Dean, Faculty of Arts

Melbourne (Suburb), Greater Melbourne (Inner) (AU)
03 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Full Time

The Opportunity


With 70,000 students from more than 170 countries, Monash is Australia's largest university.  In the 50 plus years since our founding, we've built an outstanding reputation for world-leading research, quality teaching, and fostering an inspiring culture of innovation.  A member of Australia's Group of Eight research-intensive universities, we consistently rank among the top 100 universities worldwide.  Monash staff and students are characterised by their sense of purpose, their global outlook and for having the confidence and skills to make a positive change.   Monash has fostered a powerful commitment to excellence in education, measured by the highest international standards.  We are uniquely positioned to advance learning and teaching practices in a transformative way given our international profile, our reputation for the quality of our staff, our research excellence, our youth and ambition, and our unwavering commitment to influence the communities we seek to serve.   Monash's Faculty of Arts is represented locally at our Clayton and Caulfield campuses and internationally, with programs offered in Malaysia, South Africa, Italy, China and India. The Faculty features outstanding facilities including four libraries, a state-of-the-art media hub and public performance spaces.  In Australia, the Faculty is home to approximately 8,000 students and has around 400 staff. The Faculty ranks in the top 50 in the world for arts and humanities (2015/16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings).   We are seeking candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and research, who are dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic, and who are capable of creating a unifying vision for the schools, centres and institutes within Arts.  With a distinguished record of research and leadership, together with a scholarly reputation of the highest quality, potential candidates will have a national profile and international reputation, and a strong managerial capacity evidenced by successful leadership in a research-intensive university.   The new Dean will have an outstanding reputation for discovery and collaboration and be enthusiastic about taking the Faculty to the next stage.  The successful candidate will be forward-looking, astute, inspirational, and an excellent communicator who can demonstrate the capacity to attract external income and generate significant impact with a truly collaborative approach.   Enquiries and Applications  

For a confidential discussion, please contact the consultants assisting the University, Alun Parry or Kirsten Ludlow on +61 2 9225 7400. To obtain a copy of the prospectus, please email


Applications close on 6 March 2017.