Head Of School, School Of Social Sciences

at University of Western Australia

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

School of Social Sciences

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of the prestigious Group-of-Eight research-intensive Universities. With a reputation for international excellence and ranked in the top 100 Universities in the world, UWA's continued success is on target for its longer term goal of reaching the world top 50 by 2050.

The School of Social Sciences comprises a diverse range of disciplines, including Anthropology and Sociology, Archaeology, Asian Studies, Linguistics, Media and Communication, and Political Science and International Relations. It has a reputation for teaching excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The School offers 10 undergraduate majors in the Bachelor of Arts, and a growing number of Masters, by coursework programs in areas such as International Relations, Heritage Studies, Public Policy and Strategic Communication.

The School has a vibrant research culture and hosts a number of research centres and clusters. These include the Centre for Rock Art Research and Management, the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, the Centre for Forensic Anthropology, and the Migration, Mobilities and Belonging Research Cluster. The School is also closely linked to the UWA Public Policy Institute, the African Research and Engagement Centre, the US Asia Centre and the Berndt Museum of Anthropology. There is also a close engagement with community, industry and government, particularly in the areas of heritage management, migration studies, public policy and international affairs.

About the opportunity

The position of Head of School for the School of Social Science is an opportunity for an outstanding academic to provide leadership and implementation of the School's academic strategy and objectives.

Reporting to the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, you will play a key role in the Faculty Executive team, promoting co-ordinated strategic academic development.

For further information regarding the position please contact:

Professor Matthew Tonts, Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education on +61 8 6488 2683 or matthew.tonts@uwa.edu.au

Additional information is contained in the Candidate Brochure: Download File Candidate Brochure - Head - School of Social Sciences.pdf

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How to Apply: Please apply online via the Apply Now Button.

This position is open to international applicants.

Closing Date: Friday, 19 July 2019

Diversity and Inclusion

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).


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