Head, School of Communication and Creative Industries

Bathurst/Wagga Wagga, Australia
12 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to drive growth
  • Regionally based location options

The Role

  • Head of School, Fixed term up to five (5) years
  • Remuneration package in the range of $174,355 - $217,944 AUD p.a.
  • Bathurst or Wagga Wagga

With a keen focus on performance and the pursuit of excellence in all that we do, CSU is seeking a person with high level strategic and communication skills to help drive our growth. This is a senior leadership appointment that requires both academic credibility and the ability to provide strong leadership. The role needs a person with vision and a commitment to promoting excellence in learning and teaching, research and enterprise.

To be successful you will have:

  • Demonstrated strategic leadership capability
  • A doctorate in a cognate discipline relevant to the School, or equivalent professional practice and standing

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Arts and Education is one of three Faculties within the University. Eight Schools and Centres offer a diversity of courses in education, communication, creative industries, social work and human services, library and information studies, theology, humanities, Indigenous Australian studies and Islamic studies.

With approximately 9,000 online students and 3,000 on campus students, the Faculty is an innovator in online and blended learning modes. Over 200 academic staff deliver distinctive courses, and are supported by a skilled team of professional staff. On campus courses are delivered at the University's Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, and Port Macquarie campuses, and at other locations including Sydney and Canberra.

Academic staff within the Faculty undertake high quality, impactful research that engages with governments and professional organisations, nationally, internationally and in regional communities, ensuring excellent supervision for Higher Degree Research students.

The School of Communication and Creative Industries is based in Bathurst, Wagga Wagga and Port Macquarie and fosters an environment of innovation, creativity and critical thinking through excellence in teaching, research and professional practice. It includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields across communication, visual art, design and performing arts.

The School achieves national and international recognition and excellent graduate employment outcomes due to its contemporary facilities, industry relevant course design and strong industry links and affiliations. The School has approximately 36 academic staff and 2000 students. Facilities include a community radio station, state of the art television studio, performance spaces and fully equipped teaching studios.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Professor Lesley White | Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts and Education |

email: lwhite@csu.edu.au |

Ph: (02) 6338 4682 

Applications Close: 03 April 2018

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