Information for candidates

The University of Western Australia has a long and distinguished history and an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research.

We are ranked within the top 100 universities in the world and are a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. We perform strongly across all key higher education measures and have recently outlined our 10-year vision in UWA 2030.

On this page, you’ll find information about The University of Western Australia and what we are looking for in our new Vice-Chancellor.

Your role

The Vice-Chancellor will lead the distinctive strategic vision of UWA in a manner that is consistent with its heritage, values, strengths and aspirations. They will lead and inspire transformational change across the University in support of the achievement of that vision. Success in the role will require the highest calibre of leadership, management and strategic planning skills and a knowledge of the higher education environment in Australia and the challenges and opportunities of the changing global education landscape. The ability to build and maintain relationships across all levels of government, business, media and the sector and community, as well as inside the University, will be critical.

Candidate brochure

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Next steps

For a confidential discussion regarding this role and the application process, contact:

Julie Steiner

Chair of the Global Education Practices
Tel: +61 2 8905 3711


Caroline Dever

Managing Partner Public Sector Practices
Tel: +61 429 939 399


Applications should be sent to

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

  • UWA is committed to developing an inclusive and diverse workforce that lives its values. We understand our diversity is a strength that will propel us forward and help us achieve our goals and meet the challenges of the future.
  • We have child-friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities.
  • UWA has been named a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI-inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI – 2019)