Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts and Education

Bathurst/Wagga Wagga, Australia
02 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join a values-based leadership team and organisation
  • Build the Faculty's research performance
  • Enjoy the regional lifestyle Wagga Wagga and Bathurst have to offer

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to five (5) years), Full Time
  • Executive remuneration package in the range of $303,238 to $379,048 p.a. (including 17% superannuation)
  • Bathurst or Wagga Wagga

As Executive Dean you will be accountable to the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) for the performance of the Faculty in learning and teaching, research productivity, and resource management. You will lead and manage the Faculty ensuring all areas are operating efficiently and cohesively providing a positive contribution to the mission and values of the University.

Through the leadership and guidance, the Faculty will be expected to deliver high-quality learning and teaching, impactful research and meaningful community engagement.

You will seek opportunities for the growth and development of the Faculty by developing and fostering linkages and relationships with industry, government, the professions, and community.

As a senior member of staff, you will be expected to contribute to the overall strategic development of the University.

To be successful you will have:

  • a PhD and be an established scholar of a national/international standing in a field relevant to the Faculty;
  • demonstrated capacity to strategically lead the Facultys teaching and research endeavours, aligned to the Universitys mission and strategy;
  • demonstrated transformative leadership capability, including the ability to engage staff in consultative planning to develop and implement creative and innovative solutions to challenges facing a large and diverse Faculty;
  • the ability to develop and implement effective governance frameworks for compliance with legislation, regulation, policy, professional accreditation, quality assurance, academic integrity, and the effective management of finances, resources and infrastructure;
  • demonstrated ability to develop and manage effective liaison with a variety of external organisations to build partnerships and alliances that deliver tangible benefit.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Arts and Education is one of three Faculties within the University. Eight Schools and Centres offer a diversity of courses in education, communication, creative industries, humanities, Indigenous Australian studies, Islamic studies, library and information studies, social sciences and human services, and theology.

With approximately 9,000 online students and 3,000 on-campus students , and an operating budget of approximately $35 million, the Faculty is well positioned as an innovator in online and blended learning modes. Over 200 academic staff deliver distinctive courses, and are supported by a skilled team of professional staff. On-campus courses are delivered at the Universitys Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, and Port Macquarie campuses, and at other locations including Sydney and Canberra.

Academic staff within the Faculty undertake impactful research that engages with governments and professional organisations, nationally, internationally and in regional communities, ensuring excellent supervision for Higher Degree by Research students.

Charles Sturt offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Application Requirements

Applicants are required to email the following to Rachel Lucas Consulting Search, the retained executive search firm assisting Charles Sturt University in this appointment.

  • A letter briefly describing why the position is of interest and you believe you can bring to the role.
  • A statement concisely and systematically addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • A full curriculum vitae detailing qualifications, full employment history and relevant achievements.
  • Names and contact details of at least three potential referees (these referees will not be contacted without your prior consent).

Further Information

For additional information and a confidential discussion please contact:

Dr Susan Nancarrow | Consultant, Rachel Lucas Consulting Search | susan@rlcsearch.com | Ph: +61 407 877973

Closing Date: 11 pm, 30 October 2019