Dean of Arts

Melbourne, Australia
23 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Arts

The University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research.

Following the appointment of Professor Mark Considine as Provost, the University is conducting an extensive search for candidates of exceptional calibre to lead the Faculty of Arts.

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne is widely recognised as Australia’s premier Arts Faculty and is home to the University’s first degree, the Bachelor of Arts. With 450 staff and 10,000 students, the Faculty brings together leading local and international scholars, and industry partners, across 40 disciplines of study in the humanities, social sciences and languages. The Faculty’s academic staff are of international standing and committed to excellence in teaching and research. The Faculty currently hosts two ARC Centres of Excellence and a series of research centres, units and networks.

The appointee will be responsible for the academic, research and resource management of the Faculty including developing strategic and operational plans.  They will also play a major role in University leadership as a member of the University Executive.

The successful candidate will be a distinguished scholar with a proven record as a successful academic leader and manager. She or he will provide strong leadership and advocacy across the range of the Faculty’s disciplinary areas in the humanities, social sciences and languages. The Dean is expected to have wide scholarly recognition in her or his field, both nationally and internationally.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding academic leader to have a major impact on the leading arts and humanities faculty in Australia.

PLEASE DO NOT apply via the University website. Application should be submitted to The Insight Group, Executive Search Consultants. Cover letter, CV and a document addressing the selection criteria should be emailed to

For further information, please contact Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group, by phone: +61 3 9654 3288.

Closing date: 28 February 2018

Position Description (including Selection Criteria)

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