Head, School of Social Work and Arts - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Wagga Wagga or Bathurst
Close Date: 08/09/2021
REF: CSUswa0721
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Head, School of Social Work and Arts

Fixed Term
Wagga Wagga or Bathurst
Close Date: 08/09/2021
REF: CSUswa0721
  • Opportunity to lead a newly formed school in a forward-thinking regional university
  • Actively shape the future strategic direction of the School
  • Lead the delivery of high-quality impactful research and learning and teaching

Charles Sturt University seeks an outstanding individual to lead and manage the newly formed School of Social Work and Arts.
Accountable to the Executive Dean for the performance of the School in research productivity, learning and teaching, and finance and resource management, the Head of School will ensure that all areas are operating efficiently and cohesively to provide a positive contribution to the mission and values of the Faculty and University.
Continuing to build on a high-performance people culture, the Head of School will drive opportunities for growth, building and nurturing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring meaningful community engagement and encouraging high quality research impact.
With a doctorate in a discipline relevant to the School, the ideal candidate will bring a strong research profile and record of academic achievement.  Skills and experience in academic leadership will be essential to lead the School, mentoring and developing staff and contributing to the overall management of the Faculty and strategic development of the University as a whole.  High-level managerial proficiency will also include a demonstrated track record in operational leadership, including strategic planning, financial and human resources.  Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills will be key to success in establishing and fostering relationships, both internally, and externally, with industry, government, the professions and community.
The successful candidate will have the choice of working from the Wagga Wagga or Bathurst campus.  An attractive relocation package is offered to assist with relocation.
The University 
Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish.  It makes a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of its rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally.  It works together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.
The Faculty of Arts and Education is one of three faculties within the University.  The Faculty offers a diversity of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in social work and human services, humanities and arts, teacher education, communication, library and information studies, theology, Indigenous Australian studies, Islamic studies and research, as well as higher degrees by research.
With approximately 9,000 online students and 1,800 on campus students, the Faculty is an innovator in online and blended learning modes.  Over 160 FTE academic staff deliver distinctive courses, and are supported by a skilled team of professional staff.  On campus courses are delivered at the University’s Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo and Port Macquarie campuses, and at other locations including Sydney and Canberra.
The School of Social Work and Arts promotes critical thinking and positive community change in the areas of social work, human services, humanities and arts.  There is a strong emphasis given to developing graduates who want to contribute positively to current social issues in our local communities and the wider society.  The School is where scholarly, rigorous research intersects with creativity, social justice and human rights.  It engages with big ideas with practical outcomes, studying the intersections between human needs and social well-being, the arts and political processes.
Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.
Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through its Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award.  Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index.  Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
For more information visit:  csu.edu.au.
To apply:  please click on ‘Apply now’, using reference CSUswa0721 and addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton or Kirsten Henderson, or call +61 1300 437 347 for further information.

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