Deputy Dean

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
15 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

The Deputy Dean (Academic Performance and Strategy) is primarily responsible for assisting the Dean in the provision of leadership within the Faculty. This is an opportunity to help create a stimulating, innovative and inclusive cultural environment across the Faculty in which students and staff will thrive and develop. This will include responsibility for quality assurance across all executive portfolios.

You will be reporting to the Dean and have a reporting relationship with the Provost as an alternate dean.  Your role will include:

  • Academic leadership across faculty with particular responsibility for coordination of strategy / culture change across portfolios and the quality review process and quality assurance across portfolios. This includes leadership and management of academic performance.
  • With the Dean, you will create an inclusive, communicative and performance focussed management culture encouraging staff engagement and motivation.
  • With the Dean, you will ensure compliance with regulatory and ethical standards in teaching and learning, research and external activities, especially in: the health and safety of staff and students; equity and diversity for staff and students; and commercial activities.

    To be successful in applying for this role, you will have:
  • A vision and direction for the development of academic performance within the Faculty with the ability to develop and implement strategies which promote excellence and continuous improvement in academic performance.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of quality assurance processes in an educational organisation.
  • A strong record of academic and management achievement in a discipline of the Faculty.
  • Hold a PhD in a cognate discipline relevant to the Faculty.

You should also be appointable at Professorial level.

Remuneration and Benefits

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.

An internationally competitive remuneration package will be provided to the successful Deputy Dean (Academic Performance and Strategy) candidate for the duration of the term (in addition to the Professor level remuneration). The current total remuneration package for a Professor level position is approximately AUD210,000 per annum – this comprises salary plus 17% superannuation.

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

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC89712, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria - click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC89712.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  Monday 3rd April 2017 at 11.59 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 (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.