Dean, Faculty of Environment, Society and Design - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Lincoln, Christchurch
Close Date: 06/02/2023
REF: LINesd1222
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Dean, Faculty of Environment, Society and Design

Fixed Term
Lincoln, Christchurch
Close Date: 06/02/2023
REF: LINesd1222

Te Wāhaka ki Te Taiao te Hāpori Whānui me kā Mahi Hoahoa

  • Provide outstanding academic leadership to a collaborative team
  • Drive excellence in teaching, research and service
  • Engage widely across industry and the community


Lincoln University seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate to lead the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design as Dean.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean has primary general management responsibility and formal accountability for determining the strategy of the Faculty and ensuring its operational effectiveness and efficiency in line with the University’s strategic plan and its values.  Fostering a culture of collaboration, the Dean will be the steward of excellence in teaching, research and service, and in developing and nurturing relationships with a range of stakeholders.

With a high-quality academic track record and scholarly reputation, the ideal candidate will be a collegiate leader with outstanding communication and influencing skills, able to foster relationships with diverse stakeholder groups and particularly with the community, industry and government.  With insights into the distinctiveness of a specialist land-based university and enthusiasm to lead excellence in teaching, learning and research, you will be able to advocate for the Faculty, both internally and externally.  Significant management experience will be required, with experience in leading change and demonstrating the ability to provide effective staff management, development and performance accountability.

A thoughtful and confident communicator, with initiative and integrity, you will display the capacity to commit to the obligations of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and will have the energy and vision required to inspire and motivate others.

The University

As the longest running agriculturally based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University’s story begins with farming, but it certainly doesn’t end there.  As New Zealand’s economy has diversified, so has Lincoln.

Lincoln University enhances and enriches lives, growing the knowledge of students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between the land, the food produced from it and the ecosystems within it.  With around 3,000 students and 600 staff across three academic faculties, one teaching division, research centres and corporate service units, Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries internationally.

Lincoln University is committed to the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the objectives and values as set out in its Māori Strategy, which is linked to the University’s strategic plan.

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To apply:  Please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference LINesd1222, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton, or call 800 605 010 (New Zealand) or +61 3 9016 6000 (Australia/international) for further information.

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