Appointment of Vice-Chancellor and President

Adelaide (Suburb), Metropolitan Adelaide (AU)
09 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Mar 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

A home for bold visionaries

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is Australia’s third oldest university and a vital part of the cultural, social and intellectual life of the community.

The University has a strong reputation for research and teaching excellence and graduates that make an impact on the world.

Our next Vice-Chancellor will possess an entrepreneurial mindset and an innovative leadership style, matched with the ability to build thriving relationships with government,

industry, alumni, donors and the South Australian community.

They will lead 3500 passionate and talented staff, and prepare over 25,000 students from more than 90 countries to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Adelaide is South Australia’s vibrant capital and the city is consistently voted as one of the world’s most liveable, resting between white sandy beaches and rolling green hills. Adelaide is a city of growth and innovation, that maintains a boutique charm.

How to apply

A global executive search is being undertaken by Perrett Laver on behalf of the University of Adelaide for this appointment.

For a confidential conversation please contact Dr Birgit Brandt on +61 (0)2 8354 4000 or email

Closing date: Wednesday 15th March 2017