Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Sydney, Australia
21 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is ranked amongst the world’s leading universities with an outstanding reputation for academic and research excellence. Since our inception more than 160 years ago, the University has been a leader in improving the world around us. We are currently supporting over 65,000 students in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Building on strong foundations, we are excited to be undergoing transformative change that will drive progressive and innovative thinking.

The Provost is a key Deputy to the Vice-Chancellor, with oversight of all academic activities across the full breadth of the University. The Provost is responsible for the strategic leadership and operational delivery of our academic objectives, and in particular the performance of the University’s six Faculties and three University Schools, ensuring continuous improvement in performance to the highest standards of excellence. Externally, the Provost plays a key role in representing the University on the global stage.

This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding senior academic leader. We’re looking for someone who shares our vision and values; an inspirational and compassionate leader who is adept at navigating through complexity and can deliver against a brave and ambitious agenda for change.

Term and remuneration

The initial appointment will be for 5 years with the opportunity for renewal, and the successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package.


For further information and initial enquiries please contact Libby Hackett, Partner, Perrett Laver Sydney, on +61 (0)2 8354 4000 or by email at

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter at quoting reference 3904.  Applications should include:

  • Full CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • Response to the Selection Criteria (maximum 3 pages)
  • Cover letter outlining your motivation, suitability and vision for the role (maximum 2 pages)

Closing date: Midnight (AEDT), Sunday 22 February 2019

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, 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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