Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Design and Creative Technologies

Auckland University of Technology

  • Outstanding opportunity for an experienced and strategic leader
  • Lead a design-centred, transdisciplinary faculty
  • Fastest growing New Zealand university ranked in top 3% of world universities (QS rankings 2015).

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is New Zealand’s second largest university, focused on providing outstanding student outcomes, and graduate success in a context defined by impactful research and industry connectivity. The teaching and research is innovative, with more than 26,000 students on three campuses encouraged to learn and understand issues of global importance, while participating in research with maximum application.

In this context, we are seeking an innovative and experienced strategic leader to be appointed to the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies. As Dean, you will lead and manage ambitious transdisciplinary learning and research programmes in the areas of Art and Design, Communication, Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, and Creative Technologies.

Based in Auckland and reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, you will be a key member of the strategic leadership team of the University and will provide strategic direction to continue to build this exciting Faculty. Crucial to success in this role will be your excellent executive leadership credentials demonstrated through the effective management of a large and complex School or Department in an academic environment. Personal attributes will include your ability to think at a strategic level, strong interpersonal skills and an understanding and affection for the disciplines within the Faculty. A doctoral level qualification will be preferred.

With personal and professional credibility and gravitas, you will be able to effectively create and enhance industry connections nationally while also developing and fostering partnerships and alliances on an international level. With a determination to succeed, you will be visionary and innovative, able to recognise opportunities and then inspire and motivate your team to achieve student outcomes to align with a rapidly changing external environment.

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Applications close: Wednesday, 9 November 2016.

To apply in confidence, please go to and click “APPLY ONLINE” using reference ATCdct0816 and include your cover letter and full curriculum vitae; or for a confidential discussion call Kirsten Henderson + 64 9 282 4240 or Jo Fisher on +61 3 9016 6000.

Auckland University of Technology is an EEO employer; we are committed to the Treaty of Waitangi and to equity. AUT aspires to be the University of choice for Maori and Pacific communities.

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