Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic

Canberra, Australia
20 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Uniquely positioned as Australia’s only national university, The Australian National University (ANU) is located in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. The ANU is the nation’s leading tertiary institution, and it is consistently ranked as one of the top 25 universities in the world.

With its reputation for excellence, strong ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people, the ANU is recognised internationally as a leading centre for research, education and policy engagement.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic

The ANU is now seeking an innovative leader as its next Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic (DVCA), to build upon the University’s reputation for outstanding academic leadership and the student experience. Reporting to Provost, Professor Mike Calford, and working closely with Vice-Chancellor, Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt AC, the next DVCA will be a key member of the University’s senior leadership as the ANU continues to deliver upon its strategic goals and ambitions.

The DVCA will be an experienced leader and manager who understands how the leading contemporary universities align teaching and learning strategies, with all the mechanisms to provide a world-class experience and sustainable learning environment for all ANU students.

The DVCA will continue to enhance the quality of the University’s teaching and learning; promote a strong student focus and culture; and will ensure best practice in the use of data analytics to track, monitor and support student success.

To succeed in this role, the ideal candidate will have a track record of strategic leadership experience, an understanding of the key issues, challenges and opportunities for Australian universities.

Critical to success will be a collegial style, strong internal and external negotiation and communication skills and a proven commitment to providing an outstanding student experience.

For all confidential enquiries, or further information, please contact Julie Steiner at Odgers Berndtson,

T: +61 2 8905 3706


How to apply

Please visit the ANU website to access relevant material, including an information book for candidates.

Closing date: Monday, 7 January 2019 at midnight AEDT.