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Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Education, Health and Human Development
University of Canterbury

Date Posted Oct. 1, 2019
Title Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Education, Health and Human Development
University University of Canterbury
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Department Education, Health and Human Development
Application Deadline Nov. 3, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Senior Executive Officer
    Associate/Assistant Dean
    Associate/Assistant Head
  • Education - General
    Human Development

Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Education, Health and Human Development
Te Amorangi Ako me te Hauora

  • Exciting opportunity for strategic academic leadership
  • Join a University ranked in the world’s top 250 (QS ranking 2020)
  • Located in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand

The University of Canterbury celebrates people prepared to make a difference: tangata tū, tangata ora.

Its mission is to contribute to society through knowledge in chosen areas of endeavour by promoting a world-class learning environment, known for attracting people with the greatest potential to make a difference.

The Vice-Chancellor at the University of Canterbury (UC) is seeking to appoint an exceptional academic leader to provide strategic direction and executive management to the College of Education, Health and Human Development. The College has a commitment to world-class research, teaching, and professional development in Education and Human Development through three Schools (Educational Studies and Leadership, Teacher Education and Health Sciences), UC Education Plus, and a range of research projects and teams.

The strategic growth of research capability, domestic and international student numbers and diversification of income steams will be the initial priorities as Pro-Vice-Chancellor. To be successful in meeting these challenges, you will hold a relevant PhD and senior academic appointment within the broad disciplines of education. You will be able to demonstrate substantive management experience, including responsibility for strategic planning, financial resources and budgets along with the management of complex staffing structures. To inspire and motivate the diverse team to work with a sense of collective responsibility, your outstanding interpersonal skills, inclusive leadership style and a strong commitment to biculturalism will be important.

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and as working as part of the Senior Management Team, you will thrive in an atmosphere of innovation and will demonstrate critical thinking along with creative and flexible responses in a challenging and continually evolving environment. Proven ability to lead resourceful approaches to developing new external partnerships and funding opportunities will be essential.

UC is based in Christchurch and is a leading university in New Zealand with over 15,000 students across five different colleges. The University has 26 subjects ranked in world top 250, including education and teacher education which both fall within the top 200 for education. (QS Rankings 2019).

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The Process

To receive the Candidate Information Book, please email Kirsten Henderson at Please do not apply directly through our UC careers website.

To apply in confidence, please go to and click "APPLY ONLINE" using reference UCApvc0919 and include your cover letter and full curriculum vitae; or for a confidential discussion call Kirsten Henderson on +64 9 282 4240.

Applications close Sunday, 3 November 2019

  • The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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