Chancellor Opportunity

If you have a commitment to education, training, and research, as well as equal measures of experience, energy and tenacity, then an exciting challenge to lead and govern a university that changes lives awaits.

Billabong Camp First Nation's artwork
Billabong Camp*

CQUniversity Australia is looking for our next University Chancellor. The Chancellor will be an influential, inspirational leader who will help the University stand out and be counted within the most competitive and challenging market conditions in the Australian Higher Education sector’s history.

As Chancellor, you will provide leadership and governance to support our strategic plan, our regions and culture. You will also be a champion of inclusion, diversity, and engagement with a deep understanding of the importance of education, training, and research in regional Australia.

To do this, you will capture the imaginations of our stakeholders and influence decision makers. You will value honesty and integrity and be the type of leader that can relate to everyone, regardless of their background. These are the traits that are valued by our people, our students and our communities.

About the Role

The Central Queensland University Act 1998 provides for a Council to be the governing authority of the University, and for a Chancellor to be elected. The Chancellor is the Head of the University, presiding over meetings of the Council, and is an ex-officio member of all bodies of the University. It is the role of the Chancellor to represent and speak on behalf of the Council, to take the lead in key decision making, and to offer support, advice and counsel to the Vice-Chancellor and President.

The Chancellor, champions effective ethical governance, leads a dynamic team of councillors, guides and monitors the management of the University and ensures that the strategic direction of the University is pursued. As a role model, the Chancellor reflects the values of the University to its students and staff, ensuring that the University maintains its high standing in the broader community.

Chancellor Role Description

CQUniversity will be supported in the appointment process by the executive search firm Boyden. Boyden will support the selection committee to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and to assess candidates against the requirements for the role.

Your application should consist of:

  1. a comprehensive CV detailing professional and academic qualifications, full employment history (including relevant responsibilities and achievements), along with the contact details of three referees; and
  2. a brief statement (not more than 3 pages) outlining why the appointment is of interest and what you can bring to the role.

All enquiries should be directed in confidence to:

Alun Parry
Phone: 0449 031549

Elaine Dolan

The deadline for applications is 2 May 2022.

Applications Open

21 March 2022.

Applications Close

2 May 2022.

Candidate Discussions and Interviews

From week commencing (anticipated) 4 July 2022.

*Billabong Camp depicts time-worn tracks that lead to a shady place of water, where clans gather under paperbark trees after a long, hot journey. The design places people at its centre – referencing students, researchers, people and community. Tracks to a place by water and paperbark trees symbolises the energising, holistic values of the learning journey.

I found my lecturers and teaching staff absolutely amazing. They were so experienced in the fields that they delivered and because of the small class sizes, they could always go above and beyond to make sure everybody understood all those concepts.

Shaye Byrne

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Diploma of Professional Practice (Co-op Engineering)