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Job no: 0045098
Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Salary: Attractive remuneration package including 17% superannuation

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is at the forefront of innovation in education, constantly seeking new and improved ways to support Australia’s education system. We are at the cutting edge of teaching and research, and are number one in Australia for education and top five in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017).

The MGSE is now seeking a Professor level academic for an appointment as Deputy Dean.  The Deputy Dean will be a key academic leader in the School and will manage the operational deployment of academic staff and resources to ensure the realisation of the School’s strategic goals. Together with the Dean, the Deputy Dean will actively contribute to developing, refining and communicating the School’s strategy, policy, business plans, and future direction. This includes identifying needs, participating in the review and creation of new programs in collaboration with other areas, and providing advice to senior officers of the University.

To be the ideal candidate for this position, you will have an established or rapidly emerging international reputation in education, with a strong research profile and demonstrable capacity for leadership in research, training and collaboration. You will have a substantial track record of success in significant research grants and income as well as in attracting and supervising research students. Your experience and ability to lead and establish productive collaborations within educational research is essential for this role.

Reporting to the Dean MGSE, you will utilise your proven leadership qualities to help influence excellent outcomes for teaching and learning in the discipline of education for The University of Melbourne and develop excellence in others, through leading by example and mentoring of staff. Additionally, you will be a well-respected leader internationally within your discipline and will also bring a sustained track record in academic engagement with the vision and capacity to help shape academic teaching and research.

The Deputy Dean, MGSE will be required to undertake the responsibilities of a Professor of the University and the Faculty as outlined in: University Expectations of a Professor and Faculty Expectations of Academic staff. All Professors are members of the Academic Board of the University.

Close date: 4 Mar 2018                   

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