Executive Dean, School of Education

Perth, Australia
22 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
18 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a young and progressive university with a strong reputation for excellence in teaching and engagement with its communities. Since its establishment in 1991, ECU has grown rapidly into a quality university with internationally recognised research and excellent student and staff satisfaction. In 2017 ECU was recognised by the Times Higher Education as a top 150 university under 50 years old for its forward-facing agenda, engagement with industry, impressive state of the art facilities, and commitment to excellent student outcomes.

ECU (formerly the Claremont Teachers’ College) has been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years. The University is home to the largest School of Education in WA and to the Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research. The School offers up-to-date and progressive courses with a hands-on focus, aimed at preparing students for the profession and promoting teachers’ continued development. Some of the School’s key research priorities include early childhood, digital futures, assessment and evaluation, leadership, professional learning, Aboriginal education, and curriculum and pedagogy.

ECU’s School of Education is now seeking to appoint a new Executive Dean. A member of the Executive Committee of the University and reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the appointee will shape not only the ongoing development of the School, but also contribute to the wider strategic direction of ECU. The appointed individual will therefore bring significant leadership experience, marked by an inspiring, energetic, inclusive, and highly effective management style. An accomplished scholar and educator in their own right, they will not only be familiar with the requirements set by accreditation and compliance bodies, but also a champion of world-class research and innovation in education. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to set and deliver a transformational agenda in a similar context, along with an understanding of and commitment to the distinctive values of Edith Cowan University.

For further information please see the Perrett Laver website and for initial enquiries please contact Arturo Uriostegui of Perrett Laver at Arturo.Uriostegui@perrettlaver.com or call our Sydney office on +61 2 8354 4027.

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter at http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidates, quoting reference number 3536 before Friday 18th May, 12:00pm AWST

ECU is diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.