Waikato (Region) (NZ)
18 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
18 May 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Te Kura Toi Tangata - Faculty of Education

The University of Waikato is seeking to appoint a new Dean of Te Kura Toi Tangata - Faculty of Education.

Established in 1964, the University is research-led and ranked 61st out of 100 'most international' universities in the world by the influential Times Higher Education.

Te Kura Toi Tangata is one of the largest faculties in the University and the second largest Faculty of Education in New Zealand. It is responsible for both the academic and professional pre-service and continuing education of teachers. Within the Faculty there are approximately 2000 students, around 120 academic staff and 130 professional and general staff. Located within the Faculty are the Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research, the Institute of Professional Learning and Development and a number of research centres.

As the academic leader and business manager of Te Kura Toi Tangata, the new Dean will:

  • be an inspirational leader who facilitates world class education and research, enhancing the reputation of the University in New Zealand and internationally
  • set high standards for academic and operational staff and be a visible champion of the drive for higher standards of performance and achievement
  • deliver a quality student experience for every student
  • be an excellent communicator who can engage with key internal and external stakeholders and make a positive contribution to the University's leadership community.

Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor, the Dean of Te Kura Toi Tangata is responsible for delivering the University's strategic, academic and operational performance outcomes at a faculty level. To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence with exceptional leadership, communication and interpersonal skills; have distinguished research and scholarly credentials appropriate to the role; enjoy strategic engagement; have an enterprising nature; and show evidence of success in a senior academic leadership/management role.