Position Available – Director of Academic & Career Development

Founded in 1912, King’s College is a thriving residential community for men and women within The University of Queensland (UQ) supporting over 355 undergraduate and postgraduate student residents and approximately 65 Associate Members. King’s College has some of the best facilities of any residential college in Australia, including a dedicated Learning Centre, gym, rowing shed, swimming pool and spacious, fully furnished rooms. Along with opportunities to thrive culturally and in sports, the College is committed to academic success through the offering of a range of academic programs and services, including course specific tutorials, workshops, and seminars. Throughout the academic year, King’s runs a comprehensive tutorial program involving more than 130 tutorials per week delivered by over 60 teaching staff in a range of academic disciplines. Specialised study and careers-related workshops and seminars are also on offer to help students improve their study skills and prepare for the workforce. Historically, King’s College has produced outstanding talent including Rhodes Scholars, Queensland Greats, University Medallists, First Class Honourees, and UQ Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumnus of the Year recipients.

King’s College is an equal opportunity employer and has a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. For more information about King’s College visit: https://www.kings.uq.edu.au/


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Academic & Career Development is responsible for overall strategic leadership and management of the College’s Academic and Careers Portfolio, including related staff, activities, and the daily operations of the Learning Centre. The Director is responsible for oversight of academic performance of all King’s residents and Associate Members and for assisting Collegians to develop job-ready skills and secure employment, traineeships, and/or work experience opportunities. The Director works closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Master. The Associate Director of Academic & Career Services, Resident and Non-Resident Tutors as well as other academic support staff report to the Director. The Director maintains effective relationships with students, parents, University personnel, the King’s Old Collegians’ Association (KOCA) and other relevant stakeholders. The Position Description can be found here.


Applicants for the position of Director of Academic & Career Development must have unrestricted work rights in Australia. To apply for this position, please provide the following documents to Ms Delia Eastland, Executive Officer to the CEO, via email (d.eastland@kings.uq.edu.au) or deliver application to King’s College: 

  • Current resume with 2 referees included
  • Cover Letter addressing essential selection criteria (maximum 2 pages)
  • Certified copy of University Academic Record, Degree or Certificate

All applications must be received by 5pm AEST on Monday 7 August 2023.

Please note all applicants who are shortlisted will be invited to attend an in-person interview in early August.  Zoom interviews can be arranged in exceptional circumstances.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Ms Delia Eastland on 07 3871 9613 to discuss with the Chief Executive Officer.