Deputy Vice Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)

Manly Location – 3 Year Fixed Term Opportunity

About us

From its origins in 1996 as a specialised management college, today the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) has three campuses and more than 2000 students from over 50 countries around the world gaining qualifications in a diverse range of fields. Our head office, located at our main campus in Manly, offers a spectacular working location that would be hard to beat anywhere in the world.

Our brands include the International College of Manly, Sydney (ICMS), Aspire Institute, Aspire English and the International Sport College Australia (ISCA). Our campuses are located in Manly, Sydney CBD and Narrabeen.

ICMS has a long history of consultation with industry to establish the graduate capabilities that are in demand and embed these into subjects and learning outcomes.  Active learning through Work Integrated Learning is built into every degree and is part of ICMS’ strategy to prepare graduates to take their place in the working world.

ICMS was the first higher education provider to be awarded accreditation by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) to offer online certificate programs, introduced in response to the global pandemic, COVID-19.  This is testament to the proactive approach we take here regarding offering career-focused education.

About the role

The DVC (Learning and Teaching) is responsible for academic leadership, development and administrative management, ensuring academic excellence in delivering career focused student outcomes. The DVC (Learning and Teaching) provides day-to-day operational leadership, governance and regulatory expertise in accordance with the institutional strategic objectives and the annual Learning and Teaching Plan.

Other duties include the introduction of new programs as agreed with the Executive Management Group, Academic Board and Board of Directors.  The DVC (Learning and Teaching) works in collaboration with the Senior Academic Team towards the conceptualisation, design, accreditation, development, implementation, review and continuous improvement of all programs.

The DVC (Learning and Teaching) provides leadership in the Faculty planning process, including planning and reporting on Faculty learning and teaching priorities. The role will also be responsible for the development and recruitment of an academic team recognised as being of the very highest calibre.

This is a leadership role in a teaching-focused institution in which the successful incumbent must maintain scholarship and professional standing in matters of learning and teaching. The position reports to the Chief Executive Officer/President and is responsible for the Academic Operations, Student Employability, Student Success, Learning Design and Library teams.

About you

To be successful in applying for this role, you should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • An understanding the unique dynamics of the private non-university higher education sector.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, and proven ability to deal with multiple tasks, establish priorities and meet competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communications skills including the ability to analyse material and summarise key issues.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with all levels of staff, students, management and external stakeholders.
  • PhD in a relevant discipline or an equivalent work experience within an academic/pedagogical environment.
  • A record of achieving results, integrity and the ability to cultivate productive working relationships.
  • A national or international profile in higher education sector (preferred).

To view the job description, please go to this link: JD Deputy Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter (addressed to Rowan Courtney O’Connor, CEO/President) to [email protected].

The closing date for applications is Monday 9th November 2020 at 12.00pm AEST.