Associate Dean of Digital and Design
RMIT University Melbourne
Australia

Associate Dean, Digital Design

Job no: 584881
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Education, Design, Teaching and Research, Associate Dean, Digital and Design

 
  • Drive learning and teaching quality, research relevance and industry engagement for the discipline
  • Full-Time, fixed-term for 3 years with underlying continuing Professor/Associate Professor position *
  • Academic level D/E plus 17% superannuation, based at RMIT's CBD campus


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 RMIT’s 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. 


About You

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.


Qualifications

Mandatory A PhD combined with knowledge and achievements that meet the professorial criteria.

A Working with Children check is required for this role.

 

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone


Bring your whole self to work 


We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.  


We’re proud to share with you some of our wins: 

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. 
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018. 
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019.  
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019. 
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability. 
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan for Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.  

 

To Apply

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 designdean@rmit.edu.au


* Please note that your substantive Associate Professor/Professor position will be assessed in line with your skills and experience.  


Applications close 5pm on Friday 21 February 2020


Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.


We are also happy to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please email talentsupport@rmit.edu.au with your request(s).


RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.


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