Academic Director, Executive Education

Sydney, Australia
Friday, 5 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 5 December 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity to lead and further develop the Executive Education portfolio
  • Located on the University's Camperdown Campus
  • 5-year fixed-term position on a full-time basis with an attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney Business School is one of the Asia-Pacific region's premier centres for engaged and innovative business education and research. With a highly international outlook, we have over 560 FTE (full-time equivalent) staff and more than 16,000 students (10,695 EFTSL) from diverse backgrounds enrolled in a comprehensive suite of programs including the high-profile MBA.

Executive Education at the University of Sydney Business School is a vibrant and challenging portfolio. Committed to a growth strategy, we continue to build on our strong relationships with industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. We aspire to translate our deep and broad theoretical and practical knowledge into actionable learning for executive clients searching for sustainable responses to emerging global business challenges.

We are seeking to appoint, at the level of Associate Professor of Practice or Professor of Practice, an outstanding leader with extensive experience in post-bachelor's and post-experience education. As leader of the School's Executive Education team, you will be responsible for the effective operation and development of our programs, and play a central role in developing our future strategy for Executive Education.

In this role you will:

  • provide academic and commercial leadership in the co-design and delivery of commercial programs
  • lead and manage the financial performance of the Executive Education portfolio
  • identify, and pursue opportunities to develop offerings which further enhance the University of Sydney's regional and national reputation for high quality, innovative and challenging Executive Education

About you

Drawing on your recognised experience in the design and delivery of management programs, your reputation as a thought leader and innovator in management education will enable you to develop deep relationships with new and existing clients. You will be able to translate client needs into outstanding offerings delivered to an exceptional standard, bringing together the resources and expertise available in the Business School and the wider university. You will dynamically pursue new opportunities, such as stackable micro-credentials, and have the drive to follow through such initiatives to completion. Often working to tight deadlines and demanding client groups, you will demonstrate your commitment to providing an excellent product to an agreed specification. This will include evening and weekend work and both domestic and international travel.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a 5-year fixed-term position on a full-time basis, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. Relocation assistance may be provided if required, however, visa sponsorship is only available for this position for candidates who are currently located within Australia.

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate's relevant experience and qualifications

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter and CV) must be submitted via the University's careers site. Visit and search by reference 0087017 for more information and to apply

Closing time: 11:59 pm (AEDT) on Sunday 5 December 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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