Academic Director, National Centre for Cultural Competence

Sydney, Australia
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy & Services

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 7600 permanent staff supporting over 60,000 students. The University was established to provide the opportunity for all regardless of race, religion or social class to undertake university studies and has established strategies to expand its service in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education.

The National Centre for Cultural Competence (NCCC) sits within the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) portfolio and was established with the vision to ‘Inform, shape and promote local, national and global cultural competence narratives, action and capability.’

The NCCC aims to develop and integrate cultural competence through innovative learning, teaching, research and engagement. The NCCC’s mission is to be a major contributor – through collaboration and partnerships with diverse individuals, communities and organisations – at the interface between cultural competence and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The NCCC is seeking to appoint an Academic Director, at the level of Associate Professor or Professor, to lead a team of interdisciplinary academic and professional staff.  The Academic Director will implement comprehensive strategies to establish the NCCC as an internationally recognised thought leading centre of excellence for research, education and community engagement related to the understanding, management, teaching and translation of cultural competence. The position will foster a collaborative environment that effectively promotes and engages the academic community in multidisciplinary strategic partnerships.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.

We are 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 fixed term position for a period of 5 years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package.

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 2099/1018F for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEDT) Wednesday 5 December 2018

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

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

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