Head, School of Information and Communication Studies

Bathurst / Wagga Wagga, Australia
$191,806 - $239,758 AUD pa
31 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Actively shape the future strategic direction of the School
  • Lead the delivery of high-quality and impactful research and teaching
  • Enjoy great regional lifestyle benefits

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to 5 years - renewable), Full Time
  • Senior remuneration package in the range of $191,806 - $239,758 AUD pa
  • Bathurst or Wagga Wagga (relocation allowance provided)

As the Head of School, you will be accountable to the Executive Dean for the performance of the school in learning and teaching, research productivity and financial and resource management. You will be responsible for driving growth and development and enhancing the profile and research impact of the School and University by fostering linkages and relationships with industry, government, the professions and community.

Continuing to build on a high-performance people culture, you will also provide leadership, guidance and mentorship to ensure academic achievement and the delivery of high-quality courses.

This position may be renewed by mutual agreement and in accordance with the Charles Sturt University Executive Remuneration and Appointment Policy.

This position may be offered with an underlying substantive academic appointment at Level D or E as appropriate.

To be successful you will have:

  • A PhD in a cognate discipline relevant to the School.
  • Demonstrated success in the leadership and management of teaching and learning and the delivery of a positive student experience.
  • Demonstrated success at improving research productivity and quality, including implementation of strategies for securing external research funding.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and develop academic and professional staff, operate within set budget parameters and deliver identified performance outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in academic management with sound decision-making skills and the ability to work autonomously to enable effective management of a multi-disciplinary program.
  • A track record of excellence in teaching and research, including recognition as a leading authority in a relevant discipline, and demonstrated leadership and service to the profession.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Arts and Education is one of three Faculties within the University. Six Schools and Centres offer a diversity of courses in information and communication studies, education, social work, the arts and theology.

The School of Information and Communication Studies fosters an informed community of information, library, archives, records and communication professionals. The School is the leading provider in library and information education in Australia and one of the largest in the world. Communication students explore storytelling as a multitude of possibilities in an ever-changing cultural and technological landscape. Strong industry links and affiliations ensure ongoing relevance in course design, state of the art facilities, national and international recognition of staff and students and high rates of graduate employment outcomes.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the Applicant Information Brochure or by contacting:

Professor John McDonald | Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts and Education | johnmcdonald@csu.edu.au | Ph: +61 2 6933 4137

Closing Date: 11 pm, 30 April 2023