Head of School, Architecture

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
10 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2016
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia.  UTS has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion with a focus on increasing gender equity through our participation in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot of the Athena Swan program and proactive strategies, including our Women@UTS program and Research Equity Initiative. As such, female applicants are encouraged to apply.

As part of the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB) you will provide strategic leadership and overall operational management to the School of Architecture’s teaching and learning, research and external engagement programs and activities.

About the Faculty

As part of UTS’s innovative and vibrant Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, led by Professor Elizabeth Mossop, you will join a Faculty highly regarded for the quality of its courses, its excellent connections to industry, and the internationalisation of its staff and students. Its research leads the way in developing the design, architecture and built environment professions, with a particular focus on the integration of digital technologies and research into professional practice. As such, the Faculty plays a key role in UTS’s strategy to become a world-leading university of technology.

About the School

The UTS School of Architecture is a laboratory for the future of architecture and is committed to teaching, learning and research that will improve Sydney’s diverse environments through critical and creative spatial thinking. You will have the opportunity to engage in innovative practices while working with internationally recognised staff including, adjunct professors, visiting academics and guest lecturers that are actively engaged with industry as practitioners.

About the role

As Head of School, you will lead the pursuit of excellence in learning and teaching, research, engagement and the student experience.  You will develop School-wide action plans that align with UTS’s overall mission, vision and strategic goals. You will embed a continuous improvement culture that strives for excellence consistent with the UTS values, promotes Faculty collegiality, mutual trust, creativity, flexibility and innovation.

In addition, you will maintain productive relationships with industry, government, the professions, community organisations, funding bodies and other universities both nationally and internationally. You will develop new and grow existing partnerships to mutual advantage, ensure current and future relevance of the curriculum and maximise research outcomes and opportunities.

You will be a strong visionary leader who can proactively drive excellence and continuous improvement across the Faculty and the School of Architecture. The Head of School fosters a collaborative, innovative, agile and committed team environment that positively contributes to the realisation of Faculty and University goals. 

Remuneration & Benefits

A competitive salary and package will be offered.

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary.

This appointment will be on a three year fixed term, full-time basis which, on conclusion, offers reversion to a substantive Professor level position on a continuing, full time basis.

Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

Specific enquiries regarding the opportunity itself can be directed to Professor Elizabeth Mossop, Dean, on Elizabeth.Mossop@uts.edu.au.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application to IRC86596, please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria – these can be found on our website by clicking on the apply link. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Applications can be submitted via the UTS online recruitment system.

To request a copy of the Candidate Pack, make a general enquiry or for issues during application please contact Adrian Wilks in the Recruitment Team, via Adrian.Wilks@uts.edu.au or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  Monday 19th December 2016 at 11.59pm (AEST)

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.