Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching

Sydney, Australia
29 May 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university: one unbound by ivory towers and sandstone walls. Rather, we are focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society, encouraging all to traverse the boundaries of their own perspective and affect change.

Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. A place of constant stimulus and human interaction.

Together, we advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions. We’re connecting people across the most diverse fields of knowledge to create bold new possibilities: for their careers, intellectual endeavours, enterprises and the common good.

At Macquarie, people become skilled at switching between specialist and generalist mindsets; mastering complexity, thinking holistically and helping to create a better future.

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The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching is located within the portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

The mission of the DVC (A) Portfolio is to create a connected learning community through the provision of creative and innovative learning experiences, building deep and broad graduate capabilities and fostering a culture that supports student success. The portfolio has overall responsibility for the planning, quality and delivery of the education, services and support provided to Macquarie University’s undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Role

The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching will provide leadership to strategic initiatives that enhance the quality and outcomes of learning and teaching at Macquarie University and the employability of Macquarie graduates. The PVC (L&T) will continue to develop an environment of innovation and excellence in digital and face-to-face learning and teaching by building dynamic partnerships with faculties and staff that encourage creative pedagogy and the use of educational technologies. She or he will provide a fresh focus on innovation and technology, ensuring academic staff are provided with the development and support needed to deliver new approaches to teaching and learning; and that the infrastructure, both physical and virtual, supports an excellent learning environment. The PVC (L&T) will work closely and collaboratively with the DVC (A) Executive and other key stakeholders and leaders within the Portfolio and across the University.

The Successful Applicant

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to provide leadership in the delivery of innovative, quality learning and teaching that is student focused and reflects the unique Macquarie University brand.  The successful candidate will demonstrate solid success in the delivery of innovative approaches to learning and teaching, leading strategic transformation initiatives, and quickly developing and maintaining strong, collegial relationships. She or he will be highly credible in learning and teaching technology, exhibit deep understanding of employability strategies, as well as inspiring enthusiasm and building coalitions within and outside the University to deliver upon this role.

This position is being offered on a five year fixed term basis. An attractive remuneration packaged will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Applications Close: Friday 22 June 2018 at 5:00pm AEST

*The University has engaged Carol Watson Executive Search and Consulting to assist in the recruitment process.  For a confidential discussion and to obtain the full information package, please contact Debbie Dickson on +61 477 072 757 or

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.