State Head of Education NSW/ACT

North Sydney (Suburb), Sydney
30 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Job No:971018
Campus Location:North Sydney, Strathfield
Functional Unit:School of Education NSW/ACT - Strathfield
Work Type:Continuing full time

  • Provide leadership in teacher education
  • Support national strategies
  • Based in Sydney

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,000 staff supporting more than 30,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield.

We are seeking a collaborative and dynamic leader capable of supporting the development and implementation of National strategies for learning and teaching, research and research training, partnerships and collaboration to support the School, Faculty and overall University priorities.

This appointment will be as a full time, continuing Associate Professor/Professor of the Faculty, with a three year assignment as State Head NSW/ACT, renewable based on performance. A salary allowance applies for the term of the assignment as State Head.

Key to your success will be a significant academic teaching and research profile in higher education, coupled with your strong interpersonal and communication skills which will enable you to work effectively with others to achieve outcomes and continual improvement.

More specifically, the State Head NSW/ACT will:

  • Lead the implementation of School programs and courses including contributing to course accreditation and quality assurance
  • Contribute to financial and people management of the School
  • Engender a commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition through a strong focus on social justice and the common good
  • Represent the School within NSW/ACT through strategic partnerships with educational institutions, external communities and other stakeholders.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement. As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.


How to Apply:

Review the Information Pack State Head, Education Information Package.pdf. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the Information Pack and apply online. To apply please click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

General enquiries can be directed to Professor Elizabeth Labone, National Head of School on (02) 9701 4130.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

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APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 6 November 2016


Advertised: 26 Sep 2016 Aus. Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 06 Nov 2016 Aus. Eastern Standard Time