Director, Work Integrated Learning

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
30 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Business & Economics
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Sydney Business School
Reference no. 1437/0816

The University of Sydney is Australia’s most globally recognised university, with an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. It is ranked in the top 60 universities in the world in the 2015-16 QS and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and places a strong focus on creating and cultivating opportunities for local and international engagement, cutting-edge research and education, and a strong alumni foundation.

Work integrated learning in various forms is a central aspect of the Business School’s undergraduate and graduate business programs, with domestic and international placement programs contributing substantially to building students’ employability, cultural competence, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving capabilities. A key element of the Business School’s ambitious 2016-2020 Business Not As Usual strategy is to expand the current work integrated learning portfolio to include consulting; cultural immersion; domestic and international competitions and cases; student-sourced placement; and local, regional and global business practicums involving teams of students at scale across the Business School’s portfolio of programs.

As Director, Work Integrated Learning, you will lead the expansion of the scope and scale of the Business School’s work integrated learning offering. Reporting to the Deputy Dean (Education), you will work with the Business School’s Senior Leadership Team to establish a work integrated learning hub and determine principles, priorities and strategies for expansion of the work integrated learning portfolio. Working closely with the Business School’s program teams and Careers and Employability Office, the Work Integrated Learning team will have primary responsibility for implementation of the Business School’s work integrated learning strategy and will provide academic leadership across the portfolio of field-based experiential learning initiatives. In addition, an important component of the position will be to undertake research in relation to work integrated learning in the business context, and develop the Business School’s reputation for scholarly work in this area.

As Director, Work Integrated Learning, you will have high level knowledge of educational issues and expertise in developing and evaluating work integrated learning in a higher education context, and experience in delivering work integrated learning of a diverse scope and at scale, or a strong understanding of complexities of scaling work integrated learning. You will also have a track-record of effective academic leadership and management of staff, a demonstrated ability to engage and collaborate with colleagues in the delivery of strategic projects, experience in developing relationships with and engaging stakeholders in industry and government, and experience in working with students from diverse cultural and social backgrounds and with varying degrees of prior work experience. You will also have a solid program of research in work integrated learning, including publications, as well as academic qualifications appropriate for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level.


The position is full-time continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and relevant experience and qualifications.


For more information on the position, faculty and University, please request the candidate brochure by contacting Ms Nicole Pearson, Recruitment Administrator – Senior Academic, at

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing Date: 11.30pm 15 November 2016 (Sydney time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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