Headquartered in Adelaide, Flinders University is charting a course to become an Australian top ten university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences has a long-standing history and outstanding reputation as a national and international leader in the creative arts, with activity encompassing teaching and research in history and archaeology, social sciences, language, literature and culture. We aim to help understand the world and to shape it for the better.
Recognising that exceptional people are the key to our success, we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join our new leadership team in the strategically important and highly influential position of Dean (People and Resources) in the College.
About the role
This exciting leadership position will drive innovation within the College to ensure that the research and educational objectives of the College are achieved. Reporting to the College Vice-President and Executive Dean, Professor Vanessa Lemm, the successful candidate will be ambitious, a proven academic performer and skilled in the development and leadership of academic staff and resources.
Flinders’ bold vision, captured by our Strategic Plan Making a Difference — The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.
The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences houses four Teaching Programs/Research Sections: Performing and Creative Arts; History and Archaeology; Language, Literature and Culture; and Social Sciences. It is also home of the Tjilbruke Indigenous Studies and Research group. The expert scholars of the College are known for their innovative contribution to teaching and research that address some of the most pressing social problems of today and tomorrow. Informed by the University’s core values and ethos of being student-centred and having integrity, courage, innovation, and excellence, the College’s Research Themes are: Creativity; Ethical Futures Australia; Inequality, and Posthumanities.
The right person
If you are ambitious, visionary, and want to make a difference we would like to hear from you.
- The right person brings academic standing commensurate with a professorial appointment.
- Success in the role requires leadership abilities in translating strategic objectives into operational outcomes, particularly in the planning and allocation of resources to build opportunities for research, education, university engagement and impact, across multiple disciplines. These abilities may have been developed in a head of school or department or similar position, creating plans, building capability and culture for academic success and a student-focused environment.
- The role requires excellent team-working skills, emotional intelligence, and collegial and respectful working relationships with academic and professional staff.
Submitting an application
To obtain the candidate brochure, and for a confidential discussion, please contact the search firm assisting Flinders University, Dr. Rosalind De Sailly and Ruth Beran via email FlindersDeanPR@desailly.com.au
Applications must be lodged via FlindersDeanPR@desailly.com.au
Applications should consist of:
- A candidate statement of no more than four pages that outlines your motivation for the role, what you will bring to the position taking into account the selection criteria, and what you feel you would accomplish in light of the College’s strategic priorities.
- A full curriculum vitae detailing qualifications, full employment history and relevant achievements
- Names and contact details of at least three potential referees, one of which must be your current supervisor. These referees will not be contacted without the prior consent of the candidate.
Applications close: midnight on 24 November 2019. Prospective applicants are encouraged to have a confidential discussion early in the process.
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