Assistant Vice-Chancellor Academic

Christchurch, New Zealand
18 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


UC's vision is people prepared to make a difference, tangatatū, tangataora, and we are now seeking to appoint an outstanding people leader who will deliver our academic strategy and drive our overall academic performance. This is an exciting leadership opportunity to influence and work alongside members of our world class, diverse academic community.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, this position will be pivotal in maintaining and advancing the UC's academic position and reputation. Leading a team of over 14 staff, you will have oversight of Timetabling, Academic Services and our Erskine Programme. Supported by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, you will help build national and international academic linkages as well as its application to the Graduate Profile and Bi-Culturalism at UC.

The University of Canterbury is a large and complex research, teaching and learning organisation with a proud history and many national and international achievements. As the second oldest university in New Zealand, the University blends the best of Canterbury traditions with the innovation and creativity needed for success in a globally competitive tertiary education sector. The campus is nearing completion of ~NZ$ 1 billion of post-2011 building investment.

Applicants will already have experience in a similar setting, leading the thinking, attitudinal change and development of a sophisticated teaching and learning environment. In addition you will have a reputation for building academic and staff engagement, delivering strategy, driving change, and shaping institutional performance.

For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at:

The closing date for this position is: Friday, 1 December 2017.

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.

Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Georgia Arthur, Recruitment Coordinator,

If you have any questions about this role please contact Katie Perry, Senior HR Advisor,

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.