Associate Dean, School of Education

Bundoora, Australia
21 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Lead and manage academic teams & projects in a collegiate environment
  • Full time, fixed term for 3 years with underlying ongoing position, based at the Bundoora West Campus
  • Academic Level D/E

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students. The College of Design and Social Context encompasses RMIT University's renowned art, architecture, design, built environment, communication, and social science disciplines. The college has 24,500 students and over 1,000 staff located in 8 schools.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the Dean of School, the Associate Dean (Education) is a critical leadership and management role in the school, responsible for driving L&T quality, research relevance and industry engagement for the discipline. In doing so, the Associate Dean is expected to work across disciplines and schools to deliver effective L&T and R&I outcomes.

The Associate Dean is accountable for providing strategic and academic leadership and management to the discipline, consistent with the University and College strategic plans and objectives, and for contributing at a senior level to the strategic planning and development of the school. This is an integrated leadership role that includes learning & teaching, research and industry engagement.

Skills & Experience Required

To be successful in this position you will have strong leadership skills and experience in initiating, leading and managing academic teams and projects in a collegiate environment to deliver strategic objectives. It is essential that you have the capacity to think strategically and to act tactically whilst displaying a high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills. You will bring with you a thorough understanding of financial management, academic management and good governance in a University context. In addition you will have experience with providing L&T leadership and expertise that will contribute to improved student outcomes.

Ideally you will bring with you a substantial record of academic, research and professional achievement in an area relevant to the discipline, and the capacity to exercise academic leadership to enhance the standing of the School nationally and internationally.


PhD or demonstrated equivalence, combined with knowledge and achievements that meet the professorial criteria

A Working with Children check is required for this role.

To Apply

To view a position description or for further information please refer to our careers site and search under job # 563301

Applicants must separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description (for the Associate Dean only).

Applications close 11:55pm on 22 April 2018.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.