Head of School, School of Education

Perth, Australia
08 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Full-time, 2 years fixed term with the potential of a further 3 years in an academic position within the School of Education

$144,446 – 185,946 + 10% Head of School allowance, and 17% superannuation

Curtin University is ranked in the top 200 Universities worldwide (ARWU 2017), and in the top 50 in the world for Universities under the age of 50 (QS World University Rankings 2017). In recent years, the university has climbed significantly in global league tables and was named as a rising star, the most collaborative of the Australian University’s, and the biggest mover in the Nature Index results for 2016. Curtin is industry facing, highly engaged with relevant partners, and a major global player, with well integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia and Dubai.

Curtin is a large, culturally diverse university spread across multiple campuses and countries, with many others joining us online. To connect us across these diverse locations, we will provide work and study environments that are inclusive and collaborative.

Over the next four years, Curtin University will continue to improve employment experiences and outcomes for all staff, built on our already well-embedded principles of fairness and respect. In particular, we aim to markedly improve in the areas of gender equity and Indigenous inclusion, and to empower our staff to lead as part of a strong values-led organisation.

The Head of School role is an outstanding opportunity for an inspirational leader to inspire excellence and continuous improvement in learning and teaching, research and innovation, engagement and impact within the school.  

You will demonstrate the passion and vision to engage academic and non-academic colleagues, students and industry partners in a long-term strategy focussed on outcomes and excellence aligned with the Faculty and the school.

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Humanities you will provide strong strategic and operational leadership and management to oversee the delivery of innovative teaching and world-class research that fosters collaboration both within the school and between the school and other areas of the University to grow Curtin’s domestic and international standing while fostering outstanding relationships with relevant government, business, professional bodies and the wider community.

You will exemplify and promote Curtin’s values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Excellence and Impact, and you will encourage and promote the demonstration of these values in others to foster a collegial and inclusive culture within the School of Education and your wider Curtin and community relationships.

Curtin University embraces diversity and inclusion and invites applications from women, men and intersex individuals who share the University's values, ethics, international outlook, value diversity and have an informed respect for indigenous people. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace, therefore, if you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process. All personal information will be kept confidential in compliance with relevant privacy legislation.

Explore some more https://humanities.curtin.edu.au/schools/education/

How to apply

Interested applicants should apply online and submit a full academic CV and claims addressing the selection criteria by the 6th July 2018.

Enquiries in the first instance should be directed to Denise Mannix, People Business Partner, Executive Services at denise.mannix@curtin.edu.au

Shortlisting will commence immediately.

Application close:  5pm on Friday, 6th July 2018


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.