Academic Director, Rural Health Research Institute

Orange, Australia
Friday, 9 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 1 August 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Academic Director will be responsible for leading the research institute focused on rural health. It follows the establishment of the Doctor of Medicine at Charles Sturt University in collaboration with Western Sydney University. The institute will lead research on regional, remote and First Nations health. A highly qualified Executive Director will assist you with strategic planning, business development, access to grants and private sector contacts.

The role

Lead and deliver the Rural Health Research Institute positioning the university at the forefront of innovation and research capability in rural health. Additionally, the Academic Director will act as an advocate on rural health issues within the region, the state, the nation and internationally, and lead the overall research performance of the institute through strategic initiatives, advanced data analysis and targeted funding programs.

Key result areas

  • Lead a research culture of excellence in the Rural Health Research Institute
  • Position the institute at the forefront of health and medical innovation
  • Develop and execute a vision and ambitious strategic plan for the institute
  • Substantially grow external funding for research activities
  • Work collaboratively with the health and broader community to improve rural and regional health outcomes
  • Lead and develop a high performing research team that is collegial, ethical and world-leading

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

Charles Sturt University, Australia's largest regionally-based university, is embarking on a period of transformational change, arguably the most significant in its history.

The university's 2030 Strategy will continue to be guided by the Wiradjuri phrase, 'Yindyamarra Winhanganha - creating a world worth living in.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member of the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Application Requirements

Charles Sturt is partnering with Pacific Search Partners to undertake an international search. Applicants are expected to contact the advising consultants to submit an application and discuss the opportunity further in confidence.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the Position Description and by contacting:

René Johnston or James Lazarus | Advising Consultants, Pacific Search Partners | | Ph: +61 3 9631 1500

Closing Date: 11 pm, 1 August 2021