Dean of Engineering
- Strategic academic leadership opportunity at Aotearoa New Zealand’s capital city university
- Inspire and lead a large and diverse faculty
- Drive excellence in teaching, learning and research
The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science is home to a thriving international community of staff and students, with well-established links with industry, government and NGOs. Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate as its next Dean of Engineering, to bring energy, enthusiasm and a future focus in guiding the implementation of the strategy and direction for the Faculty.
Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Science, Health, Engineering, Architecture and Design Innovation (SHEADI) and as a member of the Division’s executive leadership team, the Dean will contribute to the Division’s vision, strategy and implementation pathways across all academic activities. The role will ensure the achievement of academic excellence within the Faculty, while proactively driving innovation, diversification and a collaborative approach.
The ideal candidate will be PhD qualified and will bring a track record in academic leadership, with a commitment to quality in teaching, learning and research. A visionary and strategic leader, the Dean will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence, advocate and inspire, fostering key partnerships across the University, nationally and internationally. With enthusiasm and creativity in identifying opportunities created by a cross-disciplinary approach, the appointee will relish the opportunity to lead the Faculty through its next phase of development. With the University’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, your ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and the Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi obligations will be essential.
Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university, focused on engaging with Wellington, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region and connecting with the world. The University values the expertise of its staff in supporting and enabling teaching, research and engagement activities. With core ethical values of respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity and empathy, the University is committed to the Treaty of Waitangi, linking the Māori Strategic Outcomes Framework Mai i te iho ki te pae to the University’s Strategic Plan.
Mā te rautaki tātou e koke whakamua (via the strategy we strive to move forward together).
For more information visit: wgtn.ac.nz.
To apply, click on ‘Apply now’ below, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton, using reference VUWeng0922, or call 800 605 010 (New Zealand) or +61 3 9016 6000 (international) for further information.Download candidate form