Head of School

Wollongong, Australia
07 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time


  • Fixed Term, full-time Head of School Appointment (5 years)
  • Underlying Permanent/Continuing Professorial Appointment 

The University of Wollongong is a research intensive university with an outstanding reputation for its learning environments across a range of disciplines. Globally ranked in the top 2% of universities, it is a vibrant and modern university with strong ambitions and an international network of campuses and regional learning centres.

The Faculty of Social Sciences currently seeks a highly motivated energetic academic leader with an excellent track record in research, teaching, and learning. Reporting to the Executive Dean, the Head of School will play a key strategic role in the development of the School’s strategy and in the strengthening of its portfolio of degrees in public health, social work, work health safety, criminology and social sciences, programs and facilities. The role forms part of the Executive team of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Be at the forefront of leading the school and provide a strong vision for its future, through building a collaborative work environment that fosters outstanding research and innovation in teaching while developing, supporting and inspiring the careers of others. The capacity to communicate the importance of the School’s social impact while building strategic relationships locally, nationally and internationally with the community and government stakeholders will ensure success.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Caroline Dever from Odgers Berndtson Executive Search who is advising the University of Wollongong on +61 429 939 399 or hosuow@odgersberndtson.com

Applications close on Wednesday 18th October 2017.

Primary Location: Australia-New South Wales-Wollongong
Employee Status: Permanent/Continuing
Schedule: Full-time
Closing Date: 18/10/2017, 8:59:00 PM
Salary Details: Level E: $176,846 + HOS Allowance + 17% Superannuation
Reference Number: 170730
HR Contact: Hayley Donoghue
Contact Email: hayleyg@uow.edu.au