First listed on: 27 May 2019

Head, School of Communication and Creative Industries


  • Opportunity to drive growth
  • Work within a high performing leadership team
  • Lead, manage and empower the School

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to five (5) years), Full Time
  • Senior remuneration package in the range of AU$179,586 to $224,482 p.a.
  • Bathurst or Wagga Wagga

With a keen focus on performance and the pursuit of excellence in all that we do, Charles Sturt University is seeking a professional with high level strategic and communication skills to help drive our growth. This is a senior leadership appointment that requires both academic credibility and the ability to guide strategic direction. The role needs a leader with vision and a commitment to promoting excellence in learning and teaching, research and enterprise.

To be successful you will have:

  • A PhD in a cognate discipline relevant to the School of Communication and Creative Industries (or equivalent);
  • A significant record of scholarly research and publication;
  • Extensive teaching history in a range of contexts and demonstrated capacity to lead the development of teaching and scholarly activity;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the tertiary education industry;
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership capacity and experience in managing and leading teams; and
  • Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills.

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 Arts and Education is one of three Faculties within the University. Eight Schools and Centres offer a diversity of courses in education, communication, creative industries, social work and human services, library and information studies, theology, humanities, Indigenous Australian studies and Islamic studies.

With approximately 9,000 online students and 3,000 on campus students, the Faculty is an innovator in online and blended learning modes. Over 200 academic staff deliver distinctive courses, and are supported by a skilled team of professional staff. On campus courses are delivered at the University's Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, and Port Macquarie campuses, and at other locations including Sydney and Canberra.

Academic staff within the Faculty undertake high quality, impactful research that engages with governments and professional organisations, nationally, internationally and in regional communities, ensuring excellent supervision for Higher Degree Research students.

The School of Communication and Creative Industries, based in Bathurst, Wagga Wagga and Port Macquarie, fosters an environment of innovation, creativity and critical thinking through excellence in teaching, research and professional practice in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields across communication, visual art, design and performing arts. Strong industry links and affiliations ensure ongoing relevance in course design, state of the art facilities, national and international recognition of staff and students and high rates of graduate employment outcome.

Charles Sturt University 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.

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:

Professor Lesley White | Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts and Education | | Ph: (02) 6338 4285

Closing Date: 11pm, 24 June 2019

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