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Lincoln University
New Zealand
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 24, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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  • Develop a world class research and teaching precinct
  • Transformational leadership role
  • Located near Christchurch in New Zealand


As the longest running agriculturally based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University's story begins with farming, but it certainly doesn't end there. As New Zealand's economy diversified, so have we. Lincoln University is here to enhance and enrich lives, growing the knowledge of our students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between our land, the food produced from it and the ecosystems within it. With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres, and a range of corporate service units, Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries. Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.

This newly established Provost position is pivotal to the future growth of Lincoln University and is the primary delegate for the Vice-Chancellor. As Provost, you will provide institutional leadership for the delivery of the education and research strategy while maintaining and advancing the University’s academic position and reputation. This role is critical to the development of a world class research and teaching precinct at Lincoln University to help solve grand challenges for the land-based sector. The University is looking to transform its research and education agenda to reflect the priorities of industry, government and the wider community and the establishment of meaningful partnerships nationally and internationally will be essential to achieving these strategic goals.

Holding a PhD and as a recognised scholar, you will bring extensive senior academic leadership experience and will be able to demonstrate your understanding of the distinctiveness of a specialist land-based university. Strong insight around the future of excellence in teaching, learning and research and the organisational structures required to support this contemporary learning will be essential.  You will have strategic management and administration skills honed in a complex environment, combined with experience driving a transformational change agenda, highly developed judgement skills, strong integrity, a collaborative and courageous style and outstanding communication ability.  Leading by example and interacting successfully with a wide range of stakeholders, displaying the capacity to commit to the obligations of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and will have the energy and vision required to inspire and motivate others. 

The closing date for applications is 30 March 2022.

To apply, please go to and select ‘APPLY ONLINE’ from the menu.  Submit your cover letter and resume to Kirsten Henderson or Andrew Norton of Fisher Leadership, quoting reference LINprv0222.

For a confidential discussion please contact Kirsten Henderson (New Zealand) on 0800 605 010/ or Andrew Norton (Australia) on +61 1300 347 437/  

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