Dean, Te Huataki Waiora School of Health
We are seeking an exceptional leader for Te Huataki Waiora School of Health. The Dean is the senior strategic and academic leader of the School, responsible for shaping its intellectual, professional and operational culture and direction, and for the effective creation and stewardship of its resources.
There is specific responsibility to lead programme developments that will increase student numbers, advance the quality of teaching and research in the School, and increase the visibility, engagement and impact of the School with local stakeholders. Of particular importance is the leadership role that the Dean is expected to play in positioning the University of Waikato to develop a graduate entry medical school in the future, and to assist in creating a political and national policy environment where this can be supported. This involves planning strategically for the School's future and providing thought leadership on the national stage.
Te Huataki Waiora School of Health provides teaching and research in health (in particular through the implementation of the University's new Bachelor of Health degree) and in sport and human performance. It will have responsibility for the development of a programme in nursing, and in the future it is anticipated that the School will develop programmes in other areas of allied health. Currently in the School there are 351 students, 23 academic staff and seven general staff.
The School is situated in the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing, and Science, and the appointee will be an important member of the Division's executive leadership group, reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor. The position is full-time and it is expected that approximately half of the time is assigned to teaching and research activities. To succeed in this role you must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence with exceptional leadership, communication and interpersonal skills; have distinguished research and scholarly credentials appropriate to the role; enjoy strategic engagement; and show evidence of success in a senior academic leadership/management role. A comprehensive knowledge of the health sector in New Zealand or similar countries, including clinical training in a university environment, and a sound knowledge of the tertiary education sector are essential.
The appointment will be for a fixed-term of three years with the possibility of extension for a further two years. At the end of the appointment as Dean the appointee may take up a full-time continuing academic position in the School.
Closing date: 18 October 2019.
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