Head of School: Communication, International Studies and Languages

Magill, Australia
21 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of South Australia is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.  Ranked among the world’s top 50 young universities, it is dynamic, fast changing and prepared to invest in emerging ideas.

The Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences (EASS), which has around 7000 students & 400 staff, has a commitment to social innovation and embedded creativity.  With a focus on applied research, the Division produces graduates who are creative, innovative, and career-ready professionals.

The Head of School fosters relationships with key stakeholders in the media and creative industries, cultural organisations and government agencies, and is a leader in applied problem-based research and community engagement activities. The Head of School is responsible for the academic leadership and management of the School, which has more than 2500 students and 60 staff.

The Head leads strategic development of the School’s academic offerings, research profile, industry engagement, and services to students. In addition, they will make original, innovative and distinguished contributions to scholarship, research and teaching in their discipline.

The University is seeking an imaginative and energetic researcher and leader with the capacity to bring teams together, and forge links with industry. The successful candidate should possess the ability to motivate staff, drive a performance based culture, manage budgets and engage externally, particularly with industry partners and employers.

Enquiries should be directed in confidence to Bill Kett at Heidrick & Struggles on +61 3 9012 3043.

To obtain an information pack or apply please email unisahoscomms@heidrick.com

For further information about the University please visit www.unisa.edu.au

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 28 October 2016

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