LINGUIST List 21.2843

Thu Jul 08 2010

Jobs: Applied Ling; General Ling; Lang Acq: Head of School, Griffith U

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        1.    Liana Crescenzi, Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Head of School, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

Message 1: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Head of School, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
Date: 07-Jul-2010
From: Liana Crescenzi <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Head of School, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
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University or Organization: Griffith University Department: School of Languages and Linguistics Job Location: Queensland, Australia Web Address:
Job Rank: Head of School

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition


Queensland, AustraliaHead of SchoolSchool of Languages and Linguistics

Reference No: 491685Department: School of Languages and LinguisticsWork type: Continuing

Overview:Griffith University is committed to excellence in teaching and research.The University has five campuses and more than 40,000 students in the highgrowth Brisbane-Gold Coast corridor. The University has an excellentworking environment and a positive culture which supports staff developmentand encourages innovation, diversity and creativity.

The School of Languages and Linguistics is committed to the high qualityteaching of languages at both Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. In all, sixlanguages plus linguistics are taught by the School. The School emphasisesthe linking of language learning to career oriented courses, thedevelopment of innovative language teaching methodologies, especially thoseinvolving new technologies, and community service.

This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment for three years as Head ofSchool, with a substantive continuing position as Professor (Level E) orAssociate Professor (Level D).

The role:The Head of School is a key leadership role within the University. The Headof School is responsible for the performance of the School includingteaching and learning outcomes; research and external engagement; financialplanning; and staffing.

The appointee will be the key ambassador for the School and University toall relevant external stakeholders and education bodies. He/she will havethe opportunity to make a key contribution to the development of the Schooland its future growth at the University. This, combined with the lifestylethat the region offers, would suggest that this is an outstandingopportunity for a senior academic.

The person:The successful candidate will provide leadership and oversight of allmissions of the School of Languages and Linguistics, including teaching andlearning, research and service. The Head of School will possess strongvisionary, strategic and collegial management skills with a capacity toexcel in a multicultural, multilingual environment. The successfulcandidate will also have outstanding interpersonal and communicationskills, with the stature and expertise to build top-level relationshipswith all stakeholders.

Salary:A base salary from AUD $108,248 to $119,256 for Associate Professor or AUD$139,439 for Professor per annum with a Head of School loading, and anemployer superannuation contribution of 17% of base salary will be offered.

Further information:Obtain the position description and application requirements by visiting:

For position queries, contact Professor Patrick Buckridge, Dean, Faculty ofHumanities and Social Science on +61 (0) 7 373 57348.

For application queries, contact Ms Carley Jenkins, HR Adviser on +61 (0) 73735 3444.

To apply please visit applications must be submitted online.

Closing date: 6 August 2010 4.30pm AEST

Application Deadline: 05-Aug-2010 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Carley Jenkins Email:

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