April 2, 2013

Seeking Head of School

The University of Newcastle, Australia

The University of Newcastle aspires to be a global leader in each of its spheres of achievement. Through engagement with partners, the University will deliver world-class innovation to support the development of strong regional communities.

Under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Caroline McMillen, the University of Newcastle is embarking on an ambitious new strategic plan, NeW Directions 2013–2015. Delivery of the goals and targets in this plan will require an outstanding leadership team.

The Faculty of Education and Arts is seeking an exceptional head of school for its School of Creative Arts. This position will drive the development and advancement of the school, to continue to build a contemporary school equipped to address global challenges and support the Faculty to achieve growth and quality outcomes in teaching, research and innovation.

The successful candidate will be a strategic and inspirational leader who, by ensuring efficient and effective planning and operation of the School, will play a key role in positioning their school, and the university, to meet their strategic objectives, and build on strong records of achievement. The university would welcome applicants who are practice-led, and context-dependent in their research and education approach.

An ability to mentor staff and assist in staff development will be essential along with a track record of securing significant external research funding and a national and international research profile.

Candidates will show evidence of outstanding research and scholarly activity, including a substantial research publication record and a research trajectory. The successful candidate will demonstrate success in developing and enhancing external partnerships and collaborations that are relevant to their field, with attendant skills of resourcefulness, enterprise, and interpersonal communication.

Initial enquiries, in confidence, should be made to Dr Rosalind De Sailly on +61 (0) 414 574 945 or email [email protected].

An information booklet containing selection criteria will be provided to interested candidates.

The University of Newcastle values equity and diversity.

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