Dean of School of Science, Engineering and Technology
Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Management Education and development
Tenure Track or Tenured
Internal Number: JR24132
RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.
RMIT International University Vietnam is the Asian hub of RMIT University. Degrees are awarded by RMIT University in Australia, allowing Vietnamese students to receive an overseas education without having to leave home. RMIT Vietnam is also host to students from Australia and many other countries. All degree programs are recognised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and are audited by the Australian Universities Quality Agency. RMIT Vietnam is an English-speaking university, and all teaching is in English.
About School of Science, Engineering & Technology (SSET)
SSET at RMIT Vietnam is closely affiliated with the sciences, engineering, computing technologies and health and medical sciences (STEM) of RMIT University Melbourne, delivering the College’s award programs and developing research in the fields of science, engineering, and health. Programs currently taught on the Vietnam campus include the Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics), Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering), Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics & Mechatronics) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) (Electrical & Electronics Engineering). SSET is a critical part of RMIT Vietnam in influencing the development of the region and RMIT’s position as the regional leader in STEM, and its impact on the surrounding communities.
RMIT Vietnam is seeking an international leader to be Dean of SSET. The Dean will be a visionary, enthusiastic leader who will build the vision for the School aligned with RMIT’s Knowledge with Action Strategy, and progress the school in that strategic direction. The Dean will need to drive a culture of engagement in the school, and build capability through leadership development, fostering and growing talent.
As a visionary leader, the Dean should be able to inspire faculty and staff with their vision, creating a positive and collaborative environment.
The Dean will bring a strategic mindset to take the school to the next level of evolution in line with strategic direction and will be a strong leader who will build people capability and talent pipeline in school leadership team and across different disciplines.
The Dean of SSET will lead the school as a senior academic and a visionary leader with an ability to create industry partnerships and networks as well as leverage the current networks and resources to enhance school’s growth potential, operationalising School’s strategic aims and objectives. The Dean of School will lead high level engagements with relevant industries, government departments and represent RMIT University in public events as well as alumni of RMIT University to ensure the School is well connected to the community.
For a more detailed description of the key areas of responsibility for this position please click here to download the JD.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
Visionary leadership: Ability to provide strong and visionary leadership to the school to maximise student experience and staff teaching outcomes as well as to build a strong pipeline of future leaders. Working with senior colleagues drive the ongoing development of the academic profile of the campus in education and research, growth in student numbers and enhancement of the student experience especially in the areas of work integrated learning and student mobility.
Collaboration and Networking: A dean should foster collaboration and networking within and outside the university. They should build relationships with industry partners, other academic institutions, alumni, and community organisations to promote research opportunities, internships, and potential collaborations.
Inclusivity and Diversity: A dean should value and promote inclusivity and diversity within the school. They should strive to create an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and fosters a sense of belonging for all students, faculty, and staff.
Strategic mindset: Strong ability to lead and progress the school strategically and in line with RMIT Vietnam’s ambition and focus.
Innovative teaching and learning. Demonstrated experience of fostering a culture of academic excellence to provide a quality, student-centred, learning and teaching environment that represents international leading practice.
Planning and operational leadership. Provide academic and professional leadership by contributing to strategic direction setting, policy and planning processes of the School, the College of Business and RMIT Vietnam through participating in relevant School, College and RMIT Vietnam forums, committees and associated projects
Management. Provide strategic management of the School and coordinate its day-to-day management of and contribute to the academic management in the context of external landscape, strategic direction, plans and budgets.
Benefits include but not limited to:
Competitive remuneration package in USD (for expatriate candidates) or VND (for Vietnamese candidates) plus performance bonus depending on proven track record in meeting all the key selection criteria.
Relocation allowance package up to USD $11,000 with support to relocate overseas candidate (and family) from home location to Vietnam for expatriates applying outside Vietnam.
Return flights from home location to Vietnam for immediate dependents.
School tuition fees for children, up to USD $15,000 per child up to 2 children per year
Private premium medical insurance for employee and immediate family
20 days annual leave plus 5 days paid leave Xmas closure and paid sick leave.
Support and guidance from experienced Mobility Advisor to assist in work permit and visa application together with relocation to and settling into living and working in Vietnam.
Ongoing professional development program and support.
The role located is Ho Chi Minh city or Hanoi, Vietnam,?is open for both local and expatriate candidates.
If you are an expatriate candidate, you will require a work permit to work in Vietnam.? To qualify for a work permit you will need (at minimum) a degree in a relevant field to the position and must be able to provide official written confirmation (statement of service) of at least 3 years’ senior management related experience.?
English is the language of teaching and communication at RMIT Vietnam. For this role, the minimum requirement is IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 7.0 with no band less than 6.5.
Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.
Please note, we will be running a rolling recruitment process, so please do not wait until the closing date to apply.
RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT.
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. We’re global in footprint and even more importantly, we’re global in mindset. We’re committed to making a positive impact wherever we go. The wider our reach, the deeper our connections, the greater our impact.
RMIT University Vietnam (RMIT Vietnam) is a campus of RMIT University with 700 staff and 7,000 students, in three locations, and recently awarded one of the Best Companies to work for in Asia 2020. From a media perspective RMIT Vietnam enjoys a 40% share of voice in the sector. It brings a world-class education and globalised study environment to the heart of Asia, offering programs in business, technology, communication, design, fashion and English language. It boasts an impressive range of extra-curricular activities that encourage students to innovate and network globally.
Degrees are awarded by RMIT in Australia and taught in English, enabling Vietnamese students (and visiting international students) the opportunity to receive an international education without having to leave home.