The College of Business at Massey University is searching for a Head of School for the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, to be located at either the Palmerston North or Wellington campus. Location at the Albany campus could be considered, although is not preferred.
The Head of School provides academic leadership and strategic management of the School within the strategic framework of the College and wider University. He or she contributes to the mission and strategic objectives of the College as a member of the College Board and College Executive Team.
The successful candidate will be a dynamic, innovative and effective academic leader who will work with the Pro Vice-Chancellor to lead a large and diverse School across three campuses. The College’s strategic priorities are academic excellence, engaged staff and stakeholders, impactful research, an enterprising culture and outstanding reputation.
Employment will be on an ongoing (tenured) basis with the appointment as Head of School being an initial term of three years after which time a further term may be available or the appointee would take up an academic position within the School. The Head of School should be appointable at Professor Level.
In 2013 Massey University was ranked New Zealand’s fifth most attractive employer in in the annual Randstad Awards, an international survey conducted across 14 countries. It was also the education sector winner. The College of Business has a proud history, with New Zealand’s longest running MBA, journalism and entrepreneurship/small business programmes. The College comprises five schools: Accountancy; Aviation; Communication, Journalism & Marketing; Economics & Finance; and Management. We have programmes on three campuses (Albany, Palmerston North, and Wellington) plus New Zealand’s oldest and most substantial distance education offering. We are accredited by AACSB and AMBA, alongside several discipline-specific endorsements.
The Palmerston North campus is located in the Manawatu region, set between the Tararua and Ruahine ranges in the east and the vast Tasman Sea in the west. Manawatu combines the charm of rural New Zealand with the sophisticated city appeal of Palmerston North. It has a thriving arts and sport scene and is reputed to have the highest number of restaurants, eateries and cafe bars per capita in New Zealand.
Wellington is New Zealand’s capital, with a population of approx. 400,000. The 2010 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Wellington 12th in the world. In 2011 Lonely Planet named Wellington as fourth in its Top 10 Cities to Visit, referring to the New Zealand capital as the “coolest little capital in the world”.
Closing date: 08 January 2013
Reference number: A359-13SF