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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Senior Vice-President

Monash, Australia
Closing date
10 May 2024

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The University

Monash University is a modern, global, research-intensive university, delivering education and research excellence in Australia and across the Indo-Pacific. Our vibrant and diverse community of 86,000 students, 17,000 staff, and more than 485,000 alumni are working together to create real change. We are embedded in the communities we serve with three international teaching locations, six campuses, and more than 100 partner universities.

We’re making a positive impact on today's global challenges – whether that’s by mitigating climate change, easing geopolitical insecurity or fostering healthy communities. Ranking in the world’s top-50 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2024, QS Sustainability Rankings 2024, Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2023 and US News and World Report (USNWR) Best Global Universities Rankings 2022-23, our success reflects our commitment to fostering world-class research and teaching that supports the goals to be truly diverse, innovative and sustainable.

At Monash, work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something ground-breaking – a place where great things happen. You know you are part of something special and purposeful because, like Monash, your ambitions drive you to make change. We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise.

The Opportunity

Education is critical to the realisation of Monash’s ambitions.  Framed by our strategic plan, Impact 2030, the Deputy Vice‐Chancellor (Education) and Senior Vice‐President leads a cohesive approach, in true partnership with our faculties and divisions, to push the boundaries of the University's education agenda internationally; driving innovation and continuous improvement in teaching and learning excellence, the student experience and inclusion across the entire University.

The Person

We seek a visionary and innovative leader with a passion for education and a proven track record of delivering strategic outcomes in teaching, learning, student engagement, inclusion and academic partnerships.

With an international reputation and distinguished record of research and scholarship, the ideal candidate will embody Monash’s values, fostering collaboration and inclusivity to realise our collective vision.

Interested candidates will demonstrate their success driving educational outcomes and impact across a research-intensive university of scale and complexity.

If you are passionate and driven to shape the future of education in a dynamic and technologically driven environment, we invite your interest.

How to apply

Odgers Berndtson is partnering with Monash University on this critical appointment.

For more information about the role and a confidential conversation, please contact Jenny Sutton.


The closing date for applications is Friday 10 May 2024. Applications will be submitted to


Change has been the driving force of Monash University’s growth and success for more than 60 years as we have strived to make a positive difference in the world, and it’s the foundation of our future as we redefine what it means to be a university.

Our Impact 2030 strategic plan charts the path for how we will actively contribute to addressing three key global challenges of the age – climate change, geopolitical security and thriving communities – through excellent research and education for the benefit of national and global communities.

We transform students into global citizens by providing an excellent and contemporary learning experience across our four Australian campuses, and our campuses in Malaysia and Indonesia. We have a major presence in India and China, and a significant centre and research foundation in Italy, and offer rich educational experiences including the Global Immersion Guarantee, which enable graduates to stand out in the employment market.

We harness the research and expertise of our global network of talent and campuses to produce tangible, real-world solutions and applications at the Monash Technology Precinct, where our ethos of change catalyses collaboration between researchers, infrastructure and industry, and drives innovation through commercial opportunities that deliver positive impact to human lives.

In our short history, we have skyrocketed through global university rankings and established ourselves consistently among the world's best tertiary institutions. We rank in the world’s top-50 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2024, QS Sustainability Rankings 2024, Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2023 and US News and World Report (USNWR) Best Global Universities Rankings 2022-23.

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