Role Statement for Discipline Head
Discipline Heads are appointed within a School of the Faculty to provide academic leadership within the relevant discipline. The Discipline Head will report to the Head of School, and the particular emphasis of the role will in each case be agreed with the Head of School and Executive Dean.
- In general, an appointment at Level E (Professor), but a minimum Level C (Senior Lecturer) appointment.
- Substantial experience in upper level course coordination or postgraduate coordination.
- A record of successful supervision of higher degree research and/or postgraduate
coursework students to completion.
- A strong track record in research achievement.
- Capacity for mentorship and a willingness to undertake the required training in aspects of human resource management.
The key responsibilities of the Discipline Head shall include:
- Provide discipline specific advice as required to the Head of School and the Executive Dean of the relevant Faculty.
- Provide academic leadership of the discipline and facilitate a spirit of collegiality within the School.
- Support the Head of School in mentoring and assisting the development of academic staff.
- Ensure effective provision of discipline specific curriculum advice to intending and enrolled students within associated programs.
- Provide leadership in the strategic development of the discipline within the School, Faculty and University planning frameworks.
- Support the Head of School in representing and promoting the strengths of the discipline to local, national and international organisations, industry and the local community.
- Provide advice to the Head of School regarding the expectations and requirements of external accrediting agencies related to the discipline and of associated professional bodies.
- Any other responsibilities as reasonably assigned by the Head of School.
18 July 2003