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Associate Dean (Interaction, Technology & Information)

Melbourne, Australia
Closing date
21 May 2024

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  • A leadership opportunity is available in the newly established Discipline of Interaction, Technology & Information in the School of Computing Technologies
  • 1 x Full time, fixed term (3 year Associate Dean appointment) with underlaying ongoing position
  • Remuneration at Academic Level D or E

About the Role

As the Associate Dean, you will be a critical member of the School of Computing Technologies leadership team, providing senior leadership for the Interaction, Technology & Information Discipline. You will manage staff in the Discipline, and will drive their academic and research performance. As a newly established Discipline, encompassing Human-Computer Interaction, Information Interaction and Retrieval, and Computer Science Education, you will help to shape the vision and composition of this area.

Furthermore, this role will see you:

  • Lead, influence, develop and manage strategy and change to achieve the School's vision of transformation in education and research
  • Delivering, in collaboration with other discipline members, best of class student experience by embracing interactive, digitally enabled student-centred learning experiences and identifying and implementing innovative learning & teaching initiatives
  • Play a pivotal role in the School's leadership team, leading and managing staff within the Discipline and working collaboratively with the Dean to enable the future of the School and the STEM College
  • Present strong interpersonal and work in collaboration with the Dean and the broader community to foster a culture of progression to enable delivery on the College research, learning and teaching strategies

About the School

The School of Computing Technologies (SCT) is a centre for digital innovation, world class research, and education in STEM via streamlined collaboration across relevant disciplines. The School is led by the Dean, School of Computing Technologies, and has three disciplines: Interaction, Technology & Information, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security & Software Systems.

Our PhD students and faculty conduct world leading research in many areas of Computing, including in: Artificial Intelligence, Search and Recommendation, Human-Computer Interaction, Data Science, Machine Learning, Big Data Analysis, Distributed Computing and Cybersecurity.

We have recently redesigned our undergraduate programs to provide a common foundation in programming for all SCT undergraduates. Our approach is centred on an innovative Bootcamp2Studio model that makes use of immersive and challenge-based pedagogy to drive higher-level learning.

SCT will further fast-track digital innovation across all College teaching programs and elevate our external position as a leader in technology and digital innovation. In addition, the School's leadership is tasked with the significant responsibility of building the architecture and capability to position RMIT with a supercomputer capacity and a world class digital learning lab which will support interisciplinary activities, including integration of augmented reality and other advanced technologies into teaching.

The strong focus on technology led by the School of Computing Technologies will drive the development of new capability platforms, support broad cross-discipline collaboration where computing disciplines can play key roles, and enable the ability for RMIT to be embedded within impactful industry-focused projects and leading local and international research organisations.


Tertiary qualifications (including a PhD) in a relevant Computing discipline with knowledge and achievements that meet RMIT's Associate Professor or Professorial criteria.
Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link at the top of this page.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Senior Advisor, Aleks at

Please note, if you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click 'apply' and you will be redirected to RMIT's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

Applications close on Tuesday, 21st May.

About RMIT University

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 96,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. The University's mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students to prepare them for life and work.

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