Associate Dean Education

Melbourne, Australia
23 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Drive learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry engagement for the discipline
  • Bundoora West Campus
  • Full time - 3 year fixed-term position with underlying on-going position
  • Academic Level D/E, $183,478 p.a plus 17% super

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

The College of Design and Social Context encompasses RMIT Universitys renowned art, architecture, design, built environment, communication, and social science disciplines.

The School of Education is one school within the College of Design and Social Context and offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in education, pre-service teacher education, early childhood education, educational research, professional learning and short courses.

About the Role

This position is a critical leadership and management role in the school, responsible for driving L&T quality, research relevance and industry engagement for the discipline. You will be accountable for providing strategic and academic leadership and management to the discipline, consistent with the University and College strategic plans and objectives, and for contributing at a senior level to the strategic planning and development of the school.

This is an integrated leadership role that includes learning & teaching, research and industry engagement.

About You

You will have strong leadership skills and experience in initiating, leading and running academic teams and projects in a collegiate environment to deliver strategic objectives. You will also demonstrate capacity to think strategically and to act tactically based on organisational priorities and objectives. Proven understanding of financial management, academic management and good governance in a University context will be important to your success in this role.


Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to build transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices

RMIT Employee Benefits

To Apply

Please go to our careers page and enter job# 579900. If you have further queries, please contact Prof Andrea Chester 613+9925 6580 or email:

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Associate Dean Education position description.

Applications close on 22 September 2019.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

*This role is only open to Australian residents*

Please note that your substantive Associate Professor / Professor position will be assessed in line with your skills and experience. A position description for the substantive role will be available upon request.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

RMIT was named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in 2018 based on significant progress made in 2017, and Gold Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in recognition of our commitment to celebrating the diverse genders, sexes and sexualities (DGSS) of our community.