Academic Director, SCU Online

Gold Coast/Lismore, Australia
01 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, 5 year fixed-term opportunity
  • Remuneration package up to $216,752 per annum
  • Senior academic leadership role
  • Located at Gold Coast or Lismore, relocation support available

About us

Southern Cross University, ranked in the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old (Times Higher Education University Rankings for 2019), is a progressive, young and connected research university, with vibrant campuses in two states. Southern Cross is one of Australia’s leading innovators in online education, with a long history in the provision of outstanding digital delivery. Over 30% of our students choose to study online, where we offer an exceptional learning experience tailored to those who want to study flexibly.

SCU Online is our fastest growing campus, delivering postgraduate programs in business, project management, education, health care leadership, mental health, information technology and law, with over 1000 students studying in each of the six intensive study periods.

About the role

The University has a very ambitious growth and leadership agenda and is looking to empower an outstanding candidate to lead this journey.

The Academic Director, SCU Online is a senior academic leadership position, responsible for the strategic development and operational leadership of SCU Online and its academic programs. The Academic Director will work closely with the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), School and College Deans and academic staff in spearheading SCU Online course development. This position is responsible for the growth of the SCU Online business and its reputation for quality and an exceptional student experience.

The Director has responsibility for a substantial portfolio of programs drawn from across the University, and has authority to make decisions and influence operations for the SCU Online population as a whole.

About you

We are seeking applications from experienced academic leaders who can lead excellence in tertiary education.  To be successful in this role you will have the proven ability to build capability of staff and promote strong academic performance, as well as foster a spirit of collaboration with those working in a traditional academic delivery model.  You will be an experienced influencer and innovator in online delivery models, and will have the ability to champion and lead continuous improvement in a commercial timeline to effect change.

Candidates should have a proven capacity for entrepreneurship and a passion for digital technology and new frontiers of online pedagogy.

Alignment with the University values of collegiality and integrity are an inherent requirement of this role.

Applications close at 9:00am AEDT on Monday, 4 November 2019.

To view the full position advertisement and details of the application process please click on the APPLY button where you will be redirected to the Southern Cross University website.  The Vacancy ID is 19103.