Dean and Head of School - Allied Health, Human Services and Sport La Trobe University, School of Allied Health Human Services and Sport Australia

Dean and Head of School - Allied Health, Human Services and Sport


Job No.:557784

Work type:Fixed Term

About La Trobe

La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence, it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Its success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research addresses some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through excellence to benefit the communities we serve. Our plan is to grow and develop La Trobe's leadership in areas of research, scholarship and learning that matter to the global community.


About the role

The Dean and Head of the School of Allied Health Human Services and Sport will provide strategic leadership to the School and continue to build upon its significant achievements and established reputation in entrepreneurship and innovation. The School is the largest education and trainer provider of its kind comprising 12 disciplines across allied health, social work and social policy and sports, and three research centres in sports and exercise medicine, disability, and aphasia research. The School currently provides education for more than 4,000 students at entry to practice and higher degree levels. The School has revenue of approximately $70M and employs approximately 160 continuing and fixed term staff.The appointee’s leadership will stimulate further growth in research productivity and foster even higher standards of quality in teaching and learning.


Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Science Health and Engineering, the Dean and Head of School will be a member of the College Executive and responsible for leading the School’s staff and managing resources to achieve objectives aligned with the University’s and College’s Strategic Plan and priorities.


Skills and Experience

The successful candidate should bring an outstanding record of international achievement in academia, a breadth of academic vision, strategic thinking, and demonstrable experience leading and inspiring teams in an innovative academic environment. They will ensure the School continues to excel in the areas of teaching, research, planning, finance and people management. They will be an inspiring leader with the ability to build strategic relationships both domestically and internationally with key external partners, ranging from local communities to industry and government.


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How to Apply

Closing date: 19 February 2019


Position Enquiries: Senior Recruitment Business Partner, Melissa Favata T: 03 9479 2030 E:

Position Description: Download File Dean-Head-of-School-PD.docx

Please address K.S.C and attach these with your application.

Information booklet: Download File Dean and Head of School Information Booklet.pdf


La Trobe University is a proud member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to increase the number of women in science (


All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.




Closing Date:19/2/2019

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