Deputy Vice Chancellor & Vice President College of Business and Law

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
February 12, 2024
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Deputy Vice -Chancellor (Business & Law) & Vice-President,

RMIT University

Recognised globally for its leadership and excellence in design, technology and enterprise formation, RMIT University serves and engages its community through delivering education, training and research that contribute to a just and sustainable world. RMIT is a global institution offering diverse programs across technology, design, and enterprise to more than 90,000 students across three Melbourne campuses, two in Vietnam, and one in Spain

With a commitment to industry collaboration and a focus on innovation, research, and teaching, RMIT has achieved notable rankings, including 1st in THE Impact Rankings for reducing inequality. The University places a strong emphasis on reconciliation with Indigenous communities and has recently launched its second Reconciliation Plan. Recognised for diversity and inclusion, RMIT holds awards such as Athena SWAN membership, Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, and Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion.

The College of Business and Law adopts an industry and student-focused approach, preparing graduates to address business challenges, balance stakeholder needs, and contribute as socially responsible global citizens. The College positions itself at the intersection of business and technology with a focus on social impact, brings a focus on quality, collaboration and people. It is the largest business and law entity in the Asia Pacific, comprising five schools across Melbourne and Vietnam, offering diverse programs from undergraduate to PhD levels.

With more than 1,000 staff, the College serves 30,000 students globally through on-campus and online delivery, including fly in-fly out teaching with partners in Singapore and Shanghai. Most of the areas of research are ranked in the top quartile of Australian Universities, with some in the top 100 globally.

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Alec Cameron, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Business and Law) & Vice-President (DVC & VP) provides strategic leadership and direction in all aspects of the College's research and research training, teaching, and learning, professional activities and community engagement.

As a member of the Vice-Chancellor's Executive, the DVC (Business & Law) & VP is called upon to share in stewardship of the University's purpose, vision and values. The appointment calls for truly effective leadership and management across the College's five schools in Melbourne and Vietnam.

The University seeks to appoint a DVC (Business & Law) & VP who will bring substantial leadership experience in academia and/or industry, and a relevant career in research. Key focus areas include fostering a culture of innovation, enhancing the student experience, and developing strategic relationships with external partners.

A dynamic leader with an interdisciplinary orientation, the DVC (Business & Law) & VP will bring a passion for learning and teaching, industry connection and the ability to operate strategically, effectively and collegially. High level academic credibility, motivation and team leadership competencies, and demonstrated skills in managing the people, financial and infrastructure performance of a large and complex academic college are expected.

Odgers Berndtson is assisting RMIT University with this appointment. More information on the role can be found at www.

For a confidential conversation, please contact Dr Alistair Clark on +61 436 019 746 or [email protected] and Phillipa Whitehouse on +61 438 678 833 or [email protected]

The closing date for applications is Monday 12 February 2024.

Please do not apply for this position online via the University's Career page.

Applications Close:

12 Feb 2024 11.59 pm

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

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