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Griffith University
Southport, International, Australia (on-site)
30+ days ago
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Griffith University
Southport, International, Australia (on-site)
30+ days ago


Company Description

Make it matter
Ranked in the top 2% of universities world-wide, Griffith is well known for its values, outstanding student experience, high impact research, commitment to social justice and a welcoming environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation. As Griffith approaches its 50th anniversary in 2025, we remain steadfast in being a leading university of influence and impact.

Griffith Health
Griffith Health is one of Australia’s leading health educators. Through leadership and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement, Griffith Health helps to create sustained improvement in health and healthcare for local, national and international communities. Griffith Health students benefit from award-winning Learning and Teaching staff, state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned research programs. Griffith Health has five schools, School of Applied Psychology, School of Health Sciences and Social Work, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences.

About the opportunity
The Dean of Dentistry is a key leadership role within the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University and is responsible for the learning and teaching, external engagement, research and strategic planning for all dental programs. The role will lead the delivery of innovative oral health programs focused on comprehensive patient care delivered through the teamwork of dentists, and dental technologists.

Working closely with the Head of School, Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching) and Deputy Head of School (Research), the Dean of Dentistry will foster strong research, and learning and teaching cultures in the dentistry and oral health disciplines.

The Dean will work closely with the Director of Clinics to ensure the sound management of the Group’s public Dental Clinics. A central role for the Dean will be to ensure the delivery of the educational aspects of the clinics on the Gold Coast campus and at Warwick. This includes, but is not limited to, overseeing the training, rostering, supervision and any performance issues arising for supervisors and dental students. The incumbent works collaboratively with colleagues inside and outside the School to achieve high quality outcomes in all School activities.

The Dean plays a key part in promoting the School in the wider community, both locally and more widely to build relationships with external groups and individuals and secure support to help the School achieve its objectives.

What we can offer
This is a full-time, fixed-term (five years) position based at the Gold Coast campus. The successful candidate will work across Griffith’s multiple campuses in Southeast Queensland.

The full time equivalent base salary for the Professor Level E will be $199,775 per annum + 17% superannuation. In addition, in accordance with the Academic Staff Enterprise Agreement, a dental loading may be applied to the base salary.


About you
The successful candidate will have research interests and a proven track record in specialist areas relevant to the dentistry and oral health disciplines. In addition, we are seeking candidates who have a well-developed, industry-informed international research profile.

You will have a track record of successful supervision of postgraduate research student and honours student projects along with a focus on deep and comprehensive stakeholder engagement (industry, government, community). You will have a demonstrated commitment to fostering an outstanding student experience and leading a culture of active participation and engagement in learning and teaching across undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programs.

You will also demonstrate considerable experience in leadership and staff member.

Candidates will also possess:

  • A specialist dental qualification and PhD or equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline; and
  • Current registration or eligibility for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Learn more about this opportunity here:

Why Join Griffith?
As a values-led organisation, at Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a dynamic and strong organisational culture. We support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people. We offer:

  • Flexible working options and genuine work-life balance.
  • Salary packaging options & corporate health discounts.
  • Generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. For more information please visit our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion page.

How to Apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • A covering letter outlining your suitability for the role (please refer to the Qualifications above and the position description).
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume including full contact details.
  • Please include the details of three supporting referees.

Visa sponsorship is possible for this appointment for candidates who do not hold valid Australian work rights.

For further information specifically about this role, please contact Professor Julian Archer, Head of School, School of Medicine and Dentistry via email at:

For application and recruitment advice, please contact Jinita Dhall, Talent Acquisition Partner on

Closing date:  Friday, 11 August 2023 at 5:00pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

Position Information

  • Job ID: 69997381
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Southport, International, Australia
  • Company Name For Position: Griffith University
  • Position Title: Dean of Dentistry, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Specialties and Administration Roles: Administration
  • Position Type: Dean
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