Dean and Head of School, Education

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Melbourne, Australia
19 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Lead a reinvigorated School in teaching, research and engagement
  • Further strengthen partnerships with industry stakeholders
  • Fixed term contract in conjunction with substantive academic position

About the position

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, the Dean and Head of School will lead a reinvigorated School committed to the highest standards in research and in teaching and learning. Its programs will be research-led, with a deep discipline-base, and produce outstanding teachers who are equipped to use evidence-based approaches to support learners in contemporary diverse classrooms.

The Dean and Head of School will be a member of the College Executive, and have a key leadership role for the strategic management and performance of the School’s teaching, research and engagement activities.

This position will provide support and advice to the College PVC and Vice-Chancellor on all matters relating to the School, ensuring that the School’s objectives and activities are aligned with those of the College and the University.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will possess an outstanding national and international record of achievement as an academic leader in the field of education, as well as an understanding of emerging trends in the early childhood, school and outdoor education sectors.  You will bring experience in leading successful innovation and change within a complex organisation to ensure the School transitions smoothly through this next phase of renewal.  You will be an inspiring leader with the ability to build strategic relationships with key external stakeholders and industry partners and provide leadership in the community.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits

How to apply

Closing date:  Sunday, 20 October 2019 by 11.00pm AEST.

Position Enquiries:  Professor Simon Evans, +61 3 9479 5900,

HR/Recruitment Enquiries:  Deborah Dare, Senior Recruitment Business Partner, +61 3 9479 1241 or

Further information:

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

Please scroll down to apply.

La Trobe Cultural Qualities: 
We are Accountable, We are Connected, We are Innovative, We Care

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

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