Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Newcastle (Suburb), Hunter Region (AU)
14 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Create the future

The University of Newcastle is embarking on an ambitious agenda to transform its academic and educational endeavours, and is looking for an experienced, dynamic and innovative individual to join its executive leadership team and to shape the future of teaching and learning across an institution that is reinventing the ways it supports and delivers education. This role represents a unique opportunity to bring an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to the education agenda of an institution that is already recognised for its approach to teaching and learning, and is ready to embark on a journey of further transformation.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will provide the strategic leadership and inspiration to energise staff to support this transformation. This opportunity requires the skills and experience to ensure sustainable financial outcomes and high quality student outcomes whilst also ensuring that quality assurance and the University’s commitment to equity and access is maintained. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will represent the University on both a national and international stage therefore should demonstrate a strong understanding of the major issues impacting higher education in Australia and globally. The successful candidate will not only bring the experience to navigate the institution through these issues, but the ability to position the institution as a leader in education and academic innovation and build a platform for further development in this space into the future.

A global executive search is being undertaken by Perrett Laver on behalf of the University of Newcastle for this role. A detailed information package is available at quoting reference 2776. For a confidential conversation please contact Birgit Brandt on +61 (0) 2 8354 4000 or email

Closing date: Friday 11 November 11.59pm AEDT.