Sub Dean, Resident & Academic Assistant positions 2020

Sub-Dean (Students)

Women’s College is seeking to appoint a new Sub-Dean (Students) for 2020. The Sub-Dean is a full-time, residential contract position at the College. The role encompasses student care, events, co-curricular and Affiliate program oversight, as well as responsibility for the team of Resident Assistants.

The Sub-Dean (Students) reports to the Principal.

Full requirements and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the Position Description.

For questions on salary and the role, please contact the Vice Principal T: 9517 5005.

Applications for the role of Sub-Dean (Students) should contain a CV and covering letter, and should be send to the Principal, Dr Amanda Bell AM, C/o Mary McGuirk: by 5pm on Wednesday 18 September 2019.

Academic Assistants

Each year Women’s College employs a team of six or more Academic Assistants who are resident at College. The Academic Assistant (AA) program was introduced in 2014 to maximise the academic outcomes for College freshers. The AA team consists of senior students who are resident at College and in the third year of their degree or above. The Academic Assistants are a key part of the student leadership at the College, providing vital academic support to first year students (“freshers”) as they transition from secondary education to university study, and to students at academic risk. Each Academic Assistant will have responsibility for a small group of approximately 10-15 freshers for whom they will provide study and organisational skills, academic care and intellectual leadership.

Academic Assistants report to the Dean of College, Natalie Smith.

Required skills

  • An exemplary academic record with a minimum distinction average or equivalent
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and effectiveness
  • Demonstrated high level administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to deliver weekly tutorials in a subject area pertinent to the academic life of the College.
  • A desire to assist younger students to understand and adjust to university life and academic work.

Download the Academic Assistant Position Description.

Candidates are required to submit:

  • a covering letter
  • academic transcripts

Applications for 2018 Academic Assistants are now open. Applications will close on Friday 18 October at 5pm. Please submit applications to The Dean of College, Natalie Smith via email:

Resident Assistants

Applications are now open for thirteen Resident Assistant positions at Women’s College in 2020. The Resident Assistant team provides pastoral support for all of the students within College. In addition to being part-time employees of the College, they are members of the student leadership team. Applicants must have completed, or are commencing in 2020, their third year of University studies and are enrolled as full-time students of the University of Sydney.

For selection criteria, and further information on the positions, see the position descriptions below.

Resident Assistant Position Description

Referee Report form

Candidates are required to submit:

  • a covering letter addressing the selection criteria
  • academic transcripts
  • 2 completed referee forms

Applications for these positions will close Friday 18 October at 5pm. Please submit applications to The Principal, Dr Amanda Bell, c/o the Sub-Dean of Students.

For further information on these positions contact the Sub-Dean of Students, Kate Armstrong on +61 436 667 870 or email