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Do you have a passion for ensuring high quality teaching and learning and have experience in leading academic planning and policy development and enhancing the student experience? Do you have a desire to lead and further enhance the development of the University’s reputation as a provider of high quality tertiary education? If so, you may be interested in the role of Dean, Academic in the Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Research, Academic and Enterprise (AVC RAE).
|Applications close:||11 p.m. on 29 July 2018|
Do you have a passion for ensuring high quality teaching and learning and have experience in leading academic planning and policy development and a strong commitment to enhancing the student experience? Do you have a desire to lead, to make a difference for Massey and work as part of a high-performing team to enhance the University’s reputation as a provider of high quality tertiary education? If this sounds like you, then you may be interested in the role of Dean, Academic in the Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Research, Academic and Enterprise (AVC RAE).
The Dean, Academic provides strategic and operational advice to the AVC RAE and leadership to the work of learning and teaching and student success at Massey University. The successful candidate will be PhD qualified and have an outstanding record of personal academic achievement combined with experience in leading academic planning, academic policy development and quality assurance. Evidence of achievement in successful implementation and embedding practice in addition to leading pedagogical innovation at the level of a large school or college (or equivalent entity) will be an advantage, as will the ability to understand the imperatives around academic quality assurance. An understanding of best practice pedagogy, including distance and online learning, is essential.
Reporting directly to the AVC RAE, this is a key leadership role in the University and within the Office of the AVC RAE. Candidates must have strong interpersonal and people skills, superior skills of negotiation and persuasion, proven experience in effectively leading, managing and motivating teams and the flexibility to lead innovative thinking in a challenging environment. The role will carry budget responsibility and operational leadership accountability in the form of line management.
The successful applicant will lead and provide advice on policy initiatives to the AVC RAE, support an enhancement agenda around the quality assurance of Massey University’s academic programmes, and be responsible for projects of work related to the AVC RAE portfolio. The Dean, Academic will also support the AVC RAE with the provision of leadership to the University through leading special projects within the portfolio.
While our preference is for the successful candidate to be located at our Palmerston North campus, we will consider options in either Auckland or Wellington.
Interested applicants can seek further information from the AVC RAE, Professor Giselle Byrnes (email@example.com).
Working with the AVC RAE, provide effective strategic and operational leadership to the University across the academic portfolio.
Be an integral senior member of the AVC RAE team, contributing to the strategic leadership and wider leadership and management of the whole University.
Provide academic leadership to various agreed strategic and operational aspects of the academic functions of the University that support quality assurance and enhancement of the academic programmes and teaching and learning at Massey University.
Work with the AVC RAE to enhance the reputation of the University as a provider of high quality tertiary education.
Lead, develop and guide policy initiatives and provide advice to the AVC RAE.
Be responsible for projects of work related to the AVC RAE portfolio.
Deputise for the AVC RAE as and when required for internal and external commitments.
Assistant Vice-Chancellor Research, Academic and Enterprise
Duties and responsibilities
Project management and direction
Liaison with students and staff
NCTL staff; OAA staff; Copyright and Open Access Officer; other senior staff within the AVC RAE portfolio; College Pro Vice-Chancellors and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellors; Directors of Teaching and Learning and Directors, Academic Programmes; Heads of Schools and academic units; academic and professional support staff; University Committees; external stakeholders and agencies.
A Doctoral qualification is essential.