Associate Dean, Student Life

Sydney, Australia
12 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Sydney Business School

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney Business School is one of the Asia Pacific region’s premier centres for engaged and innovative business education and research. The Business School has strong alliances with industry, government and the not for profit sector and a highly international outlook, with a broad global network and accreditation by major international organisations.

The position of Associate Dean (Student Life) is a member of the school leadership team and has responsibility for student life matters as guided by the DVC (Registrar) and for achieving the strategic and operational objectives of the portfolio. In this position, you will be primarily responsible for providing advice on matters related to the student experience within the University, from a range of perspectives. This position contributes to the planning, setting and communicating the academic and operational vision, strategies and goals of the school with particular reference to student life matters of the DVC (Registrar) portfolio. 

This position is responsible for collaborating and building positive working relationships with the Dean, Deputy Deans / Head of School and other Associate Deans who hold the same portfolio across the University and also with the other Associate Deans within the school. This role contributes to the ongoing strategic development of relevant University wide initiatives for the DVC (Registrar) portfolio and is responsible for communication and implementation of these initiatives within the school.

In this position, you will:

  • contribute to the development and implementation of the overarching integrated strategy for the school
  • provides academic leadership for the school
  • contribute to the effective strategic financial management and oversight across the school
  • contribute to the alignment and implementation of business planning, operating activity and strategic projects and services as part of the leadership team
  • contribute to the effective leadership and management guidance and support to staff across the school as part of the leadership team
  • contribute to External and Community Engagement as part of the leadership team
  • manage key internal and external stakeholders and relevant communications
  • manage risk and workplace health and safety for the school and its related entities.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.


The appointment is full-time, fixed-term for five years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees to the University.


For more information on the position, including the selection criteria, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 12 October 2017 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.