University of Waikato
Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences
The University of Waikato is seeking an exceptional leader for our newly formed Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) is the senior academic and strategic leader of the Division, responsible for shaping its intellectual, professional and operational culture and direction and for the effective creation and stewardship of its resources. The PVC places paramount importance on the interests and reputation of the University as a whole, promoting these through leadership of the Division. There is specific responsibility to lead academic programme development and marketing initiatives that will increase student numbers, advance the quality of teaching and research in the Division, ensure the appointment and development of outstanding staff and ensure collaboration with key stakeholders.
The Division brings together the Schools of Arts, Psychology and Social Sciences, Te Piringa – Faculty of Law and the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis. Together in 2018 they had 2,702 equivalent fulltime students (including 391 postgraduate students and 240 international students), 231 academic staff and 53 professional and support staff.
The significance of the role is demonstrated by the appointee being a member of the University’s executive leadership group and reporting to the Vice-Chancellor.
To succeed in this role you will need a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field, a personal record of academic distinction and achievement in one of the disciplinary areas of the Division and a proven track record of successful academic leadership. Demonstrated ability to articulate a vision, lead change in a complex environment and develop innovative strategies is essential together with large scale budget management experience and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
The capacity to provide leadership that respects the diversity of approaches in different academic disciplines, the ability to represent the interests of the Division while contributing to University-wide leadership and a commitment to the highest levels of quality in all activities are key attributes.
The appointment will be for a fixed term of five years.
Applications close on Friday, 5 July 2019.
All enquiries about this role, and applications, must be sent to our search partner, Academic Search International:
Sonia Pechner, Executive Director at Academic Search International