University of Queensland: Professor and Head of School (School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry) – Call For Applications

The School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry is a dynamic team with a reputation for innovative approaches to teaching and research excellence. We consider and explore how human beings have ordered and made sense of their world throughout history, from ancient times through to the present, and how this informs our futures. Our disciplinary groupings of Classics & Ancient History, Studies of Religion, Philosophy and History are united by this common intellectual quest, and are mutually reinforced and supported by each discipline’s distinct approaches, perspectives and methodologies. Through our research, teaching and engagement activities, we seek to further and disseminate knowledge about these aspects of humanity. In doing so, we serve our scholarly communities, our students, and our wider societies. We operate to the highest ethical standards in the way our staff, students and other stakeholders relate to each other. We aspire to quality and best practice in all that we do.

The Head of School will provide outstanding leadership and management and promote the development and implementation of a strategic vision. This vision will aim to enhance the teaching and research excellence of the School within a financially sustainable resource environment. It will reflect an awareness of contemporary issues in curriculum development, teaching and learning and an ability to implement change agendas.

The successful candidate will have and will maintain an international reputation for excellence in research in one or more of the four School disciplines.

The Head will work in partnership with the Executive Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences, and within a devolved University structure. The Head will be a team player, building a cohesive and engaged School, while also acting in the best interests of the Faculty and University.

This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic level E.

The appointment as Head of School will be five years. An extension to this term may be offered following a review at least one year before the end of the initial term.

To discuss this role please contact Professor Tim Dunne on +61 7 3365 1822 or email

Applications close 20 November, 2016

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