Newcastle, Australia
21 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Following the recent announcement of Professor Caroline McMillen’s forthcoming retirement, an outstanding opportunity exists for a visionary and inspirational leader to take up the role as the University of Newcastle’s next Vice-Chancellor.

Established in 1965, the University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and impact.

The University of Newcastle is a place that tangibly lives its values. It is a powerful reflection of equity and social justice in practice. This is embodied by its staff, students, research priorities and partnerships. It has an enviable relationship with its community and enjoys a unique connection with people and industry.

The University is research-intensive and independently ranked in the top 1% of universities world-wide according to the QS World University Rankings 2017/18.

It is known globally for research in health and medicine, science and engineering, energy and the environment. The University is also proud of its teaching heritage and continually seeks ways to enhance the education experience for all its students. These factors combine to deliver an exceptional community and national asset.

The University of Newcastle has over 37,000 students from 115 nations with campuses in Newcastle, Central Coast, Sydney, Port Macquarie and Singapore.

The successful candidate will be a champion of excellence and will model a high-performance culture which enables research, learning, teaching, innovation and community engagement to flourish. The University seeks an internationally recognised leader with the capacity to build upon its world-class standing.

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

Applications close 26th March 2018.