Head of School, School of Education

Newcastle, Australia
Mar 09, 2020
End of advertisement period
Apr 09, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Newcastle is a research- intensive University that stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to excellence, widening participation and equity, while creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact. Currently ranked 207th in the world by QS World University Rankings, the University of Newcastle is consistently ranked within Australia’s top 10 universities.

The Faculty of Education and Arts has the mission to serve their communities by being an international leader in teaching, research and innovation in Creative Industries, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, an exciting career opportunity exists for an innovative and visionary leader to shape a contemporary School of Education while pursuing an ambitious agenda to position the University as a leader in education research and teaching.

The School of Education is one of Australia’s largest providers of teacher education programs and is in the top 150 Education Schools, as rated by the QS World University Rankings by Subject. With an excellent reputation for its strong engagement within the Education sector, the School’s vision is to develop the next generation of teachers, leaders and scholars to guide the future of Education across Australia and the world.

The University is seeking a leader with an outstanding record of scholarship and/or relevant research, teaching and engagement coupled with a commitment to equity and social justice. An ability to inspire and motivate a large team, while displaying openness and resilience to change, should be coupled with a focus on contemporary, collaborative approaches to teaching and curriculum development that encompass online and digital mediums. A student-focused approach and commitment to pastoral care is also key to success.

If you are a strategic leader with a passion for delivering world class innovation of global significance in Education, then we would like to hear from you.

For confidential enquiries and to request a copy of the candidate information booklet, please contact Janine Fitzgerald on +61 424 164 765 or at jfitzgerald@robinsonfitzgerald.com.au or Kate Robinson on +61 409 769 560 or at krobinson@robinsonfitzgerald.com.au quoting reference number RF0087.

Applications close 9th April.

Please note any direct applications to the University of Newcastle will be redirected.