Permanent
Fiji
Close Date: 08/05/2020
REF: FNUvch0320
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Vice Chancellor

Permanent
Fiji
Close Date: 08/05/2020
REF: FNUvch0320
  • Outstanding leadership opportunity at ambitious university
  • Champion strategic growth and socially impactful research
  • Drive innovation, community engagement and employability

The Opportunity

Fiji National University seeks to appoint a new Vice Chancellor to embrace the opportunity to bring strategic leadership, commitment and energy to deliver on its vision of being recognised as a key driver of Fiji’s economic prosperity, for students, staff and the community.

Reporting to the Chancellor and Chair of the University Council and as the chief executive of the University, the Vice Chancellor has responsibility for the management of human, financial, physical and virtual resources, overseeing the quality of learning, teaching and research and executing the University’s strategic plan.

The appointee will lead with energy, preparing graduates for the opportunities created by Industry 4.0, through priorities including educational access, teaching excellence, research impact, staff capability and environmental sustainability.

Experience in leading a complex, multi-disciplinary organisation is key, combined with strong business and financial acumen and the ability to build and maintain effective partnerships and strategic alliances.  With a commitment to equity and diversity, the successful candidate will have high academic credibility and a passion for driving outcomes in teaching, research and community engagement.

The Organisation

Established in its current form in 2010, Fiji National University (FNU) is a young and dynamic university, with deep roots from its constituent colleges, dating back to 1885.  FNU’s mission is to support the economic and social development of Fiji through relevant, high-quality education and training that maximises graduate employability and applied research that has positive societal impact.

FNU is a dual sector university, offering higher education courses from certificates to doctorates, plus technical and vocational education.  With six campuses in Suva and one each in Nadi, Lautoka, Ba and Labasa, FNU provides nationwide access to tertiary education to almost 20,000 students each year.

To download a copy of the candidate prospectus click here, or for more information about FNU, please visit: fnu.ac.fj.

To apply, please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference FNUvch0320 and addressing your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton or Kirsten Henderson, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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