Academic Director (SAI058) Adelaide CBD, Adelaide, Australia

About the role

The Academic Director is responsible for the efficient, effective and equitable delivery of high quality academic programs. This incorporates responsibilities for development and implementation of a quality learning and teaching framework, program development and accreditation, management of resources and provision of academic services that enrich the student experience. The role is also responsible for developing strong links with key staff at our partner University. 


The person we seek will ideally have the following

  • A Masters degree or higher in a discipline relevant to one of those offered by the College
  • Sound knowledge of TEQSA regulations
  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership and management within a higher education environment
  • High operational aptitude with the ability to build strong, sustainable academic teams, manage resources within a budget and coordinate a broad range of academic functions
  • Successful track record in fostering and implementing change
  • Substantial experience in curriculum development, including the management and evaluation of learning and teaching effectiveness
  • Demonstrated experience in effective learning and teaching including ability to develop scholarly, innovative and flexible approaches to teaching and the facilitation of learning
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire students and staff
  • Proven success in working collaboratively and an ability to build highly productive relationships across a range of internal and external partners


What we can offer you

  • A purpose driven and supportive team environment
  • First class modern facilities
  • Career progression and development pathways
  • Collegial and collaborative environment with the aim of academic excellence
  • Mobility within the organisation and locations
  • Health & Wellbeing packages which includes free counselling for employees and family, discounted gym membership, movie tickets, discounts on travel, accommodation and insurance
  • Salary packaging and novated leasing


About us

​​For over 25 years, we've prepared students around the world to be study-ready, work-ready and world-ready. As pioneers in the university pathway sector, we have more than 30 trusted partnerships with ambitious, forward-thinking universities around the world.​

Through our unparalleled global reach across 24 countries, we help our partners achieve their goals of a stronger, more diverse student population, improved academic outcomes, superior student experiences, enhanced global profile and sustainable revenue.

Our Australasian university partners include Curtin University, Deakin University, Edith Cowan University, University of South Australia, University of Adelaide, La Trobe University, Western Sydney University, Griffith University, University of Newcastle, University of Canterbury and the University of Canberra.​


Diversity and Inclusion

Navitas promotes and embraces an inclusive and diversified workforce. We believe equality, flexibility and diversity in the workplace will deliver a rich and collaborative environment for our employees, students and clients.

We encourage applications from candidates with disabilities, of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and diverse community groups.


How to apply

Please apply online to lodge your application successfully. For enquiries about the role, please contact Matt Stanton on +61 434 738 400.

Applications close on Wednesday, 15/09/2021 at 6:00pm however, we reserve the right to progress or confirm applicants prior to close date. Applications received after the close date may be considered pending the recruitment process.

To our agency partners – thank you for your interest however, we will not be accepting unsolicited applications and we do not require support for this role, at this stage


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Successful candidates will require full working rights in Australia and undergo criminal records and working with children check.

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