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Professor and Head of School - School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies

Monash, Australia
$212,047 pa Level E (plus 17% employer superannuation)
Closing date
31 Jan 2024

Job Details

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $212,047 pa Level E (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Work at a Global top 50 University - live in the world’s third most liveable city
  • Join the Faculty of Arts - ranked top 5 in Australia
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them

At Monash, work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That’s why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities.

Learn more about Monash

About the Faculty of Arts

We are one of the largest, most diverse and dynamic arts faculties in Australia. Operating from a multi-campus and international platform, we pride ourselves on the research capacity of our staff, who not only work at the cutting edge in their fields but do so with passion and enthusiasm to #ChangeIt.

The School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies is one of five Schools in the Faculty of Arts. The School’s teaching covers many of the key areas of human societies and includes programs at all levels: research degrees, postgraduate coursework, and majors within the Bachelor of Arts. It forms an active research community, producing many publications for both scholarly and general audiences.

The Opportunity

We are now seeking suitable candidates to take on the leadership opportunity of Head of School for this area. As the successful incumbent you will provide strategic leadership to the School, and will be a member of the Faculty of Arts Executive, contributing to the development and operations of the Faculty. You will inspire staff with a strong vision for education, engagement and research. As the Head of School, you will be expected to deliver a vision for the development of innovative educational programmes which create excellent experiences for students, strengthen and grow the research ambitions of the School, and seek meaningful and strategic partnerships with other academic endeavours and in industry. 

You will play a leading role in driving strategic change for the humanities, including transforming our curriculum and progressing ongoing work on decolonising research and teaching; fostering stronger industry engagement in all areas; and boosting recruitment in undergraduate and masters-level programs.

In this position, you will be expected to exercise a special responsibility in providing academic leadership and in fostering excellence in research, teaching, professional activities and policy development within your academic discipline within the School, within the University and within the community, both scholarly and general.

What are we looking for?

To be successfully considered for this opportunity, you will hold a doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline and have sustained a career track record commensurate with an appointment as Professor. You will be an experienced, visionary leader who exhibits qualities of collaboration and collegiality, and who is able to unite, inspire and create an inclusive and supportive culture of high performance. You will also have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to liaise well with other academics, mentor and develop staff and represent and advocate for the School as a contributing member on various boards and committees within the Faculty and the University.

You will have a demonstrated ability to attract and encourage a culture of attracting external funding in the form of both national competitive grants and other research income and in building links with industry, government, funding and professional bodies.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

Join the pursuit of our purpose to build a better future for ourselves and our communities – #ChangeIt with us.

Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


Professor Katie Stevenson, Dean of Arts.

Contact: to make an appointment for an information conversation.

Position Description

Professor and Head of School Professor

Closing Date

Wednesday 31 January 2024, 11:55 pm AEDT

Please note: Monash University will be closed from Thursday 21 December 2023 until Monday 1 January 2024 inclusive


At Monash, the desire to make a difference informs everything we do.
But we go beyond good intentions. We make an impact, both locally and internationally. We are a global university with a presence on four continents. And our plans for the future are ambitious.


Making a difference takes energy and idealism as well as experience and wisdom. As a young university, our outlook is progressive and optimistic. We aren't mired in cynicism, tradition or convention.

We attract the best scholars, but we're not elitist. We open our doors to anyone who is prepared to work hard to make a difference.

We have seen the good achieved by Monash people in areas like green chemistry, sustainability, and accident and trauma. We are encouraged by their successes and the role we have played in them.


We have five local campuses throughout Victoria, two international locations in Malaysia and in South Africa, and centres in the People's Republic of China, Italy and India. Each provides an environment that identifies and nurtures talent – and turns that talent into ability.

We believe the best way to help our people meet the challenges they face is to provide a supportive environment. We champion and support our students so they have a memorable university experience. It's a friendly university – no matter which campus you attend.


From collaborative research opportunities, to building community relationships, our focus is always on how we can empower our people to make a positive impact on the world. Things like the bionic eye and the anti-flu drug Relenza.

Shared ambitions move us forward, faster. The more relevant, useful and powerful connections we can make, the greater our impact will be.

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