Head of School of Communication

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University of Technology Sydney

Sydney, Australia

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Role Managed by:

Angad Roy

Research Associate

t: +61 2 8051 3018

e: Angad.Roy@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience’

Closing Date: 17/12/2021

UTS’s vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and cosmopolitan university that marks the gateway to Sydney, well-known for our practice-orientated education programs, our commitment to high impact research and our strong and enduring partnerships with industry and the professions.

Our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) plays a key role in driving the wider mission of the university in its contributions across a range of traditional and emerging disciplines, bringing new and exciting perspectives to examine and address important issues facing communities both locally and globally. This includes challenging the status quo and embedding innovation at the core of our operations.

FASS is now seeking two new Heads to lead their School of Communication and School of International Studies and Education.

One of the first schools of its kind in Australia, the School of Communication delivers courses and research programs across traditional, contemporary and creative fields. Digital disruption, the rise of new media — these are the forces shaping the communication landscape today – and they are integral to the School’s teaching and research. There is a hands-on approach to communication education with real-world assessments, professional placements and regular interaction with industry that teach students to translate theory to practice.

The School of International Studies and Education offers extraordinary opportunities for teaching, learning and research across a broad range of social sciences disciplines, including Criminology, Global Studies, International Studies, Languages, and Sustainability and Environment. Our accomplishments in Education were recently acknowledged by being named 90th in the world and equal 8th in Australia for Education in the Times Higher Education (THE) Supplement, and top Australian research institution in Teaching and Teacher Education in The Australian newspaper. The School also delivers high-quality programs in education with a growing emphasis on postgraduate courses. The School is working through a period of transition with new offerings in the online space and new courses in sustainability and criminology - the latter being a completely new discipline and degree offering at UTS. These developments recognise the possibilities of education as lifelong and life-wide, the School offers courses that embed understandings of diverse places and spaces, explorations of society and social behaviour emanating from everyday life, with course content that has been built with significant industry input.

The appointees will be proven academic leaders and excellent communicators with demonstrated strategic, organisational, and management skills and the vision and capability to develop further the Faculty’s academic performance. They will demonstrate extensive knowledge of matters relating to academic workforce in the contemporary higher education sector and a commitment to a rigorous and stimulating academic culture. Most importantly, they will be able to contribute to the development of a distinctive FASS, where a diversity of viewpoints is promoted and orthodoxies challenged.

To review a position description or for a confidential discussion, please contact Angad Roy at Perrett Laver on +61 2 8051 3018 or Angad.Roy@PerrettLaver.com

Closing date: 11.59pm AEDT, Friday 17th December 2021.

UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and diversity, eliminating employment barriers to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and in all levels of its workforce. We especially encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, individuals with primary carer responsibilities, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ.