Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is a young and dynamic university that offers a stimulating teaching and research environment with strong connections to business and industry.
AUT has over 29,000 students and 2,500 staff across our three teaching campuses and is located in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland.
AUT's Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Faculty (DCT) creates jobs for the future. It is a transdisciplinary Faculty including disciplines in communication studies, computer science, design, engineering, mathematics, and an interdisciplinary area blending these fields with technology.
DCT is an innovative, outward looking and inspiring hub of significant size and scale and is the largest Faculty within the University.
Refreshed, growing and open to new challenges, DCT has 450 FTE staff and serves as the locus of activity for the schools of Communication Studies, Art & Design, Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences and Colab.
Ranked in the top 150 in the world (QS World University Subject Rankings 2018), DCT's School of Art and Design is seeking to appoint a new Head of School to become a key part of the faculty's leadership team and support our ambitious Dean and new Deputy Dean in producing great graduates.
The successful candidate will secure a substantive 3 year secondment to the role of Head of School (with an option for a further 3 year extension as agreed by mutual consent) and a permanent senior academic appointment (rank commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant).
This is a great time to be joining the Faculty. As a key member of DCT's Faculty executive, you'll work in close collaboration with the Dean and his team on Faculty strategic development and key decision making.
It's all about 'One Faculty' - not just a grouping of schools - and you'll be a genuine advocate and voice for faculty decisions to ensure their successful implementation.
You'll also lead the School of Art and Design and its 100 FTE staff through a period of regeneration - this is a true people management role and there are a number of areas around teaching, research and service to be mapped out and implemented within DCT's roadmap and associated projects.
The faculty is also recruiting for a Head of School in Communication Studies during this exciting period of transition.
To make this happen we need a leader with vision, exceptional communication skills and an ability to balance strategic thinking with operational management! You will be hands-
on as you navigate this exciting opportunity leading a complex, sizeable School and driving cultural change. You will be a highly visible face of the school both with industry and internally, bringing people together during this time of reinvigoration.
You'll foster plans whilst driving key initiatives, such as : curricula reform, streamlining research strategies & themes, introducing new methods of teaching, developing your own leadership teams and importantly simplifying and empowering the school.
With the variety of research and the practice-based learning approach the complexity of the school can make it seem like a faculty itself, only on a smaller scale! The position is supported by a Deputy Head of School and also offers the potential for future career development in university management roles.
PLEASE NOTE : A full candidate information pack is available at the end of this advertisement.
Applications and Key Selection Criteria
We welcome applications from senior academics in relevant fields of our School of Art and Design, who have significant academic staff leadership and management experience.
We request applicants send their CV, publication record and a statement addressing the following key selection criteria :
If you understand the importance of institutional context and want to make a genuine contribution to a high performing school and faculty, then this is the opportunity you have been looking for.
For a confidential discussion contact Alycia Hurley, Senior Recruitment Consultant (alycia.hurley aut.ac.nz or +64 9 921 9207) or Mike Wood, Executive Recruitment Partner (mike.
wood aut.ac.nz or +64 9 921 9185).