Head of School, School of Architecture

Competitive Salary
May 02, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

UTS is the top-ranked young university in Australia. Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. UTS has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion with a focus on increasing gender equity through our participation in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot of the Athena Swan program and proactive strategies, including our Women@UTS program and Research Equity Initiative. As such, female applicants are encouraged to apply.

As part of the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB) you will provide strategic leadership and overall operational management to the School of Architecture’s teaching and learning, research and external engagement programs and activities.

About the Faculty

As part of UTS’s innovative and vibrant Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, led by Professor Elizabeth Mossop, you will join a Faculty highly regarded for the quality of its courses, its excellent connections to industry, and the internationalisation of its staff and students. Its research leads the way in developing the design, architecture and built environment professions, with a particular focus on new technologies, sustainability an professional practice. As such, the Faculty plays a key role in UTS’s strategy to become a leading public university of technology.

About the School

The UTS School of Architecture is a laboratory for the future of architecture and is committed to teaching, learning and research that will improve Sydney’s diverse environments through critical and creative spatial thinking. You will have the opportunity to engage in innovative practices while working with internationally recognised staff including, adjunct professors, visiting academics and guest lecturers that are actively engaged with industry as practitioners.

About the role

As Head of School, you will lead the pursuit of excellence in learning and teaching, research, engagement and the student experience. You will develop School-wide action plans that align with UTS’s overall mission, vision and strategic goals. You will embed a continuous improvement culture that strives for excellence consistent with the UTS values, promotes Faculty collegiality, mutual trust, creativity, flexibility and innovation.

In addition, you will maintain productive relationships with industry, government, the professions, community organisations, funding bodies and other universities both nationally and internationally. You will develop new and grow existing partnerships to mutual advantage, ensure current and future relevance of the curriculum and maximise research outcomes and opportunities.

You will be a strong visionary leader who can proactively drive excellence and continuous improvement across the Faculty and the School of Architecture. The Head of School fosters a collaborative, innovative, agile and committed team environment that positively contributes to the realisation of Faculty and University goals.

Remuneration & Benefits

A competitive salary and package will be offered.

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary.

This appointment will be as a three year fixed-term, full-time contract which, on conclusion, offers reversion to a continuing (permanent) Professor level position.

Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres and generous parental leave.

Specific enquiries regarding the opportunity itself can be directed to Professor Elizabeth Mossop, Dean, on Elizabeth.Mossop@uts.edu.au 

How To Apply

To request a copy of the Candidate Pack, make a general enquiry or for issues during application please contact Mark Glaze, Head of Strategic Recruitment and Remuneration, via recruitment@uts.edu.au 

Closing Date: Friday 21st May 2021 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

The Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building aims to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and in all levels of its workforce. In an effort to eliminate employment barriers we especially encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, from individuals with primary carer responsibilities, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and from women.

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