Head, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

Melbourne, Australia
21 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Historical & Philosophical Studies
Faculty of Arts

Salary: An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated. Employer contribution of 17%.

The successful applicant will have a strong research and teaching record in the historical and philosophical studies and a proven track record in leadership.

The Dean and Heads of School constitute the senior leadership team of the Faculty of Arts and the successful applicant will both manage his or her School as well as assist with the running of the Faculty. Under the broad direction of the Dean and within the general outlines of the Faculty Business Plan and the Faculty Budget, the Head has the overall academic leadership, financial and management responsibility for the School.

The Head will supervise the co-ordinators of programs in the School and take responsibility for performance development of all academic staff, including by developing the leadership capacities of senior members of the school. Of critical importance to success will be the ability of the Head to work closely with different discipline groups and programs across the key areas of learning and teaching, research, curriculum and community relations and alumni development. The School values inter-disciplinarily teaching and research and the Head will be expected to develop the School’s collaborative activities with colleagues across the University.

Within these generic academic, financial and management responsibilities, the Head will continue to contribute to research and scholarship in one or more disciplines in the School: history, philosophy, classics, Jewish studies, history and philosophy of science, archaeology and cultural materials conservation. Preference may be given to an applicant with experience and expertise that will complement the existing teaching and research strengths of the School.

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 applications@insightgroup.com.au

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

Close date: 3 Apr 2018                  

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria