Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Vice-President (Academic)

Wagga Wagga, Australia
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Key strategic leadership role
  • Develop, lead and deliver transformative education experience
  • Based in Wagga Wagga

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is a dynamic and progressive multi-campus university with strong regional commitment, well-known for its innovative approach to education and applied research. With a reputation for online learning and capacity for flexible delivery, CSU provides outstanding access to educational opportunity and has attracted more than 9,600 on-campus and 24,000 distance education students. Given its profile, CSU is well placed to exploit the strategic opportunities opening up in the higher education sector.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Academic) is the chief academic officer of the University, responsible for the planning, quality and delivery of education to CSU’s students. Working closely with the Vice-Chancellor and other senior executives across the University, the role will continue to lead the transformation of the student on-campus and online learning and teaching experience. The position oversees CSU’s three faculties,while also providing strategic leadership for the Divisions of Learning and Teaching and Library Services.

The ideal candidate will have a distinguished background in scholarship, supported by a track record of leadership and change. A demonstrated ability to lead the development and distinctiveness of academic strategies, quality, course profiles and curriculum for online and on campus delivery will be important. The position requires a grounded individual with the passion and energy to work across CSU’s distributed environment. Given the strategic influence and operational span of the role, this position should appeal to aspiring leaders who will view this opportunity as an important next step in their higher education career.

For a confidential discussion, contact Bill Kett or Brad Beumer at Heidrick & Struggles on +61 3 9012 3049. To obtain an information pack or to apply, please email

Applications close: 13 October 2017