Head of School, School of Design

Brisbane, Australia
07 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

QUT is a leading Australian university with a ‘real world’ focus on learning, teaching and research. As one of Australia’s fastest growing research universities, QUT’s courses are in high demand.

The Creative Industries Faculty, originally established in recognition of the growing significance of creativity, transdisciplinarity and technology-driven teaching and research, is committed to advancing its reputation and expanding its innovation profile. One of three Schools within the Faculty is the School of Design, which encourages the diversity and richness of transdisciplinary teams and the iterative, innovative and entrepreneurial methods of design. Approaching design as a powerful agent of change, the School’s teaching and research draws upon the arts and humanities, physical and social sciences, industry, government and the community, leveraging the strengths of a full suite of design expertise: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Visual Communication and Fashion.

The Faculty is seeking an outstanding senior leader as the new Head of School to guide the School of Design through its next stage of development, providing leadership to academic staff while fostering excellence in research, education and engagement. Your ability to engender a positive and collaborative culture, while leading an expansion in design research (including incorporation of design perspectives into transdisciplinary programs such as CRCs) will be important. Strategic planning and operational management skills should be coupled with your proven experience of engaging across disciplines, with industry, and the broader community.

The appointment is a fixed term for five years, and a competitive remuneration package will be negotiated.

Applications close on the 13 April 2018.

To receive a copy of the candidate information booklet or to discuss the role please contact Janine Fitzgerald, in confidence, at KPMG Executive Search on +61 7 3233 9640 or email jfitzgeral@kpmg.com.au quoting reference number 10668. Please also visit http://www2.qut.edu.au/jobs/cif/index.html  to find out further information about the Faculty, School and role.