Dean of Education

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Capital Thinking. Globally Minded.

  • Drive a bold and distinctive vision to strategically position the Faculty in Australasia.
  • Lead a Faculty of Education placed in the top 100 in the world (QS rankings).
  • Be part of New Zealand's number one ranked university for research quality.

Based in New Zealand's cultural, political, and creative capital, Victoria University of Wellington's Faculty of Education is perfectly positioned to offer a wealth of opportunities for research, teaching, and learning and political and cultural engagement. The Faculty of Education is ranked in the top 100 in the world in the QS World University Rankings, and, Victoria University is committed to maintaining and growing this reputational strength by strategically positioning the Faculty within the Australasian region.

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Dean will provide academic and executive leadership to the Faculty and will drive a bold and distinctive strategic direction, while providing academic oversight for research and teaching, and holding accountability for civic engagement and external stakeholder management. The Dean will have additional leadership opportunities in the PVC management group.

As the new Dean, operating in a highly competitive market place, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to drive overall excellence and ensure the continued success of the Faculty. Holding a minimum of a PhD or equivalent, you will have a strong record of performance in scholarly activities and previous experience managing a team, with responsibility for financial resources and project management. Your strong academic credibility and stature in the broad sphere of education will be important in continuing to build partnerships and networks in New Zealand and the Australasia region. With a determination to succeed, you will be forward thinking, innovative, and flexible in approach, and have a strong understanding of the academic environment and current trends in the education sector internationally.

Your vision, drive and energy will be key in this leadership role to move the Faculty to the next level, while fostering a collaborative, engaged, and highly motivated team.

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Applications close on Friday, 2 February 2018.

To apply in confidence, please go to and click 'APPLY ONLINE' using reference VUWdoe1217 and include your cover letter and full curriculum vitae.

For a confidential discussion call Kirsten Henderson + 64 9 282 4240.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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