Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President, STEM College

Melbourne, Australia
16 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


Recognised globally for its leadership and excellence in design, technology and enterprise formation, RMIT serves and engages its community through delivering education, training and research that contribute to a just and sustainable world.

The University is ranked number three in the world and second in Australia for its commitment to reducing inequality within and among countries (United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 10), and fifth globally and first in Australia for promoting decent work and economic growth (UN SDG 8), assessed by The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. It is the third consecutive year that RMIT has ranked fifth in the world for UN SDG 8, by promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

The STEM College incorporates the fields of sciences, engineering, computing technologies and health and medical sciences and employs more than 1,200 staff. The STEM College provides industry relevant programs and exceptional student experience across STEM to around 25,000 students both onshore and offshore. The STEM College is renowned for its impactful industry engaged research.

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Alec Cameron, the DVC & VP STEM provides strategic leadership and direction in all aspects of the College's research and research training, teaching, and learning, professional activities, and community engagement. As a member of the Vice-Chancellor's Executive Group, the DVC & VP STEM is called upon to share in stewardship of the University's purpose, vision and values. The appointment calls for truly effective leadership and management across four schools as well as oversight of the Bundoora Campus.

The University seeks to appoint a DVC & VP STEM who will bring substantial leadership experience in academia and or industry, and a relevant career in research. Key focus areas include fostering a culture of innovation, enhancing the student experience, and developing strategic relationships with external partners. A change agent with an interdisciplinary orientation, the DVC & VP STEM will bring a passion for learning and teaching, industry connection and the ability to operate strategically, effectively, and collegially.

High level academic credibility, motivation and team leadership competencies, and demonstrated skills in managing the people, financial and infrastructure performance of a large and complex academic college are expected.

For confidential enquiries please contact Odgers Berndtson, the executive search firm assisting RMIT: Paul Hill T: +61 407 766 756 E: or Kylie Taylor T: +61 406 340 920 E:

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Closing date: COB Monday 11 July 2022.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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