Academic Director - Adelaide Central School of Art - EducationCareer

First listed on: 17 September 2021

 Academic Director


Adelaide Central School of Art (the School) is a leading independent, not-for-profit, tertiary provider of visual arts education. The School offers accredited undergraduate courses, specialist short courses, workshops and masterclasses. The studio-based teaching program emphasises structured sequential learning developing practical skills in parallel with rigorous intellectual inquiry. All classes are led by lecturers who are leading practitioners in their field. The School is recognised nationally for its excellence in educational practice and student success; it was identified as the best art school in Australia for overall student experience according to the results of the national 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Student Experience Survey.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

The Academic Director is responsible for managing the effective academic leadership of Adelaide Central School of Art’s accredited course programs. The position is responsible for Academic Quality Assurance and ensuring that the delivery of the accredited programs meet the Higher Education Threshold Standards and complies with the requirements of the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Skills & Experience Required

  • Completion of a Masters Degree or equivalent or higher qualification in a relevant area
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching and learning at a tertiary level, in a relevant field
  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff
  • Experience as a practising artist 
  • Evidence of successful innovation in learning and teaching delivery or design
  • Experience in curriculum development 
  • Experience in Academic Leadership within the Higher Education Sector
  • Demonstrated evidence of a scholarly track record and understanding of scholarly activities in a visual arts education environment
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, students, and industry
  • Knowledge of the Higher Education Threshold Standards and TEQSA or experience in ensuring compliance with regulatory obligations

To Apply

To view a position description, please visit our website or for further information please contact Penny Griggs 8299 7300 or email

Applications close on 8 October 2021