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Faculty Head

Heads of Faculty work in educational institutions, guiding and supporting faculty and administration through policy making, resource management, curriculum development, and administrative reviews; they also foster a relationship between the institution and its community. Faculty heads lead and delegate, set and evaluate goals, provide support and guidance, as well as evaluate teaching methods and performance.

Duties and tasks

  • Coordinate and ensure up-to-date curriculum
  • Evaluate faculty as well as student performance
  • Guide and support faculty and students
  • Have an active role in the budget and resource management; this duty may include fundraising for the school, and/or pursuing educational grants
  • Keep records of resources, student progress, meetings, and assessments
  • Observe teachers in the classroom
  • Organise annual reviews

Skills required

  • Bachelors Degree or Higher
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Public Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Writing

Working conditions

Depending on the emphasis of their role as a Faculty Head, those employed in this position may work primarily with teachers, or focus their efforts with the administration. They will work indoors in an office and classroom setting. Faculty heads work in schools and universities, and often will teach classes in addition to their leadership roles. They work a general Monday through Friday week, and depending on the academic term schedule adopted by the institution, they will have periods of the year off.

Professional associations / Industry information

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 

The Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) 

Related jobs and job titles

  • College Principal
  • Dean of Faculty
  • Education Lecturer
  • Education Manager
  • Education Officer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Professor
  • University Lecturer

Related degrees

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