Dean of School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Hawthorn, Australia
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Key leadership role
  • Promote innovation and excellence across T&L and research
  • Executive Level E with additional loading

About Swinburne

Swinburne University of Technology, located in Melbourne, Australia is one of the world’s top 400 universities according to the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities. This reflects the Swinburne’s strong commitment to quality education, innovative pedagogy and learning pathways that help students to achieve their potential.

Located within the Faculty of Health Arts and Design, the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities comprises Film and Animation, Media and Communication, Education and Social Sciences departments together with highly successful Centre for Urban Transitions. It has a broad and rich course and research portfolio and shares an emphasis on innovation, communicating knowledge and engaging with industry, community and government. With more than 100 academic staff it is one of Swinburne’s largest and most diverse schools.

About the Role

Reporting to the Executive Dean, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, the Dean will be responsible for the leadership of the School including the formulation and implementation of the strategic, academic and business plans. A critical people leadership position, the Dean will promote innovation and excellence in teaching and learning as well as the promotion of research excellence across the School and through collaboration across the university.

Skills and Experience

The appointee will be a progressive academic thinker capable of envisaging and leading an Arts school that is flexible, innovative and highly engaged. Naturally they will have outstanding research and management experience as well as demonstrating a highly collegial style and understanding of a range of teaching modes. Furthermore, they will possess the ability to further develop the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities’ strong links to industry and grow its external profile. 

How to Apply

For further information please contact Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group, by phone: +61 3 9654 3288 or email

Please note any direct applications to Swinburne will be redirected to INSIGHT Group for consideration. 

Applications close: Friday 30th November at 5pm 2018