Academic Program Director

Melbourne, Australia
29 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Realise the University’s vision to transform STEMM teaching
  • Lead efforts to strengtheninterdisciplinary research in life sciences
  • Build world-class teaching and research spaces

The Academic Program Director will lead The University of Melbourne’s efforts to be at the forefront of the STEMM convergence revolution by creating:

  • A STEMM teaching precinct – focused on transforming the first year experience
  • A Life sciences research hub – focused on realising the opportunities presented by cross-disciplinary collaboration

The new facilities will be based at the University’s Parkville campus. The facilities will offer innovative spaces for teaching STEMM disciplines at scale,enhance student experience and boost the impact oflife sciences research.

The appointee will have the transformational leadership experience to seize this opportunity to position The University of Melbourne as a global leader in contemporary learning spaces and interdisciplinary leadership, learning and research across STEMM. This exciting new position will provide strong academic leadership for the planning and development of the new precinct, reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Science, with a dotted line to the Executive Director, Major Projects.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in implementing large scale learning space projects, preferably in the tertiary sector. She/he will drive cross-disciplinarycollaboration between the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, as well as innovation in teaching and research practices.

The University of Melbourne is a leading international University with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research.

Our distinctive Melbourne experience helps graduates become well-rounded, thoughtful and skilled professionals – making a positive impact across the globe.   

Our research helps solve social, economic and environmental challenges the world is facing today and into the future. We’re tightly connected with our communities, at home and around the globe – a connection that enriches our learning, teaching and research.

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Applications close:
Friday, 27 April 2018

To apply - please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference UOMapd0318, addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton or Mira Bacelj of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.