Curtin’s search for Business & Law Pro Vice Chancellor

Support and advance the University’s strategic objectives

Curtin University has started a global search for its next Pro Vice-Chancellor Business and Law to provide leadership and management to formulate and progress the Faculty’s strategic plan and to contribute to the strategic direction of the University. The position plays a critical role in strengthening the Faculty’s profile and reputation in Learning and Teaching, Research and Engagement.

We are an innovative global university – with campuses in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius and Dubai – and are well known for our focus on students, technology, high-impact research and strong industry partnerships. The University prides itself on its inclusive and dynamic culture, and for preparing students to become broad-based, socially-engaged, creative and entrepreneurial leaders.


The Pro Vice-Chancellor takes a leading role in the Faculty’s relationships with industry and government in order to build effective and collaborative education and research partnerships.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor contributes to and influences the strategic leadership, direction and effective management of our University, by working with other members of the Senior Executive Team in planning and decision making and the provision of specialist advice and support to the Provost and Vice-Chancellor.

Given the significance of the Uluru Statement from the Heart for reconciliation in Australia, the occupant will lead the Faculty to ensure that Curtin can follow through on its publicly stated commitment to work with stakeholders “to develop and enact specific proposals in relation to Voice, Treaty and Truth”. The Pro Vice-Chancellor plays a key role in leading and monitoring the Faculty’s approach to, and the achievement of, significant steps toward Reconciliation.

We are committed to values led leadership across our university community, and as a senior executive this role holds responsibility to lead and foster an environment where diversity and inclusion thrives and belonging is possible for all.

The University is committed to diversity, inclusion and belonging. As an academic leader it is your responsibility to embed and foster a workplace culture where inclusion thrives and there is equity in opportunities and outcomes.

Curtin at a glance

3195 Staff. 1340 academic staff and 1755 general staff. Almost 60,000 students. 37,418 full-time. 5201 postgraduate, of whom5439 studying on campuses outside of Australia. 230,000 Alumni in more than 160 countries. Income of AUD 914 million.
Curtin study areas. 5 study areas across 5 countries. Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Curtin’s existing strategy has provided a pathway for our university to position itself as a leading global university, ensuring that we:

  • strengthen our capacity to be future looking;
  • maintain a focus on excellence in everything we do;
  • strive to be both industry-facing and industry-embedded;
  • deepen our well-established culture of innovation;
  • build life-long connections with an engaged alumni;
  • further support our students, staff and community to promote the importance of our First Nations’ people and history, drive gender equity, and contribute to a fairer and more just society for all; and
  • above all, be led by our five values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Excellence and Impact.

​As we get ready for our next phase, we are proud of having lived up to our ambitions set out four years ago in our 2017-2022 Strategic Plan. We are confident in the path we have forged until now – in particular, our approach to global positioning, our engagement with, and service for, partners across sectors and communities and our aspiration to continue to drive excellence in research and teaching.

Interested in this role?

For more information and initial enquiries please contact the executive search firm Perrett Laver at or by +61 (0)2 8075 4605.

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter quoting 5647 before Midnight AWST on Sunday 3rd April 2022.