Dean and Head of School, School of Humanities, Creative
Industries and Social Sciences
The University of Newcastle stands as a global Top 200
University with a vision to be a world leading University for our
regions. The Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025
captures the spirit of looking to the future to imagine and then
realise possibilities, enabled by the values of excellence, equity,
engagement and sustainability.
The College of Human and Social Futures is dynamic, unique and
research-intensive with a diverse range of disciplines across its
four Schools. Extending across traditional, emerging and
cross-disciplinary fields of knowledge, the College pursues
discoveries and educates through real-world, practical experience
and teachings, to contribute to shaping and improving our society.
The College has a particular emphasis on promoting reconciliation
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The newly formed School of Humanities, Creative Industries and
Social Sciences (HCISS) coalesces expertise that aides our
knowledge of global peoples, societies, histories, arts and
cultures, and helps us to reimagine the future. Reporting to the
College Pro Vice-Chancellor, the University is seeking a Dean and
Head of School to lead the new School and will champion quality
teaching, research and engagement across all disciplines,
capitalising on the first-class facilities on multiple
As Dean and Head of School, you will work closely with the
leadership group of the School and College and colleagues across
the University to develop and deliver on strategic objectives,
while fostering a culture of collaboration, inclusivity and
innovation. A proven track record of scholarly achievement and
demonstrated transformational leadership and management skills
should be complemented by strong evidence of inspiring and
impactful industry and stakeholder engagement.
If you are seeking a progressive-minded academic leadership role
where you can genuinely make a real and impactful difference, then
we would like to hear from you.
To discuss this role and to request a copy of the candidate
information booklet, please contact Kate Robinson
on +61 409 769 560 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
quoting reference number RF0153.
Applications will close 11th July 2022