Head, School of Languages and Linguistics
School of Languages & Linguistics
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 area of European languages (French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish) and/or Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and/or English as a Second Language, 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, curriculum design, research and research training, community engagement and alumni development. The School values inter-disciplinary 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. The School hosts the following teaching and research programs; French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and European Studies, as well as Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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