Executive Director, La Trobe Asia

Banyule, Australia
13 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Oversee La Trobe University’s academic engagement with Asia
  • Full time, 3 year fixed term appointment based at our Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • Senior academic appointment offering an attractive remuneration package

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

La Trobe Asia was established in 2014 to strengthen and deepen La Trobe University’s academic engagement with Asia using a 'whole of university' approach to make Asia a key part of our teaching, research and external engagement. The Executive Director has chief carriage of that mission and leads the La Trobe Asia team to work collaboratively with academic and professional staff across the University to improve all aspects of the University’s academic activity in relation to the region, and to capitalize on the opportunities presented by Asia's rise and the ways in which Asia is changing both to Australia and the world.  

About the role

In this role you will be responsible for driving the University’s Asia strategy, and to manage the work of La Trobe Asia and its related entities.

Engagement with Asia entails all aspects of university life and work to date has focused on: increasing research collaboration on regional topics and with Asia-based researchers; enhancing the student experience and employability through greater student exposure to the region; and external outreach through strategic interventions in public debate. The Executive Director should be an established senior academic with an international reputation for Asia-focused scholarship.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role you will need to be an excellent communicator, be able to develop durable working relationships with academic and professional staff across the university and with external stakeholders and have a clear strategic vision for realizing La Trobe Asia’s ambitious mandate. There is no specific scholarly discipline sought after although we are particularly keen to attract scholars with expertise in areas of direct relevance to issues of public debate in Asia.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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How to Apply

Closing date:  Sunday 13th May, 2018 (11:55pm)

Position Enquiries:  email the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research): DVCR@latrobe.edu.au

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact HR Assist on 9479 1234.

To apply and to view position description please visit http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs and search for position no. 556613 under current vacancies.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.