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Head of the School of Communications and Creative Arts

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The Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin, led by new Executive Dean Professor Simon Tormey, is dedicated to being at the forefront of teaching, learning, creating, social development and fostering cutting-edge research and discovery. The Faculty is now undertaking a global search for the next Head of the School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA). SCCA is one of three Schools in the Faculty and is home to an extensive, exciting array of disciplines and methodologies, which are encompassed within its four focus areas: Art and Design; Communications; Film, Animation and Performing Arts; and Writing, Literature and Culture. The School has world-leading academics across many domains, with a strong ethic of critical and creative inquiry, balanced by a deep appreciation of the power of practice and professional application.

Ranked in the global top 300 universities (QS and THE 2024), Deakin aspires to be Australia’s most progressive and responsive university, intimately connected to the varied communities it serves through innovation and excellence in education and research, while enhancing its global impact. In keeping with its strategy Deakin 2030: Ideas to Impact, Deakin prides itself on fundamental research strongly connected to the innovative translation of our ideas into new services, products, policies and capabilities.

Reporting into the Executive Dean, the next Head of the SCCA will bring distinction in a relevant area combined with breadth of vision, strategic acumen, and demonstrable experience leading and inspiring teams in an innovative, highly multidisciplinary environment. An inclusive, generous leader respectful of diversity, the appointee will be able to develop linkages across the School, the Faculty, and beyond, including with the School’s many partners in practice.

To apply, simply submit your CV along with a cover letter addressing your suitability to this position. Please click Apply button. 

To review a position description or for a confidential discussion, please contact Millie Jacoby on 03 9221 6220 or at [email protected].

Closing date: 11.59pm AEDT, 27th November 2023

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