Academic Director, Haide College

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Adelaide, Australia
23 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated at Level D plus and employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply

3 Year fixed-term contract at 0.5FTE available immediately

Aligned with Future Making strategy, this is a significant strategic opportunity supporting the growth aspirations of the University as set out in the Pillar Plans of our Strategic Plan.

The University of Adelaide (UoA) has entered into a partnership with Ocean University of China (OUC) and Australian Education Management Group (AEMG) to develop a Joint School (Haide College) in Qingdao, China to enhance our growth and diversify our student cohort through additional pathways.

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), the Academic Director – Haide College – provides outstanding academic and strategic leadership in the partnership between UoA and OUC, and ensuring the successful operation of Haide College. The Academic Director is responsible for ensuring effective communication and engagement with the leadership and key staff at Haide College.

The Academic Director will have oversight of the development and delivery of the UoA’s contributions to the Haide College teaching programs and is responsible for overseeing excellence in the student learning experience in courses that are taught by UoA staff at Haide College. Programs included relate to areas of Biological Science, Food Science and Mathematical Sciences.

This role will work collaboratively with key stakeholders across the UoA and OUC, and engage with industry and community partners to promote and enhance the national and international profile of UoA through Haide College. Travel to China will be required.

To be successful you will need:

  • Established reputation as a respected leader including experience in academic planning and evidence of an effective contribution to a leadership team. 
  • A strong track record of working in an international environment, particularly China.
  • Willingness and ability to teach into Haide College programs.
  • Highly developed stakeholder relationship management abilities including success in working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders, influencing with tact and fostering credibility at all levels.
  • The ability to effectively manage all operational aspects of the UoA side of Haide College including demonstrated financial acumen.
  • Demonstrated experience in Australian academic education quality assurances processes.
  • PhD relevant to Haide Course programs

The ability to converse in Mandarin is desirable

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace located in one of the most liveable cities in the world. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long and fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our cutting-edge work - not just in global academic and student engagement, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your School’s broader role

Haide College will provide students access to a global education, allowing them to gain a deeper, more-nuanced understanding of their disciplines, better communication across languages and cultures, and build important international connections that will facilitate their future careers.

Haide College Academics undertake regular teaching visits to China and contribute to the overall success of the Joint School.

We are focused on ensuring our students continue to develop the necessary knowledge and graduate attributes that will equip them to make a real positive difference in an ever evolving world.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the link below for a copy of the role statement and to apply:

Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all selection criteria found in the role statement. Applications close 11:55pm, 12 August 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Jacqueline Lo
Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)
Office of Academic and Student Engagement
P: +61 8 8313 5902

You will find a full Role Statement below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Opportunity employer, Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.