Pro Vice-Chancellor - Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology

Melbourne, Australia
31 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Swinburne is committed to achieving its 2025 Vision and Strategy by delivering world class research with impact, transforming learning and by reinvigorating each of our faculties, with a strengthened focus on industry engagement, innovation and internationalisation.

As part of our 2025 Vision and Strategy, we are concentrating our efforts on a range of exciting new strategic initiatives that will help transform industries and further prepare and equip our students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for extraordinary career opportunities locally and internationally.

About the job

The Pro Vice-Chancellor is integral to the implementation and success of the University objectives and faculty-led initiatives and projects. He/She will play a key transformational leadership role in realising our vision within the faculty and across the university.

The position will be expected to develop strategic partnerships with domestic and international stakeholders in order to build Swinburne’s operations and reputation in teaching and research as an Industry 4.0 leader. Key to Swinburne’s success in this endeavour is our commitment to STEM transformation and thought leadership across relevant academic areas, and through student recruitment, outreach and the broader student experience. Also, as a proven leader you will be expected to drive and facilitate continuous improvement of Faculty’s research performance and reputation by building on existing world class research centres and engaging actively with the new research institutes. As the Pro Vice-Chancellor of our Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, you will play a key role in creating and developing the workforce who are empowered to make decisions that deliver on our vision and strategy.

As a member of the Swinburne’s Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Group, you will collaborate closely and in a positive manner with other Faculties and areas of the university to engage on the 2025 Vision and Strategy.

About you

You are best described as a transformational leader with an established reputation of leading organisations through times of change, innovation and growth. As a strategic thinker, you are able to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver on key strategic initiatives and objectives. As a proven leader with a background in STEM, you will champion a collective, whole of University approach to create future ready learners across the whole Learning and Research ecosystem within STEM. You will be able to establish and facilitate robust research collaborations with industry leading to translational outcomes and impact, and other outcomes of benefit to the Faculty. With your strong industry connections, across the science/engineering/technology disciplines, you foster strong tactical relationships that will support student graduate outcomes and employability both nationally and internationally. With your entrepreneurial acumen, you will be pivotal in executing Swinburne’s 2025 Vision and Strategy.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description.

As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Duncan Bentley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) on +613 9214 4977.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 23397
Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 3rd September 2017

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