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Job ID: 134081

Head Learning Centre
University of Sydney

Date Posted Nov. 26, 2019
Title Head Learning Centre
University University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Department Education
Application Deadline Jan. 7, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Other Administrative Categories
  • Administration - Academic Unit
    Academic Affairs
  • This is an exclusive opportunity to lead the strategy and development of a high-quality Learning Centre
  • Located at the Camperdown/Darlington campus
  • Full-time, continuing Academic Level C or D with a base salary of $130,000 to $172,000 p.a, plus superannuation

About the opportunity

As Head of Learning Centre you will be responsible for providing senior strategic and administrative support to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC), Student Life, and be responsible for overall management of all aspects of the Learning Centre. Your core responsibilities will include the development and implementation of strategic business plans; the management of complex initiatives and the handling of significant staff and financial resources. On top of this, you’ll be expected to liaise with relevant stakeholders from across the University, in order to support the delivery of the University’s strategic initiatives.

In this role, you will lead the recruitment, orientation, supervision, development and appraisal of a medium-sized and diverse staff. As the head of your team, it will be your responsibility to ensure the timely development, delivery, evaluation and promotion, of high-quality academic language and learning support that meet the needs of the University. Due to the Learning Centre being a diverse unit, we are seeking an innovative and collaborative Head of Learning Centre that can effectively guide our vision for the future of the Centre.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Head of Learning Centre who:

  • possesses a PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline and a national/international reputation in the field
  • intimately understands many of the key strategic issues that can occur in the higher education sector
  • has a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, as well as an array of connections with relevant stakeholders, all of which can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the Learning Centre and University
  • has demonstrated experience in operational management
  • has the knowledge and capabilities to deftly support and lead a variety of academic endeavours, including curriculum design, the production of leading research and the provision of an environment which galvanises student learning
  • can successfully lead and manage change, including the student experience for students from a diverse range of backgrounds

there is additional selection criteria regarding leadership and research at both Academic levels C and D.

About us

The Education Portfolio supports the development and implementation of the University’s strategy and vision for teaching, learning and the student experience. The portfolio contributes to institution-wide developments aimed at improving student learning, including the University’s approach to curriculum renewal, new thinking in pedagogy, learning and teaching analytics, e-learning and quality assurance for learning and teaching. The portfolio also provides strategic direction for students’ engagement in student life, including a well-supported transition to the University, support for academic choices for life and career and a student experience supportive of the University’s educational aspirations.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2596/1119C to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm, Tuesday 21 January 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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  • We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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