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Professor and Director (Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University)


The Arts, Education and Law Group is the largest academic group at Griffith University and arguably the most diverse in terms of academic content, research achievement and character. The Group comprises eight schools and colleges ranging from professional schools (Law, Education), schools in humanities and social sciences (Humanities, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Languages and Linguistics), and the creative arts (Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Queensland College of Art and the Griffith Film School). 

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University is a vibrant, forward-looking institution combining cutting-edge training of music professionals for the twenty-first century with innovative research and strong community engagement from its custom-built, state-of-the-art facilities on the Gold Coast and on South Bank, at the heart of Brisbane's cultural precinct. 

With almost 900 students across a broad range of genres and specialisations, 600 amateur students, over 200 concerts and events reaching an audience of close to 50,000 every year, the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University is seen as a leading force in higher education by music professionals and the industry. 

This is a fixed term (5 years), full time position based at the South Bank campus. 

The role: 

This appointment includes a five year fixed term as Director, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University with an underlying continuing position as professor. 

The Director is responsible for the overall strategic planning and development of academic, research and professional activities within the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. The Director provides vision along with academic and artistic leadership whilst promoting excellence across all areas to consolidate Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University's reputation as a top-ranking institute for higher education in Queensland, Australia, and beyond.  

The person: 

The successful candidate will have an in-depth understanding and open attitude to contemporary musical realities and developments along with excellent communication skills.  Applicants will have a strong strategic and collegial management style with a genuine commitment to accountability and demonstrated experience in leading and managing human and financial resources. Candidates will have a substantial reputation as a leader in a relevant discipline area as evidenced by an outstanding record of research and grant success as well as sustained productivity along with the capacity to enhance and inspire high performance in teaching and research.  

Salary range: 

Professor, Level E: $150,817 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $176,457 per annum. 

A non-superannuable responsibility allowance of $25,674 per annum is also provided for the Director, Queensland Conservatorium role. 

Further information: 

Obtain the information package and application requirements by clicking on the external link.

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