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Recent appointments: foundation leadership team of Macquarie University International College (MUIC)

Update: positions appointed and commenced

Program Managers – Foundation and Diplomas

•      Help lead a University pathways college from start-up

•      Seeking driven self starters with extensive program oversight and development experience

Macquarie University is a workplace like no other. From our inception we have crossed traditional boundaries. We developed the first electronic calculator for people with vision impairment, wireless internet technology and the Macquarie Dictionary. We were the first university in Australia to introduce childcare on campus and the first to appoint a female Vice-Chancellor. We were founded to be different, and we have always been at the forefront of changes to the way we work, live and learn.

We are recognised globally as one of Australia’s leading research universities. We recently earned a 5-star rating in the QS World Rankings, including the highest rating for employability. We have been among the top-rated employers in the Australian Workplace Employers Index since it was founded 2010.  We are, definitively, a world-class university for students and staff. We’re investing heavily in new buildings, courses and staff, and collaborating with businesses here and around the world including Cochlear Ltd, Intel and the CSIRO.

Our University is set on a wide, park-like campus, with all the facilities you would expect in a world-class CBD.  With our new high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, excellent transport, and the newly expanded Macquarie Park shopping mall next door.

Macquarie University is currently in the process of establishing our own pathway college, Macquarie University International College (MUIC).  The college will provide students with an alternate pathway to a number of the University’s mainstream undergraduate degree offerings.

Students can complete a Foundation Program, which prepares them to then commence undergraduate study in their chosen degree program. The Foundation Program has two program offerings, Standard and Intensive. There are also Diploma programs in four different disciplines; Accounting, Commerce and Business Administration, Information Technology, Media and Communication and Engineering. Diploma units are equivalent to first-year undergraduate units and successful diploma students can move straight into the second year of an undergraduate degree.

More about MUIC:

http://www.mq.edu.au/study/international/our_pathway_college/(link is external)

The Roles 

These newly created roles will be responsible for project managing the design, development and launch of the delivery of the International College’s Foundation and Diploma programs.  They provide exciting opportunities for the right candidate to utilise their extensive teaching and program oversight skills with project management skills, focusing on educational design and curriculum development.

Selection Criteria
 To be considered for either position, applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process:

•         Postgraduate qualifications in education.

•         Extensive experience in designing and developing programs, courses and curriculum within the Higher Education sector or similar.

•         Extensive experience in the development of student learning assessment methodologies and systems, including knowledge of software and technology to support effective pedagogy for international students.

•         Experience in lecturing and/or tutoring international students.

•         Experience managing teaching staff.

•         Experience in the development and use of teacher evaluation assessments and teacher records.

•         Strong project management experience in a rapidly changing environment.

For further information regarding this role please view the relevant position description.

For further information and to apply: for a confidential discussion and to obtain the full position descriptions, please contact the representatives of the retained executive search firm assisting in these appointments, Dr Rosalind De Sailly and Karen Felder via email MUIC@desailly.com.au(link sends e-mail)

Applications Close: Complete applications received will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the positions are filled. Candidates who would be available to commence by November are encouraged to enquire early in the process.

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The positions are also posted on the University website here: