Director, National Centre for Cultural Competence

Sydney, Australia
26 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services)

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 7,500 permanent staff supporting over 70,000 students. The University was established to provide the opportunity for all regardless of race, religion or social class to undertake university studies and has established strategies to expand its service in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher education.

The National Centre for Cultural Competence (NCCC) sits within the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) portfolio and was established with the vision to ‘Inform, shape and promote local, national and global cultural competence narratives, action and capability.’

The NCCC aims to develop and integrate cultural competence through innovative learning, teaching, research and engagement. The NCCC’s mission is to be a major contributor – through collaboration and partnerships with diverse individuals, communities and organisations – at the interface between cultural competence and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The NCCC is seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic as Director to lead a team of interdisciplinary academic and professional staff.  The Director will develop and drive the implementation of comprehensive strategies to establish the NCCC as a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence for research, education and community engagement related to the understanding, management, teaching and translation of cultural competence. The position will foster a collaborative environment that effectively promotes and engages in multidisciplinary strategic partnerships.

About us 

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney 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 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.

Term and remuneration

The successful applicant will be offered a full-time fixed term position for a period of 5 years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  For more information on the position and how to apply, visit and search by the reference number 1378/0719F.

Closing date: 11.30pm (AEDT) Wednesday 21 August 2019

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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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