Vacancy Details

Campus Location: North Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Melbourne, Australia

  • Inaugural executive academic leadership role, with national focus
  • Inform and influence organisational strategy and policy pertaining to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander matters in higher education
  • Opportunity available from our Melbourne, North Sydney, or Brisbane campus

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a young and vibrant university ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide and in the top ten Catholic universities. Its mission is central to the University and informs every area - integrating the dignity of the human person, the common good, and ethical and social justice considerations into the core activities of student learning and teaching, research and service. With seven campuses around Australia, ACU has more than 200 partner universities on six continents and a campus in Rome, Italy.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Ethics, as our inaugural Pro Vice Chancellor (Indigenous), you'll lead and collaborate with stakeholders university-wide to realise the achievement of cross-institutional strategic and policy objectives in Indigenous education, research, training, employment and engagement. You'll support this by driving and enhancing ACU's cultural capability, engagement and performance in working towards reconciliation, equality and equity for Indigenous peoples in education.

To be successful, you'll possess a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field or demonstrate an outstanding record of success at a senior level in strategic planning, policy, financial management, managing people and managing and implementing change to improve and deliver on overall organisational performance and culture.

As a highly skilled communicator and relationship manager, key to your success will be in your ability to dynamically motivate and communicate with internal and external partners, to enhance our significant contributions to advance First Nations students, staff and communities.

ACU considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a requirement for this position under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), s 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) or s 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (Vic). The position therefore is only open to people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

How to Apply:

Obtain the Candidate Information booklet from our website. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the candidate booklet and outline how they would support the mission of the university To apply, select the 'View Position Description and Apply' button above or below.

For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Kelly Roberts, Manager Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment at:

Additionally, should you wish to have a confidential conversation regarding the position, please contact Professor Hayden Ramsay, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Ethics) at:

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Applications Close: Wednesday 25 October 2023 at 11:59pm AUS Eastern Standard Time