New Zealand, Oceania
Jun 05, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors

College of Science

  • Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position

Developing a world-class learning environment, that provides students with quality research-driven teaching that embraces new thinking and innovation, is a key strategic priority for the University of Canterbury. The College of Science prides itself in underpinning its teaching with research excellence and is proud to have some of the southern hemisphere's foremost research scientists amongst its staff.

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) for the College of Science will be pivotal in the development of the new $200 million Regional Science and Innovation Centre. UC is committed to establishing a state-of-the art, high profile Centre that will provide a model for best practice in science teaching, research and innovation facilitation and environmental responsiveness.

Leading a team of over 200 staff, the PVC (Science) is charged with delivering the future vision for the College, leading the College through the development of the new science Centre, and shaping attitudes and a culture consistent with the vision.

The University of Canterbury is a large and complex research, teaching and learning organisation with a proud history and many research achievements. As the second oldest university in New Zealand, the University blends the best of Canterbury traditions with the innovation and creativity needed for success in a globally competitive tertiary education sector. The University’s primary campus is in Ilam, Christchurch, however the University also has a number of field stations in the South Island of New Zealand.

Applicants will already have experience in a similar setting, leading the thinking, attitudinal change and development of a sophisticated learning environment. In addition you will have a reputation for building academic and staff engagement, developing strategy and driving change.

The closing date for this position is: Friday, 4 July 2014.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of 'People Prepared to Make a Difference'. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at:

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting Katie Perry, Senior Human Resources Advisor via email

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service:

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