University of Tasmania - Vice-Chancellor & President

Cordiner King
Hobart, Australia
04 Aug 2017
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01 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Tasmania is seeking a visionary and inspirational leader to succeed Professor Peter Rathjen, who has been appointed as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide from 2018.

For over 125 years, the University of Tasmania has been a world-class, globally-connected and research-intensive institution at the forefront of discovery and innovation.

As Tasmania’s only university, it sits at the heart of the community’s cultural, social and economic life and prosperity.

The University has embarked on an exciting new era, repositioning the University at the heart of Tasmania’s cities and in partnership with the State, lifting educational aspiration and attainment across the regions. As part of this ambitious transformation, the University has introduced a new curriculum, including associate degree programs designed to attract increasing numbers of Tasmanians into higher education and to align with industry needs.

The Vice-Chancellor will be a champion of excellence, internationally connected, and have a strong commitment to the values of higher education and opportunity for all.

An outstanding academic leader, the successful candidate will drive the next phase of the University’s achievement, bringing a vision guided by the University’s strategic intent and commitment to its mission and values.

The successful candidate will model a high-performance culture, which enables research, learning, teaching, innovation and community engagement to flourish.

Initial enquiries and requests for further information may be directed in confidence to Dr Sean Davies of Cordiner King, executive search consultants, on +61 3 9620 2800 or

Applications close September 1st, 2017.