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School Manager - INTERNAL ONLY

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Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):SenAdm A Indiv Sal + EA Increase
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is one of the largest Schools of this type in Australia, comprising research and teaching experts in animal science, plant and soil science, agricultural business, environmental science and food, nutrition and technology: contributing to UQ being ranked as the top university in Australia for Agriculture and Environmental Science, with global rankings in the 2013 QS subject ranking of 18th in Agriculture and 11th in Environmental Science. With a diverse group of internationally regarded scientists located at Gatton and St Lucia, our researchers deliver knowledge, skills and techniques that provide solutions to global challenges in animal and wildlife science, climate change, feeding the world, managing the environment, replacing fossil fuels with biofuels, maintaining biodiversity and supporting economic and community development. The School has a strong research profile and a close association with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) a joint initiative between UQ and the Queensland State Government.

The role

In this position, you will direct and manage all operational functions of the School to ensure the organisational and financial sustainability of the School’s and Faculty’s core functions. The School Manager overseas a team of professional staff who deliver high quality functional services, and is the key liaison within the School for the functional Professional Service teams interacting with the School. The School Manager is the primary advisor to the Head of School and wider School community on all matters pertaining to University, Faculty and School policies, operations and business processes, is a member of the School Executive Committee, and plays a key role in contributing to the strategic and operational objectives of the School, Faculty and University. As a School Manager, you will also be a member of the Faculty’s Senior Professional Leadership Group.

The role will be based at both St Lucia and Gatton campuses and travel between two campuses as required.

The position reports jointly to the Head of School and the Faculty Executive Manager.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  


This is a full-time, fixed term (25 March 2019 to 10 August 2019) at HEW Level 10A to cover a period of authorised leave. The remuneration will be $126,361 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5%.

Position Description

Download File Position Description_SAFS School Manager_EOI 4 months 2019.pdf


To discuss this Expression of Interest please contact Ann Keep at

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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