Free open Job in Australasia Professor and Head of School at University of Canterbury, New Zealand

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference:  tangata tū, tangata ora”.

If you share this vision then we would welcome your application for the continuing (permanent) position of Professor within the School of Health Sciences, which includes teaching and research programmes relating to health and sport. The successful candidate will also be appointed as Head of the School of Health Sciences for a five year renewable term.

As the Head of School the successful candidate will be a member of the College of Education, Health and Human Development Executive Committee and will play an active part in the future direction of the College as it aims to advance the international reputation in the areas of Health and Sport. 

We are looking for a strong leader in the Health and/or Sport sector, with a teaching and research focus in the key strategic areas of Child and Adolescent Health, Wellbeing or Health Leadership. Who can motivate and inspire others, with an understanding of Organisational Culture. You will have significant administrative and leadership experience overseeing an academic unit/s at a Research University. Significant international professional standing in your area of specialties and a record of distinction in research and scholarship are also key criteria for this role. Applicants will require a Ph.D. in a related discipline.

The School of Health Sciences has a total of 37 continuing staff members which include Professorial, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Senior Tutors, Technicians, Clinical staff and Administration support. The School offers two undergraduate degrees, the Bachelor of Health Science and the Bachelor of Sport Coaching. In addition to postgraduate degrees in Health Sciences, Sport Coaching, Counselling, Child and Family Psychology, Nursing and Specialist Teaching. In 2018 the School will introduce a new postgraduate subject, Sport Science.

The successful applicant will have opportunities for international conference travel to support their research and teaching activities and will have the opportunity to network with international leaders in Health Sciences/Sport and a range of disciplines through the University’s unique Erskine Fellowship and Canterbury Fellowship Scheme (which enables the University to host world leading academics) and through the University’s academic staff exchange programmes with Oxford and Cambridge Universities in the UK.

The closing date for this position is: 04th February 2018

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The recruitment process for this position is being managed exclusively by EQI Global. Confidential enquiries can be made to Graeme Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 3777793. Applications should be made at or via email to . Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.