Pro Vice-Chancellor in Science, Engineering and Architecture and Design

Wellington, New Zealand
21 Jun 2019
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19 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Science, Engineering, and Architecture and Design
Wellington, New Zealand

  • New Zealand's top ranked University for research quality
  • Significant opportunity for a strategic leader

Victoria University of Wellington is ranked as New Zealand's leading University for research quality intensity for the second time in a row following the recent announcement of the national research results. Our vision is to be a world-leading capital city University and one of the great global-civic universities.

The University is now seeking to appoint an outstanding strategic and academic leader as Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculties of Science, Engineering and Architecture and Design reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor. As part of the University's senior leadership team, we are looking for an exceptional individual with the personal and professional credibility to build and enhance collaborative alliances and partnerships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally.

To be successful in your application, you will need to demonstrate the motivation and capability to lead a complex and diverse group of faculties. You will be a participatory leader who shares the values of the University. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of what constitutes excellence in research, teaching and engagement. You will be an astute strategic leader, have an entrepreneurial mindset, and be experienced at inspiring and leading devolved teams around a shared vision. You will have held a leadership position in the academic or related sector, and need to understand and appreciate the academic environment.

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For a confidential discussion, please call Sonia Pechner on +64 9 379 6900. To apply in confidence, please address your cover letter and CV to Sonia Pechner and email to

Applications close Friday, 26 July 2019.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.