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RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.
The School of Design comprises the disciplines of Industrial Design, Digital Design (including Animation, Games and Digital Media) and Communication Design. The school builds on RMITs leading national and international reputation in design education by creating a specific focus on emerging areas such as UX and service design, design strategy and virtual and augmented reality.
About the Role and Your Responsibilities
Reporting to the Dean of the School, the Associate Dean Digital Design is a critical leadership and management role responsible for driving learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry engagement for the discipline; which is comprised of animation, games design, interactive design, sound and digital environments design. They will be expected to work across disciplines and schools to deliver effective learning and teaching and research outcomes.
The Associate Dean is accountable for providing strategic and academic leadership and management to the discipline, consistent with the University and College strategic plans and objectives, and for contributing at a senior level to the strategic planning and development of the School. This is an integrated leadership role that includes learning and teaching, research and industry engagement.
The Associate Dean is a member of the School executive team and will work collaboratively with all members of the management team and staff across the school to ensure the School achieves its strategic objectives.
Key to your contribution will be your advanced understanding of a domain of digital design practice, research and scholarship. Your recognition as a leader in your field will underpin your contribution to the discipline and the School.
You will possess strong leadership skills and experience in leading and managing academic teams in a collegiate environment to deliver strategic objectives. You will bring to the role a well-developed understanding of budget management, quality management, and good governance.
The School will value your capacity to think strategically based on organisational priorities and objectives whilst displaying a high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills. These skills will be required for your interactions with senior executives and external bodies and your involvement with cross disciplinary and cross-sectoral teams. Your leadership and expertise in learning and teaching along with your substantial academic, research and relevant professional achievement will contribute to the overall standing of the School both nationally and internationally.
Mandatory A PhD combined with knowledge and achievements that meet the professorial criteria.
A Working with Children check is required for this role.
To view a position description visit yourcareer.rmit.edu.au and search using job reference number 584881.
For further information please contact Prof Laurene Vaughan, Dean School of Design or via email email@example.com
* Please note that your substantive Associate Professor/Professor position will be assessed in line with your skills and experience.
Applications close 11:55pm on 23 February 2020
Applicants are requested to separately address the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description of the Associate Dean PD. If you are applying for the "Professor" level position please also address points 2 and 3 from the KSC within the Professor PD.
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