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Head, School of Psychology

Reference no: 492660
Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: Bathurst
Categories: Academic - Leadership, Executive

  • Strategic leadership role
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits including relocation allowance
  • Great regional location

The Role

  • Head of School, Fixed term Full-time up to three (3) years
  • Remuneration package in the range of $179,586 - $224,482 AUD p.a.
  • Bathurst

The Head of School is accountable to the Executive Dean for the performance of the School in teaching and learning, research productivity and resource management. The Head of School will lead and manage the School ensuring all areas are operating efficiently and cohesively to provide a positive contribution to the mission and values of the Faculty and University. The Head of School is expected to provide the guidance and leadership required to allow the School to deliver high-quality teaching and learning, impactful research and meaningful community engagement.

The Head of School will seek opportunities for the growth and development of the School developing and fostering linkages and relationships with industry, government, the professions and community. As a senior member of staff, the Head of School will be required to contribute to the overall management of the Faculty and strategic development of the University.

To be successful you will have:

  • Appropriate qualifications as outlined in the position description
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the development of teaching and scholarly activity
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the development of a significant research profile
  • Demonstrated leadership and service to the profession

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work 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 Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences covers a diverse range of disciplines and is comprised of 6 Schools, 1 Centre and CSU Engineering – the School of Management and Marketing, School of Accounting and Finance, School of Computing and Mathematics, School of Policing Studies, Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, School of Psychology, Centre for Customs and Excise Studies and CSU Engineering.

Our Faculty are leaders in their fields of teaching and research and combine significant professional experience with academic expertise. Our schools continue to grow through close collaboration and consultation with private industry, regulators, professional bodies, community engagement, partnerships and global networks.

The School of Psychology has academic staff located on four campuses at Charles Sturt University, including Bathurst, Wagga, Albury and Port Macquarie. The School offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. The School’s academic staff are active in a number of research areas, including clinical psychology, forensic psychology, developmental psychology, ageing, cognition, social psychology, personality and individual differences, health psychology, psychophysiology and rehabilitation. The School promotes psychology in general through the professional, educational and research activities of its staff, but has a particular commitment to rural and regional communities, as well as to promoting access to psychology education for indigenous Australians.

CSU 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. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents, or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting: 

Associate Professor Michael Kiernan | Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences | mkiernan@csu.edu.au | Ph: 02 6338 4169

Closing Date: 11 pm,  4 November 2018

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