The Dean will be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the academic leadership and management of the faculty.
The Dean will co-ordinate academic planning and resource allocation to schools and such other academic units and services as are allocated to the faculty.
Allocation of funds to faculties by the Senate will be on the advice of the Senate Finance Committee after receiving the recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor based on consultation with the Planning and Resources Committee.
Faculty councils will provide the Dean with advice on the Academic Plan, on the preparation of budget estimates from internal submissions and on the allocation of resources within the faculty. The Dean will chair the faculty council.
The Dean of each faculty will be appointed for a five year term of office with an option for reappointment.
Positions will be advertised both internally and externally.
A remuneration package will be negotiated with the Dean.
A University motor vehicle is provided for the appointee’s official and personal use. All costs associated with the operation, repair and maintenance of the vehicle will be met from the faculty budget.
On completion of the five year appointment as Dean, the Employee will be eligible for six months research leave if the appointment is to be extended for a further five year term or the Employee is offered an academic appointment within the University. On taking up the appointment any accrued entitlement to Sabbatical or eligible service towards such an entitlement is preserved. Sabbatical may not be taken during the appointment and entitlement to Sabbatical cannot be accrued whilst serving as Dean but the preserved entitlement may be combined with research leave at the end of an appointment to Dean.
Salary and allowances paid to Deans will continue during research leave immediately following the term of office. A University motor vehicle is not provided during the research leave.
All rights and entitlements accrued under an existing contract of appointment will be preserved.
An administrative allowance is payable to acting Deans appointed for periods of one month or more. The allowance is equivalent to 10% of a professor’s salary.
For guidance on the selection procedures for Dean positions refer to selection procedures for Deans.