Dean and Head of the School of Education

Launceston, Australia
18 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Ranked in the top two percent of universities worldwide and in the top ten research universities in Australia, the University of Tasmania has a strong and distinctive Tasmanian identity which underpins teaching and research that is international in scope, vision, and standards. The closeness of our relationship with Tasmania defines us as an institution, our strength and character generated by the interplay between serving our community and being the best university we can be.

The University is seeking to appoint an accomplished academic leader as Dean and Head of the School of Education within the College of Arts, Education, and Law. The School has a strong reputation for the provision of leading education research and the preparation of educators and provides research and teaching strengths in maths and science, and online learning, and emerging areas of research in rural and regional education, arts education, and educational leadership. The School and its graduates shape state and national policy in education and provide leadership and key contributions to community activity and discussions of educational significance.

The Dean and Head of School of Education is a key strategic role providing leadership across all streams of activity, primarily: engagement with the communities that define the School’s purpose; research and research training; learning and teaching; and associated professional activity. The Dean contributes high-level knowledge and experience, energy, and distinguished leadership attributes to the pursuit of excellence and achievement of the strategic aims of the School, College, and University. The Dean will lead the continued growth and advancement of relationships within the University, the state of Tasmania, nationally and internationally with relevant professional groups, government, and communities. A key priority is the impact of the School on teacher education and school education policy at all levels and in turn, its contribution to the University’s success in its mission to raise education participation and attainment levels across Tasmania.

The successful candidate will bring academic leadership experience, the expertise to successfully manage an integrated research and teaching effort whilst fostering a culture of high performance, and demonstrated success in the translation of strategy to outcomes. Reporting to the Executive Dean and PVC of the College, the Dean and Head of School is a member of the College Leadership Team and plays a key role in determining and managing the strategic priorities of the College and in the contribution of the School to the achievement of these priorities. Based in Launceston, the position will also spend time on the University’s Hobart and Burnie campuses in delivering the key accountabilities and outcomes of the role. The appointee will also oversee the relocation of the School of Education into the new $260 million campus at Inveresk, where there will be customized state of the art facilities for Education.

For further information or to apply for the role, please contact Lara Connolly at Perrett Laver on +61 2 8354 4025 or at

Applications close on Tuesday 16th October at noon AEST.  

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and support covering letter at quoting reference number 3795 before Tuesday 16th October at noon AEST.

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