Victoria University of Wellington is now seeking to appoint an outstanding strategic and academic leader as Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculties of Science, Engineering & Architecture and Design reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor. As part of the University’s senior leadership team, we are looking for an exceptional individual with the personal and professional credibility to build and enhance collaborative alliances and partnerships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally.
ASI is proud to have been involved as prime sponsors of the inaugural conference for WATTLE (Women ATTaining LEadership). The first conference for academic women took place in November 2018 and saw an outstanding cohort of aspiring female academics who attend the week-long conference. In June 2019 we sponsored the first conference for female professional staff and again, we remained very impressed by the calibre of women who attended this tailored workshop to higher education.
The University of Waikato is seeking an exceptional leader for their newly formed Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) is the senior academic and strategic leader of the Division, responsible for shaping its intellectual, professional and operational culture and direction and for the effective creation and stewardship of its resources. The PVC places paramount importance on the interests and reputation of the University as a whole, promoting these through leadership of the Division. There is specific responsibility to lead academic programme development and marketing initiatives that will increase student numbers, advance the quality of teaching and research in the Division, ensure the appointment and development of outstanding staff and ensure collaboration with key stakeholders.
Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), La Trobe University
Professor/Associate Professor & Deputy Director
With the continued impact of the world class Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), a new position has been created for an outstanding scholar in the field of autism research to provide leadership within OTARC, and to contribute to shaping the University’s strategic vision for research and engagement. La Trobe University is seeking a Deputy Director who will be responsible for co-leading and contributing to OTARC’s strategic research portfolio, including staff supervision and oversight of key research programs.
At ASI we often hear that Universities are keen to make an international appointment but are disappointed when their own internal recruitment process leads to complications or difficulties that seem to put road blocks in place of a smooth negotiation with the successful candidate.
In order to minimise the chance of this happening at your university we have come up with 4 top tips to maximise your ability to secure an international appointment:
ASI would like to congratulate Professor Robin Gauld, appointed as the next Dean of the University of Otago’s Business School.
A highly respected academic, Professor Gauld is currently head of the University’s largest and most diverse department, the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine. He is also Founding Director of the University’s Centre for Health Systems, which spans the Business School and the Dunedin School of Medicine.
ASI is would like to extend our congratulations to Professor Carlo Marra.
Dr Carlo Marra is currently Dean and Professor at the School of Pharmacy at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He will take up his position as the next Dean of the University of Otago’s School of Pharmacy at the beginning of August.
ASI welcomes Professor Giselle Byrnes, the new Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Research, Academic and Enterprise) at Massey University. Professor Byrnes has senior management experience in universities in Australia and in New Zealand and is an internationally recognised historian.
ASI would like to extend our congratulations to Professor Betty Leask of La Trobe University who has been promoted to Pro Vice-Chancellor of Teaching and Learning. ASI assisted La Trobe University in appointing Professor Leask to the position of Executive Director of Teaching and Learning in 2013. We wish Professor Leask all the very best in her new position
This recent podcast from the BBC World Service is a very interesting discussion on Executive Search in Academia. As specialists with over 15 years of experience in senior academic appointments, we can identify with many of the same complexities as discussed in the podcast.
ASI would like to welcome Professor Leigh Hale to her new role as Dean of the School of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago. Professor Hale takes over the position in mid-July.
When discussing her new role in the Otago Daily Times, Professor Hale emphasized the importance of maintaining a ''progressive'' curriculum and ''focusing on the health needs of the future as well as present health needs ... around long-term conditions and greater use of technology.”
ASI would like to congratulate Lincoln University for its results in the latest QS rankings. The University has maintained its position in the 51-100 bracket in the field of agriculture and forestry and within the top 10 for agriculture and forestry in the wider Oceania region.
ASI would like to congratulate the University of Otago School of Dentistry which has placed in the top 10 in the world in the recent QS rankings. University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne said on the university website that she was, “delighted that the School of Dentistry's international reputation for excellence has been formally recognised through the QS rankings.”
4 February 2015
ASI would like to welcome Professor Richard Tilley to his new role as the Director of the Electron Microscope Unit within the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre which is part of the University of New South Wales. Richard is coming to the University from Victoria University of Wellington where he was the Associate Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Head of School for the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences.
His research focuses on the synthesis, characterisation and applications of nanoparticles and nanomaterials. His current projects include preparation and investigation of semiconductor nanoparticles for medical applications and magnetic particles for data storage media. Nanoparticles are characterised using transmission and scanning electron microscopy. He also has strong links to Tokyo University and Toshiba. ASI would like to congratulate Richard on his appointment and wishes him well in all his future endeavours.
There are several options available to you to fill your roles. We believe the article below from AESC may prove helpful in making a decision, particularly in deciding at what point you would undertake an executive search. Clearly executive search is not always the right option, but this article should prove helpful.
When companies seek to hire management and professional talent from outside their organisation, they have several options. They can decide to manage the process themselves, using advertising, the Internet, and/or a contracted researcher to identify potential candidates; use contingency recruiters; or use a retained executive search consultant.
MORE BITE FOR DENTAL SCHOOL
Eileen Goodwin, Sunday 1 Feb, 2015, Otago Daily Times, online edition.
The country's only dental school is ''a bit shy'' about showing off its expertise, but that will change, its new British dean says. Paul
Brunton (54), who started this month as dean of the University of Otago's Faculty of Dentistry, said dental schools took a more prominent role in the health sector in England.
''I want us to be a school for the country, and a school that has more of an external face. I'm not saying we don't have an external face, but I'd like to increase it.'' The school could be an advocate for oral health by liaising with other dental organisations, dentists and the wider health sector. ''I think it's been a bit shy at telling people how good it is.'' ''It is a very good dental school.''
"Anna's support during the recruitment process was critical to my success. She was friendly, flexible and professional, giving me the best advice at the right time."
Professor Susan Thorpe
17th October 2014
ASI would like to welcome Professor Susan Thorp to her new role as Professor of Finance at the University of Sydney. Susan is returning to teach at the University of Sydney where she graduated with an Honours degree in Economics. Currently based at the University of Technology, Sydney where she holds the Chair of Finance and Superannuation, Susan is also a Chief Investigator on three current Australian Research Council projects studying member choices in superannuation.
“Flexible, helpful, patient, trustworthy and thorough. Anna is a consummate professional and I am very grateful for her efforts.”
Professor Douglas Foster
17 October 2014
ASI would like to welcome Professor Douglas Foster to his new role as Professor of Finance at the University of Sydney. Douglas is coming to the university from the University of Technology, Sydney where his research interests include the use of information-based techniques in market design, investment banking, corporate finance, and risk management topics. He has also written experimental and qualitative papers in behavioral finance.
29th August 2014
ASI would like to welcome Dr Jonathan Elms to his new role as the Sir Stephen Tindall Chair in Retail Management at Massey University.
Massey University has recruited a British retailing and consumer behaviour expert to lead its new retail degree programme. Associate Professor Jonathan Elms will be the first academic to hold the Sir Stephen Tindall Chair in Retail Management, which is funded by The Warehouse Group.
The Bachelor of Business and Retail Management, New Zealand’s first degree focused solely on the retail sector, will open for enrolments on October 1 after gaining approval from the Committee on University Academic Programmes last month.
Dr Elms is currently based at the University of Stirling’s Institute for Retail Studies and directs its retail degree in the United Kingdom and Singapore. He says he is excited by his move to New Zealand and the prospect of leading an innovative and industry-relevant programme.