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Academic Director, La Trobe Educational Leadership Academy

Bundoora, Australia
Generous package
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Job Details

  • Full-time, 3-year fixed term position 
  • Campus independent - Can be based at La Trobe University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) or Victorian regional campuses
  • Generous package, including 17% Superannuation and a range of employee benefits  

About the position

The La Trobe Educational Leadership Academy is a central entity within the university, dedicated to enhancing academic excellence through innovative programs and professional development. The Academy plays a crucial role in advancing the university’s strategic goals by fostering a culture of continuous improvement and academic leadership.

This position will play a pivotal role in conceptualising, planning and implementing the structure, functions and processes of The Academy. The Academy is responsible for providing strategic and academic leadership, coordinating and developing programs such as La Trobe’s Advance Higher Education (AHE) Fellowship Program, the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, and the University’s academic professional development program as well as supporting internal and external awards.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have

  • A Doctoral qualification with relevant experience and scholarly achievement in the field of higher education
  • Ability to direct, lead and control the work of others.
  • Extensive knowledge and skills of the Australian University sector.
  • Highly developed communication skills with an ability to lead and motivate others, to resolve conflicts and to confer with peers in other higher education organisations, to determine best practice approaches in program/service delivery.
  • Ability to demonstrate drive and integrity through a strong commitment to actions and taking responsibility for role modelling the professional behaviours important to the University.
  • Ability to support shared purpose, think strategically and harness information and opportunities to reinforce the vision for the future of the University.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and apply expertise through developing and pursuing challenging goals and directing resources to deliver successful outcomes, particularly in a changed and uncertain environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain collaborative relationships across the University, develop partnerships with diverse groups and individuals and actively guide the development of others.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively and persuasively with senior colleagues through a superior ability to interact collegiately and negotiate effectively with a wide range of University stakeholders.
  • Proven experience and success in managing staff performance and development.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm Thursday 27th June 2024

Recruitment Enquiries:

Position Description below:

Download File PD - Academic Director La Trobe Educational Leadership Academy.pdf

Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume;
  • A separate document addressing each bullet point under the Essential Criteria ‘Skills and knowledge required for the position’, which is located in the position description.

Please scroll down to apply.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.



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