STAFF REPRESENTATION - FACULTIES AND UNIVERSITY SCHOOLS


Academic staff elections to faculty boards

For the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney Business School, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine and Health and the Faculty of Science, the Rule states that all full-time and part-time permanent and temporary members of the academic and professional staff are automatically recognised as members of the faculty. Election to the faculty is therefore not required.

The Rule requires the establishment of a faculty board for each of these faculties. This body is responsible for academic decision-making within the faculty and includes elected staff representatives. Further information about the composition of the faculty boards is available here.

Allocation of academic staff positions

The Rule stipulates that the total number of elected academic staff members must be no less than 25 members of the faculty, and no more than the number equivalent to 20% of the faculty’s full time equivalent academic staff. Members will be elected to a faculty board by the full-time and part-time permanent and temporary members of the academic staff of the faculty, for a two (2) year term of office.

For elections to be conducted in 2019, the term of office will commence on 1 January 2020 and expire on 31 December 2021.

A specified number of elected academic staff positions has been allocated to each school or discipline within these faculties, as detailed below. Unallocated positions may be held by members of academic staff from any school or discipline in the faculty.

Faculty

No to be elected

Schools or Disciplines

Number per school or discipline

Unallocated positions

Arts & Social Sciences

30

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education and Social Work

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economics

5

Languages and Cultures

5

Literature, Art and Media

5

Philosophical and Historical Enquiry

5

Social and Political Sciences

5

Business School

25

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounting

1

 

Business Analytics

1

Business Information Systems

1

Business Law

1

Finance

1

International Business

1

Marketing

1

Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

1

Work and Organisational Studies

1

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

1

Engineering

25

 

 

None

 

 

Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

 6

 

 

 

Civil Engineering

 6

 

 

 

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

 3

 

 

 

Electrical and Information Engineering

 5

 

 

 

Computer Science

 5

 

Medicine & Health

TBA

 

TBA   

Science

30

 

 

 8

 

 

Chemistry

 3

 

 

 

Geosciences

 3

 

 

 

History & Philosophy of Science (currently a unit but will be a school in 2018)

 1

 

 

 

Life and Environmental Sciences

 3

 

 

 

Mathematics and Statistics

 3

 

 

 

Physics

 3

 

 

 

Psychology

 3

 

 

 

Veterinary Science

 3

 

2019 Staff election proceeding to ballot

As at the close of the extended nominations period on 8 August 2019, a greater number of nominations were received than there exist vacancies for the below position. These have accordingly proceeded to a ballot, which will close at 4.00pm sharp on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

Faculty Nominees
University of Sydney Business School Maurice Peat (Finance)
  Henry Leung (Finance)

2019 Staff elected unopposed

As at the close of extended nominations on 8 August 2019, the following categories of election did not receive more nominations than there were positions available. All nominees have therefore been declared by the Returning Officer as elected unopposed.

Remaining vacancies will be filled on nomination.

Faculty board Nominees
Arts & Social Sciences Melissa Hardie (Literature, Art & Media)
  Christopher Hartney (Literature, Art & Media)
  Michael Beggs (Social & Political Sciences)
  Graham White (Economics)
  Bronwyn Winter (Languages & Cultures)
University of Sydney Business School Catherine Sutton-Brady (Marketing)
  Geoffrey Clifton (Institute of Transport & Logistics Studies)
  Catherine Hardy (Business Information Systems)
  Patty Kamvounias (Business Law)
Engineering Paul Briozzo (Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering)
  Matthew Cleary (Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering)
  Rodney Fiford (Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering)
  Gareth Vio (Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering)
  KC Wong (Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering)
  Ali Hadigheh (Civil Engineering)
Medicine & Health TBA
Science Daniel Hauer (Mathematics & Statistics)
  Mary Myerscough (Mathematics & Statistics)
  Diana Warren (Mathematics & Statistics)
  Kim Chau Le (Life & Environmental Sciences)
  Cameron Clark (Life & Environmental Sciences)
  Hannah Pooley (Veterinary Science)
  Patrice Rey (Geosciences)

Professional staff elections to faculty boards

For the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney Business School, the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Medicine and Health and the Faculty of Science, the Rule states that all full-time and part-time permanent and temporary members of the professional staff are automatically recognised as members of the faculty. Election to the faculty is therefore not required.

The Rule requires the establishment of a faculty board for each of these faculties. This body is responsible for academic decision-making within the faculty and includes elected staff representatives. Further information about the composition of the faculty boards is available here.

Allocation of professional staff positions

The Rule stipulates that each faculty board will have a total of seven elected professional staff members (not allocated by school or discipline) elected for a two year term of office.

For the elections to be conducted in 2019, the two (2) year term of office will commence on 1 January 2020 and expire on 31 December 2021.

2019 Elected Professional staff

As at the close of extended nominations on 8 August 2019, no categories of election received more nominations than there were positions available. All nominees have therefore been declared by the Returning Officer as elected unopposed.

Remaining vacancies will be filled on nomination.

The names of all nominees are as follows:

Faculty board Nominees
Arts and Social Sciences Priya Shaw
  Eleonora Tsiknas Kazantzis
  Karen Walker
Science Liz Kenna
  Veronica Boulton
  Kristin Anderson
  Sarah Gooch
  Claire Kennedy
  David Palmer
Engineering Garry Towell
University of Sydney Business School John Price
  Kate Munro

University schools and University school boards

Academic staff

All full-time and part-time permanent and temporary members of the academic staff of the Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Sydney Law School are automatically members of the University school. Temporary academic staff members will automatically become members of a University school board if they hold a current employment contract of two years or more (regardless of the time remaining in the contract).

Election of academic staff to the University school or University school board is therefore not required.

Professional staff

A specified number of full-time and part-time permanent or eligible temporary members of professional staff will be appointed to the University school board by the Head of School and Dean.

Temporary professional staff are eligible for appointment by the Head of School and Dean if, at date of appointment, they hold a current employment contract with the University with a term of two years or more (regardless of the time remaining in the contract).

Election of professional staff to the University school or University school board is therefore not required.