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Job Number : 33437
Type and Location : Academic / Melbourne
Listed By : The Cairnmillar Institute on 3 May 2021
Head of School

Executive Leadership Appointment


Head of School

School of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy


Full Time and continuing


Hawthorn East, Melbourne



The role


Cairnmillar Institute seeks an exceptional and experienced senior academic to lead the School of Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy in delivering high quality teaching and learning supported by strong and relevant research.  This key executive leadership position requires an individual with well established strategic and operational management skills, knowledge of best practice in academic governance and an active teaching and research program.  The ability to wok effectively with others is essential for achieving the best outcomes for students, staff and clients. 


The person


The successful candidate will have: 


  • A values-driven leadership style
  • A PhD in Psychology, or equivalent
  • Advanced expertise of higher education in Psychology
  • Proven experience in leadership and management of staff 
  • Evidence of writing course proposals and responding to accreditors 
  • Demonstrated research capabilities through publications in high impact journals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


The organisation


The Cairnmillar Institute is a vibrant and multifaceted not-for-profit Higher Education Provider that for 60 years has provided an excellent range of health and clinical services and postgraduate programs in psychology, counselling and psychotherapy as well as short courses and professional development.  Cairnmillar is now one of the largest trainers of post graduate psychologists and counsellors in Australia.


If you are passionate about improving the mental health of Australia by creating the next generation of practitioners, please contact us.


For a position description or to apply, email: prior to the closing date of 31 May, 2021.


For a confidential discussion contact Professor Kathryn von Treuer, CEO at


Cairnmillar Institute promotes the following values: collaboration, compassion, integrity, professionalism and respect and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Cairnmillar Institute is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve.

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