Head of Department, Fine Art

Melbourne, Australia
22 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • Join a renowned and highly progressive experimental art school
  • Foster interdisciplinary collaboration and excellence in research and teaching
  • Lead a stellar group of artists in this key role

The University

As Australia’s largest university, Monash comprises a diverse range of inspiring individuals with a combined sense of purpose and a desire to create positive global impact through education and research. The Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) is an open, connected community of creative thinkers, makers and professional practitioners who tackle urgent issues together. Fine Art at MADA has created an intense interdisciplinary community for students and researchers that is inclusive, diverse, critical and impactful and operates across a breadth of areas.

The Opportunity

As the Head of Fine Art, you will be responsible for advancing the contribution of the Department and championing art for the creative enrichment and cultural sustainability of our communities. Leading an outstanding team of artists, curators and theorists, the role will shape the art school for ongoing vitality and financial sustainability in a highly competitive art education environment. You will be a key member of the Faculty Executive reporting to the Dean of Monash Art, Design and Architecture.

The appointment will be a continuing appointment in the Department of Fine Art and will include the role of Head of Department for an initial period of three years with the opportunity for renewal (up to 5 years).

About you

With a thorough understanding of the higher education context, you will foster engagement by Fine Art across the university including the development of interdisciplinary activities and lead the department’s dialogue and practice with external partners. Monash University is seeking an exceptional leader, with a doctoral qualification or equivalent accreditation and extensive experience as a creative practitioner. You will be an individual who inspires others, with a strong vision for the role of Fine Art in a comprehensive university.

For more information visit: monash.edu

Applications close: Sunday, 30 Jan 2022

To apply - Please submit a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria, and a resume including your research profile and exhibition history. Go to https://fisherleadership.com/ and click ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference MONhda1221. For further information call +61 1300 347 437 or contact Sharyn Gowans at Fisher Leadership for a confidential discussion.