Dean and Head of School, Graduate School of Education

Perth, Australia
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Graduate School of Education

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 Graduate School of Education (GSE) at UWA is an international leader in the field of education. The School’s flagship teaching programs are the two year accredited Master of Teaching, which covers early childhood through to secondary education, and the Doctor of Education (EdD) for experienced teachers and leaders in related fields. The School also has offerings in other areas, including the Master of Educational Leadership, and higher research qualifications such as the PhD. Masters and doctoral programs are offered in Singapore as well as Perth, and are delivered face-to-face with online support.

The GSE is well regarded not only for the high quality of its teaching, but also its outstanding research. It has a large community of higher degree by research students, highly productive research groups, and strong international partnerships. Education achieved a ranking of ‘4’ (above world standard) in the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) assessment in 2015, and in the 2017 ARWU rankings was rates in the top 100 in this area.

About the opportunity

The position of the Dean and Head of School, Graduate School of Education 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 coordinated 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

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This position is open to international applicants.

Closing Date: Monday, 14 January 2019

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

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 Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.