University of New South Wales

Rector, UNSW Canberra

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Academic Leadership

Rector, UNSW Canberra

  • Opportunity to head a unique campus
  • 50 year history with the Australian Defence Force
  • New City campus, home to Defence and Security Innovation Precinct

The Organisation

UNSW has a unique footprint, and longstanding relationships in Canberra; UNSW Canberra is the official education provider to the Australian Defence Force. With a new city campus to host a Defence and Security Innovation Precinct you can work at a university that is doing cutting-edge research that has real world impact. As part of UNSW, ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world, and first in Australia for research and impact, UNSW Canberra has broad scope for collaboration in education, research, defence and industry partnerships.

The Opportunity

The Rector, UNSW Canberra is accountable for the strategic direction and overall performance of research, the student education experience and community engagement in UNSW Canberra. Leading the Faculty Executive, including Heads of School and Centre Directors, the Rector is also responsible for managing the relationship with the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). Research strengths include AI, capability systems, cyber, space and international security. UNSW has expertise and experience working with partners from conception through to commercialisation. The Defence Research Institute operates at the frontiers of defence research and technology to redefine the modern defence landscape.

About the Successful Applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • An understanding of the complexities of the relationships between the university sector and industry, government, and the defence sector and the capacity to interact effectively in this environment
  • The capacity and vision to provide strategic leadership to the UNSW Canberra in the development and implementation of its mission, goals and objectives

To Apply

To learn more and to apply, candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Rosalind De Sailly from the executive search firm assisting the University in this appointment, via

Your application should include a CV, Cover Letter and a document addressing the Selection Criteria within the position description.

Applications close at 11:55pm on Friday, 7th May 2021.

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. 

Advertised: 22 Mar 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 07 May 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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