawing together an academic portfolio covering: aviation; biotechnology and biomolecular sciences; biological, earth and environmental sciences; chemistry; materials science and engineering; mathematics and statistics; physics; and psychology. With over 15,000 students and 600 academic staff, the Faculty is central to UNSW’s identity as an institution which transforms lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society.

We are now seeking to appoint our next Dean of UNSW Science. You will be accountable for all aspects of strategic and managerial leadership within your large Faculty, driving standards and improvements to the student experience, our research and enterprise and the relationship between these activities. Reporting to the Provost and as one of seven Deans within our senior academic community, you will work closely with this high performing group, exemplifying cross university collaboration and converting our activity into external and industrial engagement.

We invite candidates from the global higher education community who can demonstrate a distinguished academic background in a discipline relevant to those represented in the Faculty. Candidates will bring a track record of leadership at a senior level, where you have established a vision and distinctive position in pursuit of academic excellence. The Faculty of Science is a large infrastructure operation, success will be driven through understanding people and what excellent leadership looks like, and the importance of demonstrating leadership behaviours by role modelling them.

UNSW has engaged Anderson Quigley in the UK to conduct a global search and manage the recruitment process. For contact details and full information on this outstanding academic leadership opportunity please visit:

Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact Virginia Livingston on +44 (0)203 457 0948 or

Applications should consist of:

  • A full CV.
  • A covering letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the skills and experience section of the position description.
  • Please include the names and addresses of two referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.

Completed applications should be uploaded at using the reference AQ1385.

This role is now closed.

Candidates are asked to note all dates and inform Anderson Quigley of any availability issues.

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity.


Closing date: Monday 16 May
Longlisting: Wednesday 25 May
Preliminary interviews with AQ (online): w/c 30 May and 6 June
Shortlisting: Wednesday 15 June
Stage 1 interviews (initial online meeting): Monday 27 and Thursday 30 June
Stage 2 interviews (in person): Monday 8 August