Director, UTS Learning Centre, SILC

Shanghai, China
05 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UTS and Shanghai University

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the QS Top 50 under 50 as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

SILC is the successful Sino-Foreign joint institute between UTS and SHU, established in 1994. In March 2020, SILC was awarded AACSB accreditation, making it a leading international school of business in China. The partnership between UTS-SHU is significant due to the multiple activities and educational developments achieved, including the development of joint research centres, collaborative PhD programs, student and staff exchanges and other academic pursuits. Both universities are committed to working on the further development of SILC.

About the Role

The role of Director, UTS Learning Centre (SILC) is a pivotal role for both UTS and SHU, based full time in Shanghai at SILC. SILC has approximately 3,500 students enrolled at any one time. You will be required to travel to Sydney to attend meetings and workshops at UTS from time to time.

You will be responsible for the overall management of the UTS Learning Centre at the SILC Business School (SILC), Shanghai University (SHU) including:

  • oversight of the current and future course offerings such as short form of learning;
  • general supervision and recruitment of UTS staff, including joint appointments with SHU;
  • course accreditation and quality assurance process’, student administration and services;
  • the support of major UTS activities in Shanghai, including the annual SILC and UTS graduation ceremonies and other events.

About You

You will have a working knowledge of the structure and organisation of tertiary education in Australia and China and previous exposure to Chinese business culture, along with fluency in reading and speaking both Chinese (Putonghua) and English language.

You will also have:

  • An ability to identify, design and manage international educational programs
  • Capacity to develop, implement and monitor compliance with a wide range of administrative policies, systems and procedures
  • Teaching and educational development experience at a tertiary education level
  • A PhD relevant to SILC programs (Engineering and IT or Business).

The role will be appointed at the level of Associate Professor or Professor.

Remuneration & Benefits

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered at a level up to the equivalent to the UTS Associate Professor (Level D) or Professor (Level E), dependant on experience and track record. This appointment will be on a 3 year fixed-term basis.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

How to Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Statement from the UTS website

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC181894.

Enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  Sunday 29th November 2020 at 11.59pm(AEST)

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact assistance

UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.