Position: Institute Director @ WSU

Western Sydney University

Director – Australia-China Institute for Arts & Culture

Are you looking to make your mark in a crucial leadership role within one of Australia’s largest and most vibrant student-centred and research-led Universities?

The Foundation Director of the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture, Professor Jocelyn Chey AM, has positioned the Institute as a hub and national resource centre for cultural exchange between Australia and China.

Western Sydney University is seeking a new Director to lead the Institute onto its next phase of development; forging deeper ties through open, intellectual and dynamic engagement with centuries old and emerging Chinese arts and culture.

The Institute will consolidate and build on a wide range of existing teaching and research expertise in Chinese Literature, translation, interpretation, music composition and history within the Institute for Culture and Society, the Whitlam Institute, the School of Education and the School of Humanities and Communication Arts.

You will be a key ambassador representing the University nationally and internationally. Ideally you will be bilingual, fluent in English and Mandarin, and a high-calibre, internationally recognised researcher.

At a time when the relationship between Australia and China has never been closer or more important, this is a unique opportunity to deliver new approaches for the advancement and translation of Chinese arts and culture through research, education and international exchange.

The University is being assisted by the executive search firm Odgers Berndtson. For specific enquiries about the role and how to apply please contact:

Natalie Walker, Partner
Tel: +61 2 8905 3731
Email: WSUDirectorACIAC@odgersberndtson.com

Closing Date: 3 May 2017

Western Sydney University values workplace diversity.

More information available here.