UNE SMART Region Incubator Entrepreneur in Residence

Armidale, Australia
Wednesday, 15 January 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

UNE Business School

  • 12 months Fixed term to 27 January 2021, part-time 0.5
  • $ 96,631 to $114,524 per annum (Level B)
  • 17% employer superannuation.Salary packaging options are available.
  • Applicants must have full time work rights for the term of the contract.

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law (SABL) is an innovative collaboration of scientists, researchers, and academics designed to deliver cutting-edge education and real-world learning. Join a Faculty of over 700 staff and postgraduate students with international research and active industry collaborations and partners across Asia and Africa.

The UNE SMART Region Incubator(SRI) is a Local, NSW and Commonwealth Government funded initiative to support start-ups in the New England North West region of NSW.  Founders of start-ups apply to join the SRI to grow in a friendly, focused and connected space built to join regional businesses with growth potential together with researchers, business mentors, corporate and community partners. The SRI has physical spaces in Armidale and Tamworth is currently supporting over 60 founders, bringing to market solutions for agriculture, health, the environment and creative industries.

About the role

The SRI Entrepreneur in Residence will deliver a student startup program through units of study and other forms of engagement such as hackathons and startup weekends.  The Entrepreneur in Residence will work with the SRI team to engage and support higher degree research students to explore startup opportunities.

About you

You have deep empathy for start-up founders and innovators and you know that your role is to create a focused approach to support their growth. You listen well, you know what matters to founders and what they care about. You have experience in developing a start-up or operating business and ideally have knowledge of the context of founders within a university and research environment. You are flexible and enjoy connecting with student founders, being creative and celebrating the successes and skills of others.

Skills & Experience

In this position you will actively engage with students in their learning and motivation about developing a start-up. You will also be required to design and develop subject material for online and on-campus delivery and conduct lectures, tutorials and practical classes as appropriate to start-up learning. A demonstrated ability to contribute and build a student start-up innovation ecosystem as well excellent collaborative communication and interpersonal skills are essential in the role.

Additional information

Potential applicants are encouraged to email Dr Lou Conway at mconway@une.edu.au to arrange a time to discuss this opportunity.  To find out more about the School visit our website.

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

To find out more, visit: www.armidaleregional.nsw.gov.au

Closing Date:   Midnight, Tuesday 28 January 2020

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.


Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.