Associate Dean International

Boroondara, Australia
27 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2017
Contract Type
  • Newly created opportunities to contribute to our 2025 vision
  • Position available at Academic Level D or E dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design or Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology

Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages.
Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

In order to meet our 2025 Vision, Swinburne International is currently seeking three Associate Deans International to work in each of the Higher Education faculties and with Swinburne International. The Associate Professor or Professor position (depending on qualifications and experience) for each Faculty will be a continuing position aligned with the relevant faculty disciplines. The successful candidate will be given the role of Associate Dean (International) for a period of five years, which will be annually reviewed and renewed after five years, if mutually agreed.

In this newly created role, you will be responsible for the strategic development and oversight of the operational implementation of the university’s international strategy for the Faculty. Reporting to both the Dean Transnational Education in the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor International and the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the relevant Faculty, you will ensure that the Faculty has appropriately implemented the University’s international programs quality assurance, course development and accreditation policy and procedures as established by the University. 
Collaborating across the University, with the Deans and other Associate Deans within the Faculty, your role will be to drive, develop and implement strategies to support Swinburne’s 2025 strategy. Additionally, you will work closely with a number of teams within the University, including International Student Recruitment, Learning Transformations, Education and Quality and Student Advancement and Department Chairs.

Combining your team-orientated approach, you possess a strong international education knowledge and have proven experience, leadership, teaching and scholarly research record. You will have demonstrated scholarship in international education, partnership management and/or product innovation including research and publication. 

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Earned doctorate or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the Faculty.
  • Evidence of academic excellence, distinguished contributions to scholarship, research and leadership in higher education in international contexts or in international partnership management in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and engage academic staff across learning innovation, student engagement and support, assessment and feedback in transnational and/or international student education.
  • Substantial experience in using market research to design and lead the development of new products in the faculty’s academic disciplines and leading staff to deliver innovative course design in international settings.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

What we offer
As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (superannuation) and various voluntary salary packaging options. Other discounts include annual Myki cards and private health insurance. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, working from home and part time options are available. 

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The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne is committed to advancing gender equality in academia, particularly in STEM disciplines. Swinburne was one of the first Australian universities to join the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot to improve the promotion and retention of women and gender minorities in STEM.

As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Monica Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor International on +61 3 9214 5919 or 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: TBC
Applications close at 5pm on Monday 16th October 2017

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