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University of Tasmania

Associate Professor / Professor in Art (Head of Discipline)

Lead the innovation and growth of capability and engagement for the Arts program as Head of Discipline.

  • Enhance research & teaching capacity and sustainable student engagement
  • Concurrent, fixed-term appointment to the service position of Head of Discipline
  • Full-time, innovative leadership opportunity based in Hobart

Your new Role

Contributing critical support and innovative leadership at either Academic Level D or E, you’ll join the School of Creative Arts and Media as Head of Discipline, Art. Leading the strategic alignment and operational management of the Art program, a priority will be the creation and implementation of a strategy to enhance research and teaching capacity.

In addition to contributing high-quality research of international standing, you will supervise higher degree students and lead curriculum innovation and exemplary teaching, committed to enhancing the student experience and securing student load targets.

As a contemporary leader able to foster a positive and collaborative environment, you’ll develop outstanding academic research and teaching capability and build effective relationships within the University, the profession, industry and wider community.

With the transformation of our Northern and Southern campuses and the new Hedberg Building, this is a fantastic opportunity to lead the sustainable and strategic growth of the Art program on campuses in the south (Hobart ) and north (Launceston) of the state and enrich Art engagement within the unique Tasmanian context.  

About the University

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social and cultural future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage.

The College of Art’s Law and Education’s (CALE) mission is to develop the next generation of thinkers and professionals in education, social work, law, media, policing and justice, and the cultural and creative industries. Our research seeks a deep engagement with our place and a global impact that begins with our local communities.

Tasmania might be small, but it’s got a creative arts scene that other places can only dream of. As part of the School of Creative Arts and Media, you’ll become a part of our bustling island’s creative revolution.

What You’ll need to succeed

As a dynamic and established practice-based academic leader, your relevant PhD will be supported by a record of and ongoing commitment to research and demonstrable academic achievement commensurate with appointment to level D or E (as outlined in the position description).

Your extensive experience and excellence in teaching and learning will display your student focus, digital and blended teaching and curriculum design capability, and flexible multi-location teaching skills.

An understanding of contemporary Universities  as well as creative and cultural industries and the ability to build staff capacity and student load will support innovative leadership to sustainably grow the program and deliver strategic priorities.

Previous achievement and demonstrated success in leadership and promoting Art activities and curriculum improvements will contribute to your achievement in uplifting capability and enhancing student engagement and experience.

What’s on Offer?

On offer is a full-time, ongoing opportunity at Academic Level D or E, with a 3-year concurrent leadership role as Head of Discipline. The role will be based in Hobart, with relocation assistance available. Additional staff benefits and discounts include health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level D or E, with a base salary within the range of $152,077 - $164,925 at Level D and $188,051 – $191,812 at Level E, plus 17% superannuation

Considering a move to Tasmania to take up this opportunity?

Offering a breath of fresh air, our island State’s wild landscapes, unique towns and fascinating history have something for everyone. Tasmania has crafted a unique brand of creativity and adventure; case in point: world-famous MONA and the exceptional mountain bike tracks of Derby. Our world-famous food and wine provide an abundance of fresh seafood, family-run wineries and distilleries, and culinary experiences celebrating farm-fresh produce. From our island shores, our research extends to the great Southern Ocean and down to the Antarctic.

How to Apply?

Please apply via our Careers Website

Please provide your up-to-date resume, a 1-page cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and full responses to the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description.

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. For further information about this position please contact Anastasia Tierney, Talent Acquisition Advisor via   

We celebrate the strength that diversity brings. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

Applications close Wednesday 31st of August 2022, 11:55pm.

Download File Position Description - Associate Professor or Professor in Art.pdf

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.




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