Head of School, School of Management

Location: Perth
Job Type: Full time
Contact: Hayley Matyear
Email: email Hayley
Reference: CURTIN99


Job No: CURTIN99
Location: Bentley, Perth

Full-time, fixed term (3-5 year negotiable initial term) with continuing, full-time substantive role in the School of Management 

$184,454 (ALE) + 10% Head of School allowance, and 17% superannuation


Curtin University is ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide (ARWU 2017), and in the top 50 in the world for universities under the age of 50 (QS World University Rankings 2017). In recent years, Curtin has climbed significantly in global league tables and in the 2016 Nature Index, Curtin was named as a rising star, the most collaborative of the Australian universities, and the biggest Australian mover. Curtin is industry-facing, highly engaged with relevant partners, and a major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, and Dubai. 


The Faculty of Business and Law

In the AACSB-accredited Faculty of Business and Law, we are committed to providing the most innovative teaching and research environment for the business leaders of tomorrow. The Faculty comprises of Curtin Business School (of which the School of Management is a part) and Curtin Law School. We are located in the beautiful city of Perth, Western Australia, with our main campus in Bentley and our Curtin Graduate School of Business and Curtin Law School facilities conveniently located in the bustling Central Business District.


The School of Management

The School of Management is a large school within the Faculty of Business and Law, with over 60 full or part-time academic and professional staff. Additionally, the School houses the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, and the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education. The School has six established discipline groups: Business Information Systems; Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategy; Human Resources; International Business; Organisational Behaviour; and Supply Chain Management.

We aim to provide students with the skills they need to tackle managerial and leadership roles in a wide range of organisational settings. We’re engaged in the discovery and dissemination of management-related knowledge, with particular emphasis on developing diverse ideas, innovative and entrepreneurial approaches, and promoting lifelong learning through our research, industry links, and regional and global alliances. We continue to innovate in management education and research, focusing not only on the essential core areas but also on those of growing importance. Hence, we provide courses in fields as diverse as entrepreneurship, information systems and technology, and international business.


Your new role

As Head of School, you will play a leading role providing strategic leadership for the School within the framework of the University and Faculty strategic plans. The role is critical for the effective functioning of the School as it delivers on its mission to offer outstanding academic courses, excellent and impactful research, and dynamic industry engagement.

The Head of School is a member of the Faculty Executive, participating in decision-making to determine the strategic direction of the Faculty, and engaging in strategic initiatives with the Faculty, wider University and external organisations to achieve the School’s goals.

Position Description


You will bring to the role:

  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline
  • A record of academic leadership in the management discipline in the higher education sector
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and to interact with students and staff with cross-cultural  
  • An outstanding record of scholarly research in management and/or scholarship in management learning and teaching.


What we offer you:

  • Three to five year, full-time contract as Head of School (length of initial term negotiable)
  • Underlying, continuing Teaching and Research Professorial position in the School of Management
  • 17% superannuation contributions
  • A rewarding career as a leader in one of the top 200 universities worldwide.

The salary ranges presented are those which are contained within the University's Enterprise Agreements; as are the employee benefits which include employer superannuation contribution at the rate of the current Government Superannuation Guarantee amount up to 17 percent, study assistance, comprehensive salary packaging and wellness programs, and flexible and family friendly work practices.


Valuing Diversity and Affirmative Action

Curtin University embraces diversity and inclusion and invites applications from women, men and intersex individuals who share the University's values, ethics, international outlook, value diversity and have an informed respect for indigenous people. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace, therefore, if you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process. All personal information will be kept confidential in compliance with relevant privacy legislation.


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Contact details

To apply complete the application form below. Shortlisting will commence immediately.


Applications close: 5PM, Thursday 31 May 2018 


For more information contact:

Hayley Matyear – People Capability Consultant

Phone:  08 9266 7906

Email:  hayley.matyear@curtin.edu.au



Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.