Associate Dean in Applied Chemistry & Environmental Sciences

Melbourne, Australia
$132,918 - $171,216 p.a
23 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD location
  • Full-time, 3 year Fixed-term position (March 2017 start date)
  • $132,918 - $171,216 p.a + 17% super

Our Organisation
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science at RMIT has a vibrant research culture with a significant number of ARC DECRA, ARC Future Fellow and Vice-Chancellor's postdoctoral researchers. RMIT achieved the maximum rating of 5, "well above world standard", in the last 'Excellence in Research Australia' analysis in many fields, including: Physical Chemistry, including Structural; Materials Engineering; and in Environmental Science and Management.

Undergraduate degrees are offered in: Applied Chemistry; Applied Chemistry with Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, or Business; Environmental Science; Environmental Science with Business, Environmental Engineering, or Environment and Society. We also have a thriving Postgraduate by Coursework Master of Environmental Science and Technology, together with significant Honours, Masters by Research and PhD offerings. We have an excellent relationship with our industry partners, and all of our programs offer opportunities for Work Integrated Learning, and for the Global Mobility of students. We strive to produce graduates that are job ready, underpinning industry-relevant training with a solid theoretical foundation. The discipline is also a key provider of enabling courses to other programs offered by the University.

Applied Chemistry and Environmental Science comprises 27 academic staff, several of whom are well-qualified recent appointments.

The Role

The Associate Dean Applied Chemistry & Environmental Sciences provides academic and tactical leadership for staff within the Applied Chemistry & Environmental Sciences discipline cluster. The incumbent works closely with the Deputy Dean, Learning & Teaching and the Deputy Dean, Research & Innovation to ensure that research, research training and teaching activities within the Applied Chemistry & Environmental Sciences discipline are aligned with School and College objectives, targets, standards and workload models.

Your Responsibilities

The Associate Dean is responsible for leading, managing and developing the academic staff of the Applied Chemistry & Environmental Sciences discipline to deliver on the College research and research training strategy and the College learning and teaching strategy, and to contribute to the development of the relevant disciplines and RMIT's standing in relation to them.

The position requires the incumbent to lead, influence, facilitate and mentor, as well as develop strategy, and implement and manage change. The Associate Dean is a member of the School Executive and is required to work collaboratively with all members of the School management team and with staff across the School, College and University to ensure that the School achieves its strategic objectives.

Skills & Experience Required

You will be able to demonstrate success and a standing in internationally recognised research in a scholarship relevant to the College of Science, Engineering and Health, in the relevant discipline areas. You will have a strong record of innovative teaching in a discipline relevant to the School underpinned by a deep understanding of contemporary Learning and Teaching theory. A demonstrated capacity to think strategically and to act tactically based on organisational priorities and objectives, along with a strong knowledge and understanding of relevant industry and training priorities will be essential to your success in the role.

To Apply

For further information please contact Professor Russell Crawford on +61 3 9925 1873 or visit our website at and search using job ref # 556010

Applications close on Friday 15th December 2016.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.