University of Tasmania, Faculty of Arts
Professor and Director, Asia Institute Tasmania
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Director, Full Professor|
The University of Tasmania was founded in 1890 on the best of academic traditions that embrace excellence and commitment to free inquiry in the creation and application of knowledge. Ranked in the top 3 percent of universities worldwide and in the top 10 research universities in Australia, the University has a strong and distinctive Tasmanian identity which underpins teaching and research that is international in scope, vision and standards.
The Asia Institute Tasmania is an initiative of the University of Tasmania in partnership with the State Government of Tasmania to foster an Asia-literate Tasmanian community and an Asia-capable Tasmanian workforce. The Institute will play an important brokerage role in bringing specialist Asia expertise to Tasmanian business, education, industry and the general community. The Institute directly addresses the internationalisation and community engagement strategies of the University and is aligned with the National Research Priority ‘Understanding Australia and the World’.
The University is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic leader as Professor and Director of the new Institute. The Director will contribute distinguished research to the study of Asia, provide leadership and bring together expertise on Asia across the University and the State and engage with relevant stakeholders. The Director will work closely with the Asian Studies Program in the School of Humanities.
The successful candidate will have a PhD and an international reputation in research related to the study of Asia with successful research collaborations, strong commitment to effective research training and demonstrated success in generating funding from a range of sources. Proven leadership and effective relationship management skills are considered essential.
The Director role is fixed term for three years (renewable) and the Professorial appointment is continuing. The position is located in Hobart and travel to other campuses is required.
The closing date for applications is 13 September, 2013. To register interest and receive a position description, please call Jandy Godfrey, Academic Search and Onboarding Manager, University of Tasmania on +61 3 6226 7879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Primary Category:||Asian History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Public Policy