Head, School of Communication

Brisbane, Australia
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

QUT is an ambitious university, focused on providing an outstanding ‘real-world’ education to nearly 50,000 students. One of the nation’s fastest growing research universities, QUT achieves excellence through world-class research by delivering solutions to the challenges of today and into the future.

The Creative Industries Faculty (CIF) is the world’s first faculty of its kind. CIF is a leader in research excellence and offers a range of academic study programs from non-award courses through to post-graduate programs and research doctorates. CIF is externally focused, and undertakes research that is transdisciplinary, high-impact and draws upon the deep technological capabilities within the Faculty and beyond. Due to expansion and promotion QUT is seeking a new Head, School of Communication to strengthen and deepen the School’s and Faculty’s capabilities and successes.

The School encompasses the core discipline areas of Digital Media, Media & Entertainment, Journalism and Professional Communication. As Head of School, you will provide leadership to staff within the School, while contributing at Faculty leadership level. The School has an excellent track record in transdisciplinary research, and with new curriculum commencing across undergraduate and Masters’ courses in 2019 there is a great foundation on which to build further success.

The School includes the Digital Media Research Centre, a world leader in research for a creative, inclusive and fair digital media environment. You will support staff involved in research and teaching activities, drive a culture of innovation and excellence to maximise the potential for increased engagement with industry. You will lead further development of curriculum and joint course offerings, in collaboration with relevant Schools and Faculties, and be a future-focused leader.

This significant leadership role provides an outstanding career opportunity to be a part of the exciting future of CIF and QUT. The position requires an inclusive leader, with highly developed communication and organisational skills, and a demonstrated ability to engage effectively across the University and externally. 

For a confidential discussion or to request the comprehensive information booklet for the role, please contact Kate Robinson on +61 409 769 560 or via krobinson@robinsonfitzgerald.com.au or Janine Fitzgerald on +61 424 164 765 or via jfitzgerald@robinsonfitzgerald.com.au  quoting reference number RF0028. Applications will close on the 1st February 2019

More information can be found here.