Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ref: 5490

Deakin University

Victoria, 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: Commiserate with experience

Closing Date: 23/12/2021

Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Deakin has a rich and complex ideas ecosystem that delivers lasting value for our students and communities. We aim to be Australia's most progressive and responsive university, offering students a learning experience second to none. With a history of being innovative and cutting edge, we offer excellent facilities, exceptional teaching and flexible learning to all our 60,000 students, whether on campus or online.

Our Faculty of Arts and Education is dedicated to being at the forefront of teaching, learning, creating, social development and fostering cutting-edge research and discovery. The Faculty sustains outstanding research that contributes to progressive change in the communities we serve and leverages the teaching-research nexus to engage industry and community, enabling distinctive courses that inspire our students and staff.

An outstanding opportunity presents itself to join the Faculty as the next Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. One of the largest schools within the University with more than one-hundred academic staff, it strives to transform lives through outstanding education. With a diverse student population that reflects the communities it serves, graduates are equipped with practical skills, essential knowledge and creative capabilities. The School’s research environment is characterised by a vibrant, supportive community of research leaders, with internationally recognized expertise across a broad range of disciplines.

Deakin is seeking candidates with high-level, strategic leadership skills and a demonstrated capacity to positively influence and inspire the activities of colleagues and stakeholders. They will be well-rounded scholars with a track-record of exceptional and collaborative research leadership and the ability to drive research excellence, along with the ability to create a vibrant student environment and to develop innovative curricula to prepare students for an ever changing workplace while equipping students to be creative and globally engaged thinkers. The successful candidate will also be externally engaged and understand the ever-growing need for universities to work in partnership with community, industry, and government for the benefit of students and research.

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, Thursday 23rd December 2021