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Australia Studies Centre
Carindale, QLD, Australia

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Program Director


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Mansfield BC, QLD, Australia 


Education & Training

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The Australia Studies Centre (ASC) in Brisbane, Australia invites applications for a Program Director to provide leadership and direction for the educational, student development, residential life, and administrative components of the program.  The ASC has a fifteen-year history of excellence in experiential education.  It is one of nine off-campus programs operated by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and is supported by a Washington, D.C.-based administrative team.
The Australia Studies Centre collaborates with Christian Heritage College (CHC), a higher education institution that offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Liberal Arts, Business, Education, Social Sciences and Christian Ministries.
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world. With campuses across the globe, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada and nearly 30 more from an additional 18 countries, CCCU institutions are accredited, comprehensive colleges and universities whose missions are Christ-centered and rooted in the historic Christian faith. Most also have curricula rooted in the arts and sciences. The CCCU’s mission is to advance the cause of Christ-centered higher education and to help our institutions transform lives by faithfully relating scholarship and service to biblical truth (
Core Responsibilities:
  • In collaboration with the Vice President for Academic Affairs, provide a distinctive identity and vision for the ASC that is consistent with the CCCU vision for off-campus programs.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of academic programs that are appropriate to the Australian context, attractive to CCCU member schools, and provide for optimal enrollment.
  • Function as the primary officer responsible for ASC operations, including:
  • Personnel
  • Budget and finances
  • Facilities and equipment
  • Community relations
  • Provide academic instruction and oversee academic operations such as curriculum design, syllabi, grading, experiential learning activities, etc.
  • Oversee programs and activities that enhance a Christ-centered learning community and foster students’ spiritual and emotional development.
  • Oversee a regular cycle of assessment and adjustment of courses, curricula, and program activities.
  • Supervise ASC staff members and assist their ongoing professional development.
  • Liaise with Christian Heritage College to ensure compliance with their accreditation requirements, to deliver the Australian Indigenous Worldviews course for their students, and to maintain a mutually beneficial relationship.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Enrollment and Campus Relations in maintaining a current Emergency Response Plan and training staff appropriately.
  • Partner with CCCU staff in student recruitment and in maintaining effective communications with CCCU member campuses.
  • Maintain a regular communication process with ASC alumni.
  • Participate in regular communication and collaborative decision-making with the VPAA, the Chief Financial Officer, and other CCCU program directors.
  • Collaborate with the VPAA in the preparation of a self-study document every six years that serves as the basis of a program review by the Student Academic Programs Commission.
  • Maintain scholarly engagement in one’s academic discipline.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Persons applying for the position should:
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Christ-centered higher education and the mission of CHC, ASC and the CCCU.
  • Hold a Master’s degree (Ph.D. preferred) in a field relevant to the ASC curriculum.
  • Have significant experience living overseas or in the United States.
  • Have a minimum of five years of experience in higher education teaching and administration.
  • Be detail-oriented, organized, and flexible.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and management skills.
  • Be familiar with standards of good practice for study abroad, especially concerning crisis management.

•     Salary and benefits are competitive and appropriate to the level of the position.
•     Full-time, twelve-month contract with four weeks of vacation.

Application should include:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume, as a separate attachment
  • A statement of your Christian faith
Other requirements include:
  • Ability to work for long periods of time at the computer
  • Ability to travel internationally
Application process: 

Applicants should apply online through the posting on and include a cover letter, resume, and a statement of your Christian faith. First preference will be given to applicants who apply before the deadline of September 27, 2018. No paper applications or phone calls please.

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