Head of School, Information and Communication Technology

Brisbane, Australia
21 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

170 Kessels Rd, Nathan QLD 4111, Australia - Full-time

Company Description

Creating a brighter future for all

Griffith University is a progressive, values-led university dedicated to learning, leadership, and innovation. This is your chance to help us achieve our vision to transform lives and add to human knowledge and understanding in a way that creates a future that benefits all.

Since opening in 1975, Griffith has grown from one campus and 451 students to become a comprehensive, multi-campus institution, with 50,000 students and more than 200,000 graduates.

Griffith Sciences

The Griffith Sciences Group has an inherent capability to not only influence young minds, but to also guide, instruct and assist public and private enterprise, the environment, related economies and society in general. Learning and teaching remains consistent with research achievements, where students within three Schools in the Group have access to industry-leading researchers and teaching staff. The School of Information and Communication Technology understands emerging technologies and processes are an imperative towards future employment and offer study programs which will equip students for a bright future. Global research expertise in areas such as big data, coding, app development and cyber security ensure relevance in a rapidly changing world. 

Job Description

The Head of School, School of Information and Communication Technology is a key leadership role within the University and Griffith Sciences and is responsible for achieving the school’s vision and mission by providing strategic leadership and management of the performance of the School in teaching and learning, research and external engagement. Aligning activity and resources to the strategic objectives of the University is also essential.

The Head of School will work collaboratively with colleagues across the School, Group and beyond in achieving outcomes and will champion a culture of collaboration and innovation, leading to interdisciplinary opportunities in research and learning. Supporting and developing staff in leveraging opportunities for growth through excellent relationships with stakeholders, including the School’s Industry Advisory Board, will also be important.


About you

This is a significant academic role requiring contemporary leadership ability, a passion for emerging areas of interest to industry and students, and a strong focus on scholarly excellence. Highly developed communication, resource management and organisational skills should be complemented by a demonstrated ability to engage effectively across the University and externally.  A doctoral qualification in a relevant field, research expertise and proven leadership experience are essential. Industry relevant experience is welcome.

Additional information

As a values-led organisation, at Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a dynamic and strong organisational culture. We support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people. We offer:

  • mix of on campus and work from home options available and a supportive work environment.
  • salary packaging options and corporate health discounts.
  • generous leave entitlements including paid parental leave and leave loading.
  • support with future learning opportunities through our educational staff assistance scheme.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. For more information please visit our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion page.

How to apply

For confidential enquiries and to request more information about the position please contact:

  • Kate Robinson via +61 409 769 560 or krobinson@robinsonfitzgerald.com.au, or
  • Janine Fitzgerald via +61 424 164 765 or jfitzgerald@robinsonfitzgerald.com.au at Robinson Fitzgerald Executive Search quoting reference number RF0183.

Applications will close on Wednesday 22nd March 2023.

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