Head of School, Humanities

Hobart, Australia
01 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Seeking inspiring, engaging and visionary leader  
  • Hobart, Tasmania

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is activating a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social and culture future of Tasmania and, from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. The School of Humanities within the College of Arts, Law and Education, comprises of a rich and diverse body of disciplines that contribute to an understanding of humanity across space and time and develop the key skills of literacy and critical thinking.

Our programs in English, Global Cultures and Languages, History and Classics, and Philosophy and Gender Studies provide opportunities to interpret human culture and behaviour, from different perspectives and periods, and to understand your own experience, identity and values. Our School’s programs contribute significantly to the University of Tasmania’s internationally acclaimed research culture. As a leading international centre of excellence in interdisciplinary and applied humanities research, the School’s programs are globally respected for the calibre of research conducted by staff and students, as well as the quality of teaching and learning programs, which provide a rich platform for future inspiration.

This exciting opportunity will suit an accomplished academic leader or an academic with recognised leadership attributes seeking a management and administrative challenge. The Head of School contributes high level knowledge and experience, energy and distinguished leadership attributes in the pursuit of excellence and achievement demonstrated through experience in developing and leading academic staff and programs and translating strategy to positive outcomes. You will have a record of research and expertise in an area of the School’s programs; management expertise, including sound people, resource and financial management skills; and academic experience and qualifications commensurate with this senior academic level.

How to apply:

  • To apply online, please provide a comprehensive resume giving details of relevant achievements in recent positions as well as academic and professional qualifications, a covering letter that demonstrates how you meet each of the essential requirements, details of your latest remuneration package notice period and names of two referees, together with a brief statement of the capacity in which they have known you. We will not contact your referees without your express permission.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Graham Poskitt, People & Wellbeing Manager, College of Arts, Law and Education, graham.poskitt@utas.edu.au or 6226 7879.
  • Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying2 for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Monday 7 October 2019, 11:55 pm

Please note this position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.