Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship

Brisbane, Australia
Nov 18, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 02, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement & Entrepreneurship)

The University of Queensland’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) emphasises external engagement as a key focus area for the sustainable growth and future prosperity of the organisation. Effective engagement and collaboration with the community, industry, government and other higher education institutions are listed as critical success factors for UQ, as is the need to build engaged and strategic partnerships with a broad range of local and global networks.

The establishment of a new Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship) position ensures the achievement of the University’s aspirations of developing and executing a more coordinated approach to external engagement.

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About This Opportunity

Leading the University’s engagement strategies, initiatives and outcomes with a global and community focused mindset, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship), in partnership with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships), will facilitate and enhance the maintenance and development of UQ’s major partnerships with universities, government agencies, industry bodies and community organisations. This opportunity will also see the appointable applicant coordinate and deliver the UQ Entrepreneurship Strategy (entitled UQ Ventures) with the aim of facilitating the growth of the University’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship) is responsible for building a one-UQ approach to International Development (ID) by bringing together University resources and expertise.

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement & Entrepreneurship) will be a member of the University’s Senior Management Group, working closely with a host of colleagues across the organisation, notably the Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Executive Deans, Heads of School, Directors and other senior members to achieve various planned strategic objectives.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

You’ll have an extensive and distinguished track record of leadership in external engagement within a university environment, with a strong understanding of university processes and procedures, the Australian and international higher education context, and major challenges and complexities facing the higher education sector globally. Our ideal candidate will have a postgraduate qualification. You’ll be able to demonstrate an outstanding understanding of strategic leadership principles with a proven record of results, as well as the capacity to implement change in complex environments and drive the delivery of strategic plans. You’ll have an entrepreneurial mindset in influencing strategic partnerships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, with an ability to effectively communicate the University’s interests, vision, mission and values at the highest levels. Skills in the management of resources, including budgetary, physical and people, are vital for success in this role.

Domestic and international travel is an inherent requirement of this position. You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term (5 year) position, with the opportunity for renewal. An attractive remuneration package, inclusive of leading employer superannuation contributions and loadings, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To discuss this role please contact the Executive Officer to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), Kelly Tomlinson.

Application enquiries can be sent to with the job number and title in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

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Applications should include a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae and a statement addressing the selection criteria.

Application enquiries can be sent to with the job number and title in the subject line.