Head of School of the Arts and Media

Randwick, Australia
29 May 2018
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29 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

UNSW is one of the world’s leading universities, currently ranked at 45 (QS ranking) and is known to be Australia’s powerhouse of cutting-edge research, teaching, innovation and creativity.  Established in 1949, UNSW have always held a unique focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines and have been committed to making a difference through pioneering research and preparing the next generation of talented global citizens for career success. UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university

At UNSW Arts & Social Sciences we explore big ideas, create new knowledge, and tackle critical social issues. Our Faculty is positioned as one of Australia's top three research Faculties in Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative and Performing Arts and we are recognised for our interdisciplinary research with real social impact and community engagement.

The School of the Arts and Media (SAM), in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, teaches undergraduate, honours and postgraduate programs in Creative Writing, English, Film, Media, Music, and Theatre & Performance Studies. In the recent ERA process the School received exceptional results across its full range of activity.SAM’s academic staff, all with international profiles, are leaders in their fields and the School is top-ranked nationally not only in the Performing Arts, Literary Studies and Creative Writing, but also Film, Television and Digital Media.

The School of the Arts and Media is currently seeking a new Head of School. The Head of School plays a key role in facilitating delivery of the UNSW 2025 Strategy’s strategic priorities of academic excellence, social engagement and global impact. Marked by deep intellectual leadership, the successful candidate should bring academic credibility in an appropriate discipline, combined with breadth of academic vision, strategic thinking, and demonstrable experience leading and inspiring teams in an innovative, research-intensive environment. They will be able to develop partnerships both within and external to the School, along with driving diversity and inclusion within the School.

For further information and initial enquiries please contact Dr Patrick Marland in the Sydney office of Perrett Laver at or on +61 2 8354 4007.

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter at quoting reference 3611 before noon on Friday 29thJune 2018 AEST