Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning for Arts, Humanities, Psychology, and Social Sciences

Joondalup/Mount Lawley, Australia
$149,267 to $191,335 pa, Plus Associate Dean Allowance $19,134 Plus 17% Superannuation
02 May 2022
End of advertisement period
29 May 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • Significant academic leadership role for 3+ years
  • Underlying continuing professorial appointment
  • Requires strategic vision, inclusive values, and team building

Ensure excellence in student learning and contribute to leadership across all aspects of School performance

Associate Dean Teaching & Learning ECU’s School of Arts and Humanities is at the start of an exciting period of innovation, with ambitious goals for excellence in research, teaching and engagement aligned with ECU’s strategic vision. We seek to appoint an outstanding academic to serve as Associate Dean Teaching and Learning, one of four new Associate Dean appointments currently being made in the School. These appointees will work with the new Executive Dean, Professor Matthew Allen, to form a high-achieving senior academic leadership team, enabling the school to sustain a strong culture of scholarly excellence and socially just inclusion, as well as setting and achieving the School’s strategic objectives.

As Associate Dean Teaching & Learning you will be a member of the School’s Executive and have significant delegated authority to lead the School’s pursuit of enhanced teaching and learning opportunities, develop sustainable innovations in course offerings, and provide greater flexible and online educational opportunities. You will be part of the shared strategic leadership of the School and will make valuable contributions to all aspects of School performance.

The School is one of the largest in the university, spanning diverse professional and academic disciplines including Art and Design, Criminology, Humanities, Media and Communication, Psychology and Counselling, Social Sciences, and Social and Youth Work. The School operates across three campuses, with more than 100 academic and professional staff, and has a strong online education presence. The diversity of the School is a strength, enabling interdisciplinary innovation, a sustainable financial platform, and many opportunities for collaborations with industry and community.

Arts and Humanities will be part of ECU’s move to the visionary City Campus in the Perth CBD in 2025.  It is an important partner in research and teaching in regional Western Australia, including being a part of the new University Department of Rural Health. It is involved in several ARC-funded research projects and contributes to University Strategic Research initiatives including the Centre for People, Place, & Planet. Our courses consistently outperform national averages in student satisfaction, and we were Australia’s top public university for teaching quality in 2020 (QILT 2020).

If you are an enterprising, team-oriented, and strategic-minded academic leader who would like to join this dynamic School and contribute to its success, whilst developing your own leadership career, then we would welcome your application.

If successful, you will be appointed to a continuing academic position as Professor or Associate Professor within the School and serve an initial term of three years as Associate Dean (with the opportunity for a further three-year term).

How to apply

For further information and to submit your application, please visit ECU Employment Opportunities

You are encouraged to contact Professor Matthew Allen (Executive Dean Arts and Humanities) ( to discuss your application prior to applying.

Applications close on Sunday May 29, 2022, at 11:30 pm AWST.