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Academic Division

The Academic Division, led by the Provost, has key stewardship roles in academic leadership, supporting the advancement of academic and scholarly life across the University’s campuses; leading the institution in embedding the University’s Aboriginal strategy; delivery of a quality student experience; and leadership of University community and schools engagement, library, and partnerships and regional development. The Academic Division is responsible for leading the drive for academic excellence, supporting the University College and Academic Colleges, Faculties, Institutes and Schools (hereafter collectively referred to as Colleges) in recruiting, retaining and encouraging an outstanding and diverse academic community.

Supporting the University’s commitment to investing in and developing the future of our community across Tasmania, the Division oversees campuses in Launceston, Burnie and Sydney, maintaining high quality relationships with key regional stakeholders and ensuring that students on these campuses receive equivalent choice through to completion and a quality student experience irrespective of location.


As the chief academic officer of the University of Tasmania, the Provost supports the Vice-Chancellor and is responsible for overseeing the academic and student activities of the University.

The Provost is head of the Academic Division, leading the University’s teaching and learning, student experience, access, diversity and engagement-focused portfolios, and has strategic oversight of the Colleges, Schools and specialist institutes to achieve outstanding academic performance.

The Provost also has a particular focus on academic recruitment, probation, promotion and career performance.

Find out more about the Provost

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Professor Jane Long