Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Job Vacancy: Professor & Associate Dean (Research) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia

 Dear all,


The Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney is currently seeking to appoint a Professor & Associate Dean (Research).  Please see below for details.  For further information and to apply, visit and search by the reference number 865/0512.



The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.


As the first conservatorium in Australia, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music has strong research activity in the fields of creative performance work, education, composition, musicology and sound. It seeks to appoint a distinguished academic as Associate Dean (Research) to build on its established strengths.


Under the broad direction of the Dean, Professor Karl Kramer, you will have responsibility for the overall academic leadership of the conservatorium in respect of all aspects of research and performance. With vision and enthusiasm you will foster activities designed to promote the conservatorium's research achievements within the scholarly and musical communities, both nationally and internationally.


A scholar of international distinction, you will provide leadership in fostering excellence in scholarship and in policy development. You will have oversight of the Research Higher Degree programs and will place particular emphasis on strategic planning and policy formulation with the aim of building the faculty's research capacity and performance.


While the focus of the position is academic management it is expected that you will continue to contribute to research and scholarship in your area of expertise. You will also chair meetings of the conservatorium's research committees, and liaise with other disciplines in relation to the management of policy and resources available for research initiatives.


To succeed, you will have proven academic management and leadership capabilities with experience in the maintenance of academic standards.  Additionally, you will have a record of original and innovative contributions to research, learning and teaching.



The appointment to the position of Associate Dean will be for a period of 4 to 5 years (negotiable, and with the possibility of renewal), following which the successful candidate will revert to a continuing role at professor level.



The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.


CLOSING DATE: 12 September 2012 


The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.  Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University reserves the right to appoint by invitation and not to proceed with any appointment for financial or other reasons.