Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching

Sydney, Australia
30 May 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Highly ranked Australian University
  • Innovation, strategy and technology focus
  • World-class facilities

Macquarie University has risen to be a progressive and influential institution locally, nationally and internationally. Uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, the campus spans 126 hectares and brings together 40,000 students and 3,200 staff. Macquarie is recognised globally as one of Australia’s leading research universities and is ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world. With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the campus, our students can tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers, while our staff have access to outstanding research and innovation opportunities. More than AU$1 billion has been recently invested in our facilities and infrastructure, so our students and staff can work in an environment that is inspiring and switched on to the latest digital technologies.

The PVC (Learning and Teaching) reports directly to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and will provide leadership to strategic initiatives that enhance the quality and outcomes of learning and teaching and the employability of Macquarie graduates. S/he will continue to develop an environment of innovation and excellence in digital and face-to-face learning and teaching by building dynamic partnerships that encourage creative pedagogy and the use of educational technologies.The PVC (Learning and Teaching) will provide a fresh focus on innovation and technology, supporting new approaches to teaching and learning and ensuring that the infrastructure supports an excellent learning environment.

Macquarie University is seeking 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. S/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 underpin this role.

Macquarie University has engaged Carol Watson Executive Search and Consulting to assist in the recruitment process.

Closing date for applications:  Friday, 22 June 2018

For a copy of the Position Description or to apply for this role please email: Debbie Dickinson on

For a confidential discussion of the role with one of our Consultants please email your CV to: Debbie Dickinson on

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