NDARC seeks a new Director

It’s fair to say NDARC is one of the dominant ATOD research bodies in Australia, so the recruitment of a new Director is noteworthy at any time. Here’s the brief details:

Director, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Faculty of Medicine
REF. 6753

UNSW is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities, with a particular commitment to fundamental and applied research, social engagement and an international perspective. The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, located in the Faculty of Medicine is committed to providing a stimulating research environment that promotes excellence and innovation in drug and alcohol research. NDARC is a Commonwealth funded National Research Centre with an outstanding record of success in obtaining peer-reviewed research funding and an international reputation as a leading research centre in drug and alcohol related issues.

The Faculty is now seeking to appoint a new Director (at the academic level of Professor or Associate Professor) who will build on the impressive growth of the Centre over the past 5 years and raise its profile even higher on the National and International stage.

As an internationally recognized academic with an established research profile in drug and alcohol studies, you will bring the following to the role:
A breadth of vision that encompasses the diverse range of drug and alcohol research within the Centre;
A profile in the field that will attract outstanding talent to the Centre and inspire new approaches to drug and alcohol research;
Leadership and change management expertise to further develop what is already a dynamic and productive culture in the Centre, and to continue its growth trajectory;
Willingness and ability to actively promote the best interests of the Centre, Faculty and University; and
The communication and management skills necessary to take the Centre forward and to represent it and give it a prominent voice in domestic and international forums.

The appointment will be for a full-time five year, potentially renewable term. The Director appointment attracts a salary supplement, and additional benefits may be negotiable.

EEO groups are encouraged to apply. The University reserves the right to fill the position by invitation. Applicants should systematically address the selection criteria contained in the Position Statement.

Membership of an approved University superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for this position. The successful applicant may be required to undertake a criminal record check.

Having read all the documentation you may then direct any enquiries regarding this position to Mr Wayne Bruce, Ccentric Health Executive Search on (612) 9232 8148; wayneb@ccentrichealth.com

Applications close : 30 October 2009

More info on applying here.