Head, School of Engineering

Hobart, Australia
18 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • State-wide and based in Hobart
  • Full-time, five-years fixed-term appointment
  • Appointment at Level D or Level E

Combine vision, drive, and outstanding leadership to inspire a team to refresh and enhance the Engineering School’s distinctive and vibrant presence across Tasmania with local, national, and international impact.

The Head of School of Engineering will have a key strategic role providing leadership across all streams of activity, including engagement with communities that define the School’s purpose; research; learning and teaching; and associated professional activities. Working collaboratively within the College of Sciences and Engineering and across the University, the Head of School will engage team members in transformational change and innovation.

The Head of School will provide exceptional academic, strategic, and operational direction across the School’s student experience, learning and teaching, and research outcomes, while proactively building industry and community engagement. The Head of School will bring expertise, enthusiasm, and highly developed leadership and management skills.

We are looking for an authentic leader with senior academic and/or professional experience, who is caring, people-centred, empathic, and ready to work with an established team. This challenge requires a logical, critical, and creative thinker, a planner and someone who understands the big picture, makes evidence-based decisions, and executes strategic initiatives effectively in a supportive and inclusive environment. A key to success is understanding the needs of industry, and the School’s capacity to engage effectively with Tasmanian industry futures.

Applications will be supported with evidence of leading transformative change agendas; the translation of strategy to outcomes; resource and financial management, along with a distinguished record of research and academic experience, and qualifications commensurate with this senior appointment.

Australian citizenship, permanent residence, or a current valid visa relevant to this role is required.

The University’s Statement of Values indicates a commitment to ‘working from the strength that diversity brings’. The University is anxious to work towards fulfilling that commitment through its recruitment policies and practices. Equity and diversity will be considered in the selection process.

For confidential enquiries and a copy of the position description, please contact Ruth Hayes, Executive Search Consultant on 0418 456 040 or via email: ruth.hayes@felixconsulting.com.au

Please do not apply for this position online via the UTAS Career page.

Applications close: 11:55 pm, Sunday 24th January 2021.