Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 20 Mar 2024

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Excellence)

  • Drive innovative pedagogies and implement our vision for learning and teaching excellence at UWA.
  • Tenurable appointment.
  • Base salary range: $158,906 to $174,822 plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team
The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Excellence) is a diverse office within the Education portfolio that contributes significantly to the oversight and future direction of the University’s coursework degrees as well as our students’ learning and teaching excellence. It also has overall responsibility for institutional monitoring, reporting, and facilitating academic quality and standards.

About the opportunity
As the appointee you will, under broad direction, play a key leadership role in the development of a capability framework and provide strategic advice to academic staff across the University with the uptake, development and evaluation of pedagogies, technologies, and resources to enhance teaching quality and support student learning.

You will scope, plan, and manage initiatives around implementation and enhancement of learning and teaching at UWA.
You will provide leadership to direct reports in each of the specified functional areas, as well as deputise where appropriate for the PVC (Academic Excellence). You will represent the PVC (Academic Excellence) and/or Chair in relevant committees as required.
You will be responsible for maintaining financial oversight and ensuring budgetary discipline across the Learning and Teaching Excellence area through collaboration with Finance and the PVC (Academic Excellence).

About you
To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD qualification with extensive experience in educational leadership in higher education
  • A comprehensive understanding and demonstrated ability to apply contemporary pedagogical theories and practices in higher education
  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical, and strategic skills including the ability to analyse complex learning and teaching problems to develop appropriate, effective and innovative learning solutions
  • Experience in successfully leading a team in a higher education environment to deliver strategic and operational advice and support for teaching quality, student learning, and innovative education practices
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills including the demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and consult with academic and professional stakeholders at all levels to provide effective support in higher education
  • Excellent planning, organisational and project management skills including the ability to work independently, set priorities, meet deadlines and agreed outcomes, and plan and implement new initiatives and strategies
  • A commitment to continuous learning and a scholarly and professional approach to work
  • Financial planning and management skills, with the ability to successfully operate within budget parameters
  • A willingness to travel (state, national, international).

About your application
Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   Position description - Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching (516751).pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria . 

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Wednesday, 20 March 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Daniela Ulgiati on (08) 6488 1577 or at [email protected].

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity
UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for child 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Advertised:28 Feb 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:20 Mar 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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