Head, Education

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

Faculty Office

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Lead a highly professional and supportive team working on strategic decision making, the student experience and curriculum management
  • Be responsible for the development and implementation of education planning and service strategy
  • Full-time, 3 year fixed term, SGS2 role with attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity 

In this exciting role you’ll be a member of the professional leadership team for the Faculty and provide expert advice and input in the development of strategy, policy and planning for education, developing a culture of connectivity to transform the curricula in partnership with our students.

You’ll also use your expertise to provide strategic advice to the relevant Associate Deans and Heads of School to achieve the Faculty’s objectives of high quality, student oriented, and technologically supported and inclusive learning experiences.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Head, Education who:

  • is an expert in change leadership and can work with teams and senior academics to deliver positive change across the areas of curriculum and quality, careers, admission, transition and student experience
  • develops and implements a consistent education planning process and service delivery strategy including working on university wide education initiatives
  • supports strategic academic decision-making across a range of education initiatives in the Faculty and university wide
  • continues to build and develop a high performance team to deliver the administration and integration of services, quality assurance practices and reviews, curriculum development and planning, educational innovation and design and work integrated learning. 
  • designs and deliver strategies to improve the student experience.

About us

Our Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences comprises six Schools and approximately 40 departments and programs, and a diverse curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

We are consistently ranked among the leading faculties of our kind, nationally and internationally and we have a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour, committed to offering a vibrant research and teaching environment.

Our mission is to conduct research and teaching across the breadth of the humanities and social sciences to make a difference in the lives of its students, staff and the broader community, both in Australia and globally.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney as an institution 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’re Australia's first university and 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 undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

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

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2257/1118F to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11.30pm, 9 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 people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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