Head of School of Social Sciences
University of Adelaide, School of Social Sciences

Head, School of Social Sciences

Job no: 502635

Work type: Fixed term - Full-time

Campus: Adelaide

Categories: Faculty of Arts


The University of Adelaide is a member of Australia's Group of Eight research intensive universities, distinguished by its international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence in research and teaching.


Our campuses have been home to 5 Nobel Prize winners, hundreds of Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, countless political leaders, in Australia and abroad, and we welcome many thousands of students who will become influencers in their chosen careers, countries and communities.


An exciting opportunity now exists for a new Head of School, Social Sciences to lead the School through its next phase of academic excellence and social engagement that has a global impact.


The School of Social Sciences is one of four Schools that comprise the Faculty of Arts. With a strong research culture the School spans five broad disciplinary areas: Anthropology and Development Studies, Asian Studies, Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies, Geography, Environment and Population and Politics and International Relations.


Reporting to the Executive Dean, the Head of School is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the School. You will drive the improvement of research excellence and student learning experience, and promulgate the strengths of the School locally, nationally and internationally. With exemplary interpersonal skills, your leadership will inspire, motivate and develop staff, promoting a culture of high performance, engagement and commitment.


This is an exciting time to join The University of Adelaide as we undertake an exciting transformation with a new strategic vision and an ambition for growth and global connectivity.


If you have a passionate and unequivocal commitment to excellence in research and education in Social Sciences, we invite you to find out more about this critical position.


If you want to change tomorrow, act today


The University of Adelaide has engaged Carol Watson Executive Search to recruit this critical position. To have a confidential discussion please contact Sean Gillen at sean@carolwatson.com.au or +44 7950 123 466 or Kim Lew at kim.lew@carolwatson.com.au or +61 438 664 281.


To apply, please send your application including cover letter, resume and your response to the selection criteria, to Debbie Dickinson at debbie@carolwatson.com.au


Close date: 11 August 2019


The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.




Advertised: 10 Jul 2019 12:00 AM

Applications close:11 Aug 2019 11:55 PM

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