First listed on: 10 July 2018

Director of Multidisciplinary Education, Westmead Initiative 

Office of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Reference no. 1232/0618F

About the opportunity 

Westmead is a major priority for the University’s next era of strategic growth. The University is working with our partners at Westmead to grow our student body at Westmead to 6,000 by 2030, with a commensurate growth in academic activities. Importantly, this growth is expected to diversify and innovate the University’s offerings in research and education, as Westmead introduces entirely new programs and explores new ways of learning and working.

The University has committed to involving all disciplines – not just those that are health related – to contribute to this venture. In short, this strategy proposes a redefinition of the University’s institutional framework to help the Westmead site scale up its interdisciplinary operations into what we call the Westmead Living Lab, and nurture a Living Lab culture amongst all Precinct partners and their associated constituencies.

The Director, Multidisciplinary Education is a senior academic role at professorial level, reporting to the Director, Westmead Initiative. The Director, Multidisciplinary Education will lead the development of curriculum offerings including in the areas of applied medical science, engineering, science, design, arts, law and business that support a multidisciplinary approach to health and wellbeing. The role is responsible for developing the education programs required to implement the University’s proposed vision for its presence at Westmead.

The Director, Multidisciplinary Education proactively engages with the University’s key partners and stakeholders at Westmead, and members of the academic community across the University to advance the Westmead Academic Strategy. This position is responsible for collaborating and building positive working relationships with Associate Deans (Education) across the University. This position contributes to the ongoing strategic development of University wide initiatives for the Education portfolio and is responsible for communication and implementation of these initiatives at Westmead.

Term and remuneration

The successful applicant will be offered a full-time fixed term position for a period of up to 3 years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package. The position may be renewed subject to performance and the availability of funding.

How to apply

For more information on the position, faculty and University, please view the candidate brochure available on the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1232/0618F for more information and to apply.

Closing date:  11.30pm (AEST) Sunday 19 August 2018

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion.  We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,  people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


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