UTS is the top-ranked young university in Australia. Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. UTS has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion with a focus on increasing gender equity through our participation in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot of the Athena Swan program and proactive strategies, including our Women@UTS program and Research Equity Initiative. As such, female applicants are encouraged to apply.
As part of the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB) you will provide strategic leadership and overall operational management to the School of Architecture’s teaching and learning, research and external engagement programs and activities.
About the Faculty
As part of UTS’s innovative and vibrant Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, led by Professor Elizabeth Mossop, you will join a Faculty highly regarded for the quality of its courses, its excellent connections to industry, and the internationalisation of its staff and students. Its research leads the way in developing the design, architecture and built environment professions, with a particular focus on new technologies, sustainability an professional practice. As such, the Faculty plays a key role in UTS’s strategy to become a leading public university of technology.
About the School
The UTS School of Architecture is a laboratory for the future of architecture and is committed to teaching, learning and research that will improve Sydney’s diverse environments through critical and creative spatial thinking. You will have the opportunity to engage in innovative practices while working with internationally recognised staff including, adjunct professors, visiting academics and guest lecturers that are actively engaged with industry as practitioners.
About the role
As Head of School, you will lead the pursuit of excellence in learning and teaching, research, engagement and the student experience. You will develop School-wide action plans that align with UTS’s overall mission, vision and strategic goals. You will embed a continuous improvement culture that strives for excellence consistent with the UTS values, promotes Faculty collegiality, mutual trust, creativity, flexibility and innovation.
In addition, you will maintain productive relationships with industry, government, the professions, community organisations, funding bodies and other universities both nationally and internationally. You will develop new and grow existing partnerships to mutual advantage, ensure current and future relevance of the curriculum and maximise research outcomes and opportunities.
You will be a strong visionary leader who can proactively drive excellence and continuous improvement across the Faculty and the School of Architecture. The Head of School fosters a collaborative, innovative, agile and committed team environment that positively contributes to the realisation of Faculty and University goals.