January 13, 2022

Head of Fine Art Department

Monash University Art Design & Architecture

Hanyue (Hanna) Zhang, Radon-222, 2021.

Belle Bassin, Glass, 2016. Photo: Christian Capurro.

Join a renowned and highly progressive experimental art school. Foster interdisciplinary collaboration and excellence in research and teaching. Lead a stellar group of artists in this key role.

As Australia’s largest university, Monash comprises a diverse range of inspiring individuals with a combined sense of purpose and a desire to create positive global impact through education and research. The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) is an open, connected community of creative thinkers, makers and professional practitioners who tackle urgent issues together. Fine Art at MADA has created an intense interdisciplinary community for students and researchers that is inclusive, diverse, critical and impactful and operates across a breadth of areas.

As the Head of Fine Art, you will be responsible for advancing the contribution of the Department and championing art for the creative enrichment and cultural sustainability of our communities. Leading an outstanding team of artists, curators and theorists, the role will shape the art school for ongoing vitality and financial sustainability in a highly competitive art education environment. You will be a key member of the Faculty Executive reporting to the Dean of Monash Art, Design and Architecture.

With a thorough understanding of the higher education context, you will foster engagement by Fine Art across the university including the development of interdisciplinary activities and lead the department’s dialogue and practice with external partners. Monash University is seeking an exceptional leader, with a doctoral qualification or equivalent accreditation and extensive experience as a creative practitioner. You will be an individual who inspires others, with a strong vision for the role of Fine Art in a comprehensive university.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity & inclusion, equality, fairness and openness. Monash respects and values the diversity of their staff—who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, of all genders, who are of diverse gender identities, sexes and sexualities, who have a disability, ongoing medical or mental health condition and who are parents or carers.

The appointment will be a continuing appointment in the Department of Fine Art and will include the role of Head of Department for an initial period of three years with the opportunity for renewal (up to five years).

For more information visit our website. Applications close: Sunday January 30, 2022.

To apply please visit here, select "apply online" using reference MONhda1221, addressing your cover letter with key selection criteria, and resume to Sharyn Gowans of Fisher Leadership, or call T +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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