Associate Professor and Deputy Director (Learning and Teaching)

Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia

Job description

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

Our thriving community of artists, designers and photographers are constantly pushing the boundaries of creative practice and research in visual arts and design.

Our students access to world-class facilities, including art galleries, exhibition spaces, studios and computer labs and learn from some of the world’s leading art and design practitioners and researchers.

Located at the South Bank campus, this is a three year fixed term, full time position as Deputy Director, with an underlying substantive, continuing Level D position.

The opportunity

The role of Deputy Director (Learning and Teaching) is primarily providing visionary, strategic leadership and management in the learning and teaching portfolio; embedding strategies to meet Queensland College of Art (QCA) and Arts, Education, Law (AEL) Group KPI’s in learning and teaching associated with the art and design programs offered by QCA; facilitating evidence-based practice in teaching, learning and assessment; building academic staff capacity in learning and teaching; facilitating learning and teaching scholarship; and ensuring learning and teaching is evidence based, flexible and responsive to students and industry needs. As a Level D academic, the appointee will also be expected to advance research productivity; participate in and lead innovative teaching in the disciplines of Fine Art or Design; and to lead professional engagement with relevant industry and community.

About you

As Deputy Director, you will have demonstrated academic leadership with respect to teaching and research, as well as the ability to manage resources within an allotted budget. You will have a track record of excellence in research within a relevant discipline and experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. You will have a PhD or equivalent qualification in an appropriate discipline.

Salary range

A salary package that includes a Level D band salary of $136,454 – $150,331 per annum with a $7,002 Deputy Director responsibility allowance, and an employer superannuation contribution of 17% of base salary will be offered. Attractive salary packaging arrangements are also available.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description. 

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith’s strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Derrick Cherrie, Director, Queensland College of Art on +61 (0) 7 3735 6167 or

For application queries, please contact Ms Corinna Gartrell, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6548.

Closing date: Wednesday, 18 July 2018 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV’s from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV’s sent directly to Line Managers.

Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region.