Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Ref: 5075

University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

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Role Managed by:

Janelle Entwistle

Managing Partner, Australia

t: +61 2 8354 4002


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 23/04/2021


The University of Sydney is one of Australia’s strongest and most recognised institutions and is ranked among the world’s leading universities. Since our inception nearly 170 years ago, the University has been a leader in improving the world around us, and this drive for innovation and impact continues to be a hallmark of the University’s vision for the future. The arrival of a dynamic new Vice-Chancellor provides an opportunity to build upon an already strong framework, and represents the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the institution.

With the impending retirement of the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and former Provost Professor Stephen Garton AM, the incoming Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) will play a pivotal role in support of the Vice-Chancellor and in the broader context of the University’s senior leadership. As a member of the Senior Executive Group the Provost pro-actively contributes to the strategic planning, resourcing and vision-setting for the University and is responsible for the strategic leadership and operational delivery of our academic objectives, ensuring continuous improvement in performance to the highest standards of excellence. The Provost will ensure a focus on outstanding academic performance and scholarship, strategic planning and sound financial management across the Faculties, University Schools, Centres and other units including the University Libraries, Academic Board and Academic Excellence. The role is responsible for ensuring a high-performance culture across the institution to enable research, education, community engagement and innovation to flourish.

This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding and experienced senior academic leader. We are looking for someone who shares our vision and values; an inspirational and collaborative leader who is adept at navigating through complexity and can deliver against an ambitious agenda for the future.

For further information and initial enquiries please contact Janelle Entwistle, Managing Partner (Australia) at Perrett Laver on or on +61 (0)2 8354 4000.

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter by 5.00pm AEST Friday 23rd April 2021