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Associate Dean - Pacific (Tomuaki Kita)

Associate Dean - Pacific (Tomuaki Kita)

Associate Dean - Pacific (Tomuaki Kita)

University of Waikato

Division of Management

The Division of Management offers highly regarded degrees at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels and is one of four divisions at the University of Waikato. It has distinguished itself by the relevance and rigour of its education and research and its commitment to responsible management and leading by innovation. It is a member of an elite group of global business schools that have earned Triple Crown accreditation - an international acknowledgement of excellence in business education.

We are looking for a successful and enthusiastic academic who also has expertise, leadership and strong networks within the Pacific business community to take up the role of Associate Dean - Pacific (Tomuaki Kita). In this role you will strengthen existing and establish new partnerships and networks with Pacific businesses, alumni and communities to enhance educational and research opportunities for Pacific people. This role is combined with the academic responsibilities of teaching, research, postgraduate supervision and professional and industry engagement.

You will also be responsible for overseeing the University's Pacific Plan within the Division of Management, the Pacific Plan aims to ensure that the University builds on its teaching and research endeavours to meet the aspirations, needs and priorities of Pacific peoples and you will provide expert advice to the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Associate Dean Strategic Engagement on these matters. In addition, you will provide leadership in Pacific Business that is built on the expertise of business fundamentals.

You will be expected to contribute to the Division's Leadership Team acting as a key advisor to the Pro Vice-Chancellor.

For the first five years of the appointment, 30% of your time will be dedicated to the Associate Director - Pacific (Tomuaki Kita) position. At the conclusion of the five year term, you will revert to a full time academic role.

To succeed in this role you will have a PhD, a track record of high quality research outputs and demonstrated high level teaching skills in one of the disciplines taught in the Division. You will also have established connections and networks within the Pacific business communities, strong stakeholder management, together with a commitment to results-oriented, collaborative and evidence-based ways of working are required. The preferred candidate will demonstrate awareness of Pacific cultures and be fluent in one or more Pacific languages and have experience working with Pacific communities.

The level of appointment will be dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.

The position will remain open until filled. Vacancy number: 390243

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