Permanent
Townsville or Cairns
Close Date: 19/04/2020
REF: JCUtes0220
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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Tropical Environments and Societies)

Permanent
Townsville or Cairns
Close Date: 19/04/2020
REF: JCUtes0220
Apply now All Permanent Opportunities
  • Academic leadership opportunity in the tropics
  • Collaborative and inclusive environment
  • Drive outcomes in research, teaching and learning

An outstanding leadership opportunity exists at James Cook University to drive change and make an impact in the tropics and beyond as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Tropical Environments and Societies).  The Division of Tropical Environments and Societies delivers excellence through teaching, learning and research across the three Colleges of Arts, Society and Education; Business, Law and Governance; and Science and Engineering.

With line management of College Deans, this key role ensures the achievement of core operational and strategic goals, while delivering and maintaining high quality academic outcomes and research.

Reporting to the Provost and as a member of the University Executive and the Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Committee, the DVC occupies a senior leadership role and is expected to be involved in all aspects of University planning, taking a leading role in supporting and promoting the objectives and values of JCU, actively contributing to the University’s broader decision making, vision, policy and development.

With outstanding leadership skills and a collaborative mindset, the DVC will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, with significant evidence of academic leadership.  With high level communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills, the ideal candidate will bring an ability to foster effective relationships with a range of stakeholders and a clear understanding of the wider business and political context within which the Division operates.

The organisation

James Cook University (JCU) aims to create a brighter future for life in the tropics and worldwide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.  Ranked in the top 2% of tertiary institutions in the world (ARWU) and with international renown for its excellence in teaching and learning, the University has over 22,000 students and 5,000 staff across campuses in Townsville, Cairns, Singapore and Brisbane, with additional study centres in Mackay, Mount Isa and Thursday Island.  JCU proudly boasts one of the highest full-time employment rates for undergraduates immediately following graduation (80.3%, QILT 2019).

For further details about the opportunity, please click here.

For more information about JCU, please visit jcu.edu.au.

To apply, please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference JCUtes0220 and addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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