[Air-L] Position available: Head of School, School of Journalism & Communication, UQ

Sean Rintel s.rintel at uq.edu.au
Wed Mar 7 20:34:15 PST 2012

Position: Head of School, School of Journalism and Communication, The University of Queensland


Job No.: 493187
Area: Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences
Salary: Academic Level E ($151,735.67 - $151,735.67)
Work type: Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia
Application closing date: 23 Mar 2012 11:55pm E. Australia Standard Time

School of Journalism and Communication

The School of Journalism and Communication offers the longest-standing Journalism program in Australia. It also has a distinctive program in Communication for Social Change, and Communication degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels with growing higher research degree enrolments. The School is responsible for a number of undergraduate degrees (Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Communication) and teaches majors in the Bachelor of Arts. It is also responsible for the Masters of Journalism and the Masters of Communication. It teaches a student load of 650 EFTSL with an academic staff of 31.

The School's aggregated research measured through ERA has been assessed by the University at the rank of 4. The School's strengths are reflected in its awards for teaching excellence, a research centre, and active engagement with industry and the professions. Details of the areas of interest of academic staff in the School may be accessed on the School's web site at http://www.uq.edu.au/sjc. In addition to research conducted by staff the School includes a research centre - Centre for Communication and Social Change http://www.uq.edu.au/ccsc/. The school is one of six schools within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and is based at St Lucia Campus.

The Role

The University now wishes to appoint a new Head of the School of Journalism and Communication. The new Head will provide a future vision that will give teaching and research programs in Journalism and Communication an outstanding international profile within higher education. The vision will be implemented by the Head providing academic, research, teaching and organisational leadership to expand research output, increase external funding support, build postgraduate culture, and broaden the undergraduate teaching base.

The Person

Applicants must possess a PhD in a relevant field of study. The successful appointee will have excellent leadership and management skills that will enable the School to develop and realise a vision that builds an excellent teaching and research culture. The new Head will be expected to have and to maintain an international reputation for excellence in research in journalism and/or communication.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level E. The remuneration package will be $151,735 per annum, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $177,530 per annum).


To discuss this role please contact Bill Newton at HigherEd Appointments, the firm assisting the University, by phoning +61 (0)419 275 583 or email search at higheredappointments.com.au for initial enquiries or information on the role. Applications with full supporting documentation should be forwarded to the above email address by 23 March 2012.

Dr. Sean Rintel
Lecturer in Strategic Communication
School of Journalism & Communication
The University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD Australia 4072

E: s.rintel at uq.edu.au
T: +61-7-3346-8297

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