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Recent Appointments: Dean of FASS, University of Sydney

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Congratulations to Professor Lisa Adkins on being appointed to Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The University of Sydney.

The Dean role has a significant remit and is a member of the University Executive, contributing to whole-of-University policy and strategy. At a time of leadership renewal and consolidation at the University and in the Faculty, the Dean will design and implement a creatively proactive response to the unique challenges and opportunities faced by the sector.


About the Faculty

Ranked 23rd in the world for studies in arts and humanities (QS 2021), the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the University of Sydney is disciplinarily comprehensive with a galvanising vision for the social relevance of the humanities and social sciences in the 21st century.

FASS staff and students

Home to 6 Schools (Economics; Languages and Cultures; Literature, Art and Media; Philosophical and Historical Inquiry; Social and Political Sciences; Education and Social Work) as well as a diverse set of research centres, institutes, networks, and groups, including the renowned Sydney College of the Arts, the Faculty offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of arts and social sciences subjects in Australia, and is in a strong financial position. The flagship themes in the Faculty’s FutureFix research program engage with a range of contemporary issues including environmental humanities, politics in a post-truth society, poverty and economic development, the social impact of technology, community-led research, and many more.