Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
19 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Western Australia has a long and distinguished history and an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. It is recognised as one of the best universities in Australia and is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world.  UWA is committed to delivering world-class education, research and community engagement to advance the prosperity and welfare of the communities it serves.

The University seeks a new Vice-Chancellor to succeed Professor Paul Johnson who will complete his five year appointment in January 2017.

The new Vice-Chancellor will be expected to build on the strategy and transformation agenda that Professor Johnson and his leadership team have initiated and lead the University to achieve its strategic goals.  UWA continues to perform strongly across all key higher education measures and remains committed to meeting its ambition to be recognised as one of the world’s top 50 universities by 2050.

Candidates will demonstrate an appropriate record of education leadership and management experience commensurate with leading a world-class academic institution. They will also possess the academic credibility to engage colleagues, a global outlook, and the communication skills to inspire others in the ambitions and aspirations of UWA.

To learn more about this unique leadership role, please contact our advising consultants, Alun Parry and Kirsten Ludlow, at Signium on +61 2 9225 7400 or

Closing date: 14 November 2016