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Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Education

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Academic Leadership

This position is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants only.  UNSW has obtained an exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) to designate and recruit professional and academic positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, to fulfil UNSW’s goal of a representative workforce rate.

UNSW is one of the world’s leading universities, known for innovative, pioneering research and high-quality education. It is ranked equal 19th in the 2024 QS World University Rankings, reflecting the university community’s razor-sharp focus on excellence.

As the university continues to deliver academic leadership and an outstanding student experience for the communities we serve, it has established a new role, the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education (PVCIE).


About the Role

The Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education (PVCIE) will work with the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) Indigenous in providing strategic leadership towards quality outcomes in Indigenous learning and teaching as well as broader Indigenous education objectives.

This exciting and innovative position entails offering cross-institutional leadership in integrating high-quality Indigenous learning and teaching strategic initiatives, policies, and programs. As the PVCIE, your primary responsibilities include providing strategic counsel and expert guidance to the DVC Indigenous and stakeholders across the university. Additionally, you will lead the establishment of professional development resources and programs for academic staff focused on Indigenous learning and teaching.

Key requirements for the position include:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous knowledges, pedagogies, contemporary challenges and opportunities.
  • Highly developed understanding of the higher education sector and academic structures.
  • Deep knowledge of Indigenous learning and teaching practices and opportunities.
  • Demonstrated leadership in developing respectful and reciprocal relationships with inspires positive collaboration and alliances internally and externally, locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor the effectiveness of strategic initiatives and professional development.
  • Demonstrated experience in Indigenous advancement and engagement leading to positive outcomes.
  • Deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that impact Indigenous student outcomes.
  • Proven ability to influence positive change and create stronger teaching and learning environments.


How to Apply:

If you are passionate about shaping the future of Indigenous education, fostering a dynamic learning environment, and creating impactful societal change, we encourage you to apply.

Submit your application online before 11.55pm Sunday 14th March 2024. A copy of the Position Description can be found below.

Get in Touch:

Kim Symons, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.  

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.



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