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Vice-Chancellor

Job no: 503347
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Executive

THE UNIVERSITY

The University of Western Australia (UWA) aims to be among the world’s top 50 universities by 2050.

Playing a key role in shaping the social and economic transformation of Western Australia and the region, UWA delivers world-class education, research and community engagement for the advancement, prosperity and welfare of our communities.

A key priority is to promote influential research to prepare students to be globally relevant and responsible leaders.

THE FUTURE

The UWA 2030 vision and Strategic Plan 2020–25, chart an ambitious agenda for the future; one that tests the image of the traditional public, research- intensive university.

The next 10 years is an opportunity to build on strong foundations, transforming the University in response to the changing external environment, and ensuring UWA stays at the leading edge of knowledge creation and translation.  

We seek a person who can provide visionary academic leadership, the ability to ensure a sustainable future, while delivering on the ambitions of UWA 2030.

A NEW VICE-CHANCELLOR

The Vice-Chancellor will lead the University with vision, vigour, integrity and acumen; an experienced, inspirational leader, with strategic management and financial skills honed by experience in large and complex institutions.

The successful person will need knowledge of the higher education environment in Australia and the challenges and opportunities of the changing global education landscape.

CANDIDATES NEED TO DEMONSTRATE HIGH LEVEL CAPABILITY TO:

  • develop and lead the distinctive strategic vision of UWA, consistent with its heritage, values, strengths and aspirations.
  • lead institutional transformational change while motivating and inspiring the University community and the communities it serves.
  • work effectively with the Chancellor, Senate and the University’s Senior Management.
  • represent the University at the highest level and communicate effectively with ministers, senior government officials, heads of other higher education and research institutions, high level delegations and visitors, business, professional and community leaders, alumni and the philanthropic community and the media.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Full details including information about UWA, the role and selection process can be found by visiting: https://www.uwa.edu.au/vice-chancellor

The closing date is: Friday, 11 October 2019

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time