Dean, School of Design

Melbourne, Australia
26 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Focus on excellence and academic leadership
  • Global perspective
  • Join this exciting new school

The Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. As one of Australia's most globalised Universities RMIT is committed to providing students with the learning, teaching and research training to excel in an open world economy.

Role and Responsibilities

The School of Design is a new school comprising the disciplines of Industrial Design, Digital Design and Communication Design. The school will build on RMIT's leading national and international reputation in design education by creating a specific focus on emerging areas such as UX and service design, design strategy and virtual and augmented reality.

Reporting to the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Design and Social Context and Vice President, the Dean is responsible for the leadership and management of the School of Design. As a member of the University executive team, the Dean of School will provide leadership across teaching and learning, research, professional, industry and community engagement, and will contribute to the strategic direction setting of the College and University. The Dean of School will have particular responsibility for integrating activities across organisational boundaries and disciplines to meet the needs of students and industry.

Skills and Experience Required

As a proven academic leader you will have the demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful vision and business plans. With significant professional standing and a history of research in a relevant area, you will be committed to developing the next generation of students, programs and staff. With a collegial leadership style and decisive clear-thinking you will be able to create a culture that embraces change and innovation and your interpersonal skills will enable you to build strong relationships internally and externally.

Your international reputation for research in a relevant business area is complimented with a PhD qualification.

To Apply

To view a position description visit and search using job reference number 558523 or for further information email Professor Paul Gough -

Applications close on Friday 20th October 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.