Dean, Academic

Sippy Downs, Australia
20 May 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

  • Based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast
  • Growing, forward thinking University
  • 5 year appointment with attractive remuneration package and vehicle

The University

USC is one of the world’s top 150 young universities, and at just over 20 years of age have already established ourselves on the world stage. We are one of Australia’s fastest growing regional universities and are currently progressing toward the opening of a new campus in Moreton Bay, which will open in 2020. As we’ve grown, we’ve increased access to education in new geographic regions, and created new opportunities and experiences for communities who haven’t had them before. We’re renowned for our personal approach to teaching, whether it’s in class or out and about on campus, which is why we’re consistently rated one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality.

The Location

The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s prime tourist destinations as well as a great place to live, offering a relaxed lifestyle centred around pristine white-sand beaches, stunning hinterland and subtropical forests and plenty of sunshine. 

USC’s flagship campus is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast with multiple campuses in the region from Moreton Bay to Fraser Coast.

The Role

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), the Dean, Academic is a key leadership position in the DVC(A) portfolio. The Dean, Academic will lead and manage the academic schools, overseeing and ensuring the effective management of significant financial, human and physical resources and the quality assurance of academic activities.

In collaboration with the academic schools, the Dean, Academic will be responsible for ensuring the successful development, review and delivery of a dynamic Academic plan that encompasses Learning/Teaching, Research and Engagement for the nine academic schools. The role will be key in identifying opportunities for growth and engagement, ensuring alignment of programs with the University’s strategic objectives. The Dean, Academic will also work collaboratively with senior staff to contribute to a high-performing academic culture of excellence, innovation and efficiency.

This appointment will be for a term of five years with an attractive remuneration package to be negotiated with the successful candidate.


You will hold advanced academic qualifications with a Professorial title and demonstrate an distinguished track record in the development and delivery of academic excellence as well as an excellent track record in academic research.

You will demonstrate extensive experience and success as a senior academic leader, including the ability to lead change and manage performance in academia and provide mentoring that exemplifies high academic standards and shows a working knowledge of contemporary tertiary education national policy.


All applicants MUST provide both a statement of claims and resume/curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply, and to view the role statement, visit our website at

Applications close: Midnight, Friday 14 June 2019