Dean, Learning and Teaching

Brisbane, Australia
04 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Griffith Business School (GBS) delivers outstanding business education and research through engagement with industry, government and the local communities we serve. The work we do aims to contribute to a prosperous, equitable and sustainable future.

The opportunity

The Dean (Learning and Teaching) is a key leadership role within the University and is responsible for the provision of leadership of learning and teaching and the student experience, including student retention, graduate outcomes and student equity within the Business Group. The position will develop learning and teaching strategies to ensure the Group continues to strengthen its performance in learning and teaching.

The Dean (Learning and Teaching) reports to the Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) and works closely with other portfolio Deans, as well as Heads of Departments across the Group to integrate learning and teaching, research staffing strategies and operations. As a Professor, the substantive position will include research/scholarship, HDR supervision and professional engagement in an area relevant to the strengths of the Business Group.

This is a full time, fixed term appointment for five years as Dean (Learning and Teaching), with an underlying substantive full time, continuing Professorial position. The primary campus location will be negotiated with the successful candidate but regular travel across the University's campuses will be required.

About you

Being strategic and able to lead academic and professional staff, the successful applicant will demonstrate that she or he is a high calibre academic leader who can further enhance the School's profile in teaching and scholarship. The ideal candidate will have a track record of international excellence in research/scholarship, teaching and learning, academic leadership, and professional engagement. The successful candidate will bring ambition, creativity, and passion to a university that is developing rapidly and that is committed to making a difference in the communities we serve.

Salary range

An attractive salary package will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to apply

Griffith University is working in partnership with UniRecruit to find outstanding candidates for this role. Further information is available on the UniRecruit website or by contacting Graham MacAulay, +61 (0)419 704 686 or Ann Newton, +61 (0)412 358 234.

All applications should be emailed to UniRecruit's Graham MacAulay at

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Closing date: Thursday 29 August 2019 at 5 pm AEST.