Associate Pro Vice Chancellor (Coursework)

at La Trobe University

  • Full-time, fixed term contract for three years located at our Bundoora Campus
  • Continue to enhance the quality of learning and teaching and drive the commitment to excellent student experience
  • Grow and enhance the College's portfolio of learning and teaching programs

About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative, highly motivated, pursue new ideas and generate knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria.

The College

The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce consists of four schools: La Trobe Law School, La Trobe Business School, the School of Education and the School of Humanities & Social Sciences.

It has a reputation for world class research and for expanding educational opportunities for students from across Australia and from around the world. Our researchers are innovative and impactful and are known for building strong relationships with our industry partners. Our graduates are well rounded and professionally trained. Employers rate them very highly for their up-to-date knowledge and skills.

The subjects we research and teach have never been more important. In an era of digital disruption and global competition, we focus on the critical knowledge and skills that no algorithm can replace and that provide strong foundations for success in employment and in civic life.

The College is the focal point for strategy and planning in teaching and research, and act as the driver for implementation of the University's strategic plan at the operational level. The College is responsible for policy implementation, academic staffing profile, load planning, course profile, student recruitment, and quality assurance across its Schools.

About the position

The APVC (Coursework) is a key strategic and systemic leadership role in the College and University responsible for learning and teaching, focused on the strategic goals of delivering an outstanding student experience, characterised by high quality learning and teaching, contemporary approaches to curriculum design and delivery, and positive career outcomes for students.

Reporting directly to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce), the APVC (Coursework) is one of the PVC's standing Deputies and may be called on to act as Acting PVC from time-to-time. The APVC takes up their role in an institution that is committed to outstanding student experience and student employability at the heart of its institutional strategies.

As a key leader in the learning and teaching system, the APVC (Coursework) works collaboratively across the College (including with the General Manager, College Education Team, Heads of School, Directors of Learning and Teaching and academics), with the College of Science, Health and Engineering (SHE) and in particular with their counterpart APVC (Coursework), and across central portfolios (in particular the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) portfolio to enhance the quality of learning and teaching, curriculum design, pedagogy, assessment, course management and quality and standards.

The Applicant

  • A PhD or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the College, broadly understood, and a distinguished research record.
  • A sophisticated understanding of the learning and teaching environment and emerging trend, and capacity to develop and implement strategies to improve the quality of learning and teaching in the College.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, curriculum development and academic staff development.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead innovation across a portfolio of coursework and executive education programs, including through internal and external partnerships.
  • Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, communication, management and presentation skills.

If you are looking to be part of a high performing culture that values it employees and encourages them to be innovative and excel in their discipline/research, we look forward to your application.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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How to apply

Closing date: Sunday, 28 July 2019 by 11.00pm AEST.

Position Enquiries: Professor Simon Evans,

HR/Recruitment Enquiries: Deborah Dare, Senior Recruitment Business Partner, +61 3 9479 1241 or

Position Description below:

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Please submit a CV and address the key selection criteria (located in the Position Description) as part of your application submission.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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