UTS – Deputy Director, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building

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Thank you for your interest in this role with the University of Technology Sydney.

An appointment has now been made with the following announcement released by the Dean of the Faculty.

Colleagues it gives me great pleasure to introduce our new Deputy Dean, Professor Josh Pienaar.

Josh is an experienced and credentialled educator with expertise in the built environment, higher education and governance. He is joining us at an exciting and crucial time as we work to advance the faculty and explore new opportunities for our disciplines.

Josh’s previous roles include Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) and Registrar at UniSQ and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at CQUniversity. He also served as Deputy Dean (Learning and Teaching) and Head of Program (Built Environment) for the School of Engineering and Technology at CQUniversity. Josh’s commercial experience includes roles as Director of Planning, Design and Logistics for international construction and development companies based in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the United States.

Josh brings a wealth of experience as a leader to the Faculty. His expertise is supported by a PhD focussed on student progression, particularly on factors that impact students’ ability to progress in their academic and professional careers.

Josh’s qualifications include degrees in construction management and postgraduate degrees in business administration, strategy, and education and he is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His contributions to our disciplines and higher education are recognised through Fellowships from the NSW Royal Society and the Australian Institute of Building. Josh is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a TEQSA expert and served as the President of the Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) from 2016 to 2019.

His research areas include sustainable construction, lean production and construction, production and operations management, life cycle assessment, scholarly analysis of student engagement, academic management and governance, and quality assurance.

Please join me in welcoming him to the faculty.

Professor Elizabeth Mossop
Dean, Faculty of Design Architecture and Building

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