Academic Director, Executive Education

Sydney, Australia
12 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Sydney Business School

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 523 FTE (full-time equivalent) staff and more than 14,300 students (10,416 EFTSL) from diverse backgrounds enrolled in a comprehensive suite of programs including the high-profile MBA.

Building on our strong alliances with industry, government and the not-for-profit sector, the Business School is pursuing an ambitious strategic direction as a thought-leader in the development of ethical, responsible and sustainable responses to emerging global business challenges.  We are making a major investment in achievement of this vision through the development of strategic partnerships, staff recruitment and development, new student and program support teams, renewal and redesign of the curriculum and educational practices and the expansion of resources to facilitate engaged and impactful business research.

Leveraging the knowledge, capabilities, infrastructure, corporate relationships and other resources within the School and the University, the role of Academic Director, Executive Education, will play a central role in achieving these ambitions. The Academic Director collaborates closely with the Dean, Deputy Deans and Associate Deans, the Faculty General Manager, and the Director of External Engagement and International to enhance and promote executive education and the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA). The Director is also tasked with achieving and maintaining alignment with School’s other post-Bachelor’s offerings, ensuring that learning content is state of the art, future-focused and optimises the quality of the student learning experience.

About us

As Australia’s first university, the University of Sydney has sought consistently to offer education and research of the highest standard. We believe in education with a positive social and environmental purpose and in leadership that is both effective and responsible.  These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion. They also underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are currently undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

Term and remuneration

The successful applicant will be offered a full-time continuing position, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. A salary package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated.

How to apply

For more information on the position, faculty and University, please view the candidate brochure available on the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1721/0918C for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEDT), Sunday 11 November 2018

Interviews: December 2018

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion.  We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,  people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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