Deputy Vice Chancellor, Students

at James Cook University

Advancing Excellence in Education for the Tropics

James Cook University is one of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics. We are a comprehensive and research-intensive university dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.

Surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef, our unique location enables students from Australia and overseas to study in a diverse physical environment.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Students is a new position created to guarantee a focus on the student lifecycle from raising aspirations through to graduation. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Students will also be the Head of the Cairns Campus.

We are looking for an inspiring leader with a passion for excellence in teaching and learning and the knowledge and experience to guide academic and professional agendas aimed at advancing the student experience.

The appointee will play a key role in the implementation of the University's Academic Plan and shape the teaching and learning and student experience strategy of a complex, multi-campus University. The successful candidate will also have the ability to build productive relationships and strategic alliances, both internally and with external stakeholders, coupled with the intellectual and operational agility to respond to the challenges faced by regionally based higher education institutions.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Students is a profoundly important role and we look forward to hearing from student-centric senior leaders.

How to Apply for this job

For further information or to apply for this position, please go to and quote reference number 2980. Alternatively please contact or call Perrett Laver’s Sydney office on +61 (0)2 8354 4016. Closing date: 12.00pm AEST, Monday 23 July 2018

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