RMIT is looking for an associate dean – communication design to join its team in Melbourne, Australia.
- drive learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry engagement for the discipline
- full-time, fixed-term for three years with underlying continuing professor/associate professor position
- academic level D/E plus 17% superannuation, based at RMIT’s CBD campus
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.
The school of design comprises the disciplines of industrial design, digital design – including animation, games and interactive design and communication design. The school builds on RMIT’s leading national and international reputation in design education by creating a specific focus on emerging areas such as UX and service design, design strategy and virtual and augmented reality.
The role and your responsibilities
Reporting to the dean of the school, the associate dean communication design is a critical leadership and management role responsible for driving learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry engagement for the discipline. They will be expected to work across disciplines and schools to deliver effective learning and teaching and research 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 and teaching, research and industry engagement.
The associate dean is a member of the school executive team and will work collaboratively with all members of the management team and staff across the school to ensure the school achieves its strategic objectives.
Skills and experience required
To be successful in the role you will possess strong leadership skills and experience in leading and managing academic teams in a collegiate environment to deliver strategic objectives. You will bring with you a well-developed understanding of budget management, quality management, and good governance.
The school will value your capacity to think strategically based on organisational priorities and objectives whilst displaying a high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills. These skills will be required for your interactions with senior executives and external bodies and your involvement with cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral teams. Your leadership and expertise in learning and teaching along with your substantial academic, research and relevant professional achievement will contribute to the overall standing of the School both nationally and internationally.
Mandatory A PhD combined with knowledge and achievements that meet the professorial criteria.
A Working with Children check is required for this role.
To view a position description visit yourcareer.rmit.edu.au and search using job reference number ‘558135’.
For further information please contact Deborah Warrender, director of strategic operations on +61 3 9925 1823 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that your substantive associate professor/professor position will be assessed in line with your skills and experience. A position description for the substantive role will be available upon request.
Applications close 11:55pm on Sunday 26 November 2017.
Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description.
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.