Head of School, School of Design and the Built Environment


Job No: CURTIN416

Location: Perth

Full-time, up to 5 years fixed term with the potential of a further 3 years in an academic position within the School of Design and the Built Environment

$188, 736 + 10% Head of School allowance, and 17% superannuation (effective 18th February 2019)

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners, and is a major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

Curtin is a large, culturally diverse university spread across multiple campuses and countries, with many others joining us online. To connect us across these diverse locations, we will provide work and study environments that are inclusive and collaborative.

Over the next four years, Curtin University will continue to improve employment experiences and outcomes for all staff, built on our already well-embedded principles of fairness and respect. In particular, we aim to markedly improve in the areas of gender equity and Indigenous inclusion, and to empower our staff to lead as part of a strong values-led organisation.

Your new team

Curtin’s School of Design and the Built Environment delivers teaching and research that values design, sustainability and community development; encourages individual approaches to visual ideas; and celebrates future possibilities.

Explore some more https://humanities.curtin.edu.au/schools/design-built-environment/

Your new role

The Head of School role is an outstanding opportunity for a motivating leader to inspire excellence and continuous improvement in learning and teaching, research and innovation, engagement and impact within the School. A commitment to leadership and staff development is considered essential for a role of this magnitude.

Please follow the instructions on how to apply below to access the Academic Role Statement.

You will bring to the role

You will demonstrate the passion and vision to engage academic and non-academic colleagues, students and industry partners in long-term strategies focussed on outcomes and excellence aligned with those of the Faculty and the University.

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Humanities you will provide strong strategic leadership and operational management in overseeing the delivery of innovative teaching and world-class research that fosters collaboration both within the School and between the School and other areas of the University, and builds Curtin’s domestic and international standing. You will champion the advancement of deep relationships with relevant government, business and, professional bodies and with the wider community.

Time spent in industry will be your competitive edge and your professional practice experience will enable you to lead and position the School, as a collaborative innovation centre in sustainability, design and the built environment professions.

You will exemplify and promote Curtin’s values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Excellence and Impact, and you will encourage and promote the demonstration of these values in others to foster a collegial and inclusive culture within the School of Design and the Built Environment and in your wider Curtin and community relationships.

What we offer you

The position offers an exciting career path including the opportunity to play a leading role within an innovative, progressive and outwardly-focused Humanities faculty that makes real-world differences, in a University with a clear vision and mission for the future. The University encourages and promotes opportunities to engage with industry, with academic peers, with international partners and across its global network of campuses.

For details of Curtin’s employee benefits please visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

What we need from you

You are encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria which can be found in the Academic Role Statement, and to provide a full academic CV.

Please follow the instructions on how to apply below to access the Academic Role Statement.

Applications close: 8pm (AWST) Sunday, 10th March 2019.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised close date.

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Denise Mannix - People Business Partner, Talent Acquisition

Phone: 08 9266 4386

Email: denise.mannix@curtin.edu.au


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.

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