Professor and Head of School, School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing | Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo
- Exciting opportunity for strategic academic leadership
- Strong change management skills required
- Newly created School in top ranking University in New Zealand
The College of Science within the University of Canterbury (UC) is seeking to appoint an exceptional academic leader to provide strategic leadership to the newly created School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing | Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo. The Head of School will drive the continued development of excellence in research and teaching, while establishing and implementing an innovative and bold vision aligned to UC’s new strategic objectives.
With a PhD in a relevant field, you will be an internationally recognised academic at a senior level, able to demonstrate substantive management experience, including the leadership of transformational change. A proactive strategist and change maker, who is committed to making a difference; you will require outstanding interpersonal skills, along with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team to work with a sense of collective responsibility.
Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Science, you will thrive in an atmosphere of innovation and will demonstrate critical thinking along with creative and flexible responses in a challenging and dynamic environment. Proven ability to lead resourceful approaches to developing new funding opportunities will be essential, as will be a strong commitment to bi-culturalism.
The School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing | Te Kura Mahi ā-Hirikapo has been created by joining the two Departments of Psychology and Communication Disorders and will include an estimated total of 802 equivalent full-time students and approximately 66 full-time equivalent staff. The Psychology Department currently offers courses from introductory psychology to PhD level, including nationally and internationally recognised applied programmes in Clinical Psychology and in Industrial & Organisational Psychology. The Department of Communication Disorders provides accredited programmes in speech-language therapy and audiology, as well as research and public services. The Speech-Language Therapy programme is the longest running of its kind in the country.
The University of Canterbury is a leading university in New Zealand with over 15,000 students across five different colleges.
Applications close Friday 22 March 2019
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To apply in confidence, please click “Apply Now” using reference UCApsh0119 and include your cover letter and full curriculum vitae; or for a confidential discussion call Kirsten Henderson on +64 9 282 4240.
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