Head of TD School

Sydney, Australia
01 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

UTS’s vision is to be a leading Australian public university of technology recognised for its global impact. The University is committed to practical innovation and to the development of research that benefits industry and the broader community. With a clear focus on creating and maintaining its unique position in the research landscape as a high performing university of technology, UTS has a distinct culture of research excellence, collegiality, and innovative impact.

At the TD School (formerly the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation), industry and public sector engagement are at the heart of the School’s teaching and research. With a pan university role, the TD School is independent from the University’s faculty structure. The School delivers TD elective programs to all UTS undergraduate students and is the home of the internationally acclaimed Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation degree. The TD School is also the central hub of transdisciplinary studies at UTS and has a lead role in brokering TD research across UTS through the newly established TD Co-Lab.

Reporting to the Provost, the Head of the TD School will help realise the University’s strategic direction, delivering real-world outcomes and meaningful impact within our communities and across society. The next Head will have responsibility for the strategic and academic leadership of the TD School. Innovation in academic work and futures will be an important aspect of the role, facilitating the ongoing development of people and processes through innovative, creative and entrepreneurial educational practices. The Head of the TD School will play a critical role in driving effective internal collaboration across the University and will drive engagement with industry, government, the professions and communities to maximise teaching, learning and research outcomes.

The ideal candidate for this appointment will be an outstanding transdisciplinary scholar with a genuine commitment to fostering innovative and collaborative partnerships across the University and with industry and government. Candidates with the ability to work effectively and with confidence to find the innovative spaces between the University’s disciplines are encouraged to apply for this senior leadership appointment.

Devereaux Consulting is assisting UTS with this search. For further information and a confidential conversation, please contact Jackie Besley, Managing Partner on +61 4 13 633 195 or email

Applications close Wednesday 31 August 2022.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Athena SWAN bronze award and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

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