Professor/Associate Professor & Head of Fine Arts
At Griffith, we celebrate, believe in and strive for the remarkable.
The remarkable people who better our world, the remarkable experiences that transform people and communities, and the remarkable contributions that change the future forever. We know success often comes from being an exception to the norm-challenging convention, adapting and innovating, creating bold new trends and pioneering solutions ahead of their time. At Griffith, remarkable is the norm. Since we started teaching over 40 years ago, we've been deeply connected to the Asian region, socially conscious and environmentally aware, an integral part of the community and heavily industry focused. We've also become a comprehensive, research-intensive university, ranking in the top 3% of universities worldwide.
Our teaching and research spans five campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world. Our vision is to be one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
The Arts, Education and Law group (AEL) is the most diverse academic community at Griffith University in terms of academic content and research achievement. The group hosts six schools and colleges across Griffith's five campuses in Australia's fastest growing corridor from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. We continue to excel in the annual QS World University Subject Rankings, with nine subject areas now in the top 100 institutions worldwide, including law, education, art and design, and performing arts from the AEL group.
The Queensland College of Art (QCA) is one of Australia's foremost art, design and film colleges with over 2,000 students enrolled across our undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Fine Arts hosts three core undergraduate degrees: Fine Arts, Photography and Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art (CAIA). Across these students may choose practice-based majors in: Studio Art, Expanded Practices, Photographic Art Practice, Documentary Photography, and Advertising Photography. Undergraduate subject areas include: painting, sculpture, print-making and drawing, jewellery and small objects, CAIA, photographic practices, moving-image and various forms of screen production. Fourth year stand-alone Honours Degree pathways are available in Fine Arts, Photography and CAIA. Fine Arts Higher Degree for Research (HDR) study at QCA reflects engagement across this range of disciplines, as well as in allied fields of art history and theory, and curatorial practice.
The position of Head of Fine Arts leads and oversees QCA's undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the fine arts disciplines. The role offers an opportunity to the build on QCA's reputation for progressive teaching and research, and to shape art practitioners for the complex challenges of the 21st Century. The successful appointee will be capable of leading an energetic group of visual artists and researchers, developing world-class innovative approaches to Fine Arts learning and fostering cutting-edge creative practice-based and scholarly research. This person will be a key member of QCA's Executive Team, working closely with QCA's Director, and actively contributing to the development of one of Australia's leading and rapidly developing art, design and film colleges.
Applications close at 5.00pm on the closing date. All applications must be submitted to Mr Tony Grierson.
To obtain a copy of the Candidate Information Booklet or to submit an application, please contact AEGEUS Executive Search's Tony Grierson on +61 2 9051 1590 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Friday, 15 September 2017 at 5 pm AEST.