Head of School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Armidale, Australia
28 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

  • 3 year Executive Contract with the possibility of extension
  • Generous remuneration
  • Plus up to 17% employersuperannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance and settling in allowance provided

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education includes the School of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences and the School of Education. The Faculty aspires to lead through academic excellence in learning and teaching, research and engagement with the professions and industries; and to influence public policy, professional practice and community life across its diverse disciplines.

About the role

The Head of School is a key leadership position within the Faculty. The position reports to the Dean and has a close working relationship with all members of the Faculty senior leadership group. The position leads the School in achieving the objectives of the University strategic plan, and goals of the Faculty. The position has four broad areas of responsibility: (i) Leadership and Strategy, (ii) Teaching and Learning, (iii) Research; and (iv) people management.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have relevant qualifications with an outstanding academic record. They will be familiar with the requirements of a leadership position in the higher education sector, particularly one with a strong focus on growing online education. Ideally, they will have a strong grasp of the emotional and interpersonal components of such a role, including an understanding of academic culture as well as the ability to lead change and model resilience throughout the Faculty. In this role a strong ability to motivate, lead, coach and mentor staff constitutes one of the key skills,as does an ability to liaise and influence at all levels.

Additional information

To discuss this opportunity, please contact Professor Michael Wilmore:  phone 02 6773 5307 or email To find out more about the Faculty visit

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date:   31 March 2020

Reference No:   220029

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.