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Dean- The University of Waikato

Posted by Tish on 09/23 at 09:14 AM

  Date Posted
  Sep. 9, 2015

  Job Title

  School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering

  Department Website

  The University of Waikato
  New Zealand

  Application Deadline
  Open until filled but applications preferred by 9 October 2015

  Position Start Date
  Available immediately

  Job Categories

  Academic Fields
  Mechanical Engineering
  Electrical and/or Electronics
  Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
  Engineering - Other

The University of Waikato is committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character, and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge. We have a student population of over 12,000 and employ over 1500 academic and support staff.

The School of Engineering is one of four major academic units within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and focuses on quality teaching and research covering a broad range of disciplines leading to the following qualifications; BE(Hons) degrees in chemical & biological engineering, electronic engineering, materials & process engineering and mechanical engineering, and to BSc and BSc(Tech) degrees majoring in electronics, materials & processing, and physics. It also offers Postgraduate Diplomas, Graduate Diplomas, MSc, MSc(Tech), ME, MPhil and PhD degrees. The School also has research and development strengths in materials, energy efficiency, composites, mechanical engineering, bio-processing, electronics, environmental technology, and biophysics.

We are seeking to attract an exceptional leader with the personal attributes and experience to grow and develop the School’s reputation. Inspiring and extending staff and effectively managing change to enhance performance capability will be key priorities. The Dean is the academic leader and business manager of the School and responsible for delivering the University’s strategic, academic and administrative performance outcomes at the School level. It is envisaged that this role will be approximately 75% leadership/management/administration and 25% research.

Candidates will be PhD qualified in a field appropriate to the School, have distinguished research and scholarly credentials appropriate to the role, demonstrated successful experience in an academic leadership/management role, a commitment to excellence in teaching and research and the vision and capacity to build on the School’s many strengths and achievements.

Further information about the University and Faculty is available at http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/about-us/engineering

The term of appointment is for five years and may, subject to review by the Vice-Chancellor, be renewed for a further period by mutual agreement.

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