Academic Director, Cyber, Data and Security Research Institute

Bathurst, 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 leadership of the research institute, positioning the university at the forefront of innovation and research capability in cyber, data and security research in a regional, remote and indigenous context. A highly qualified Executive Director will assist you with strategic planning, business development, access to grants and private sector contacts.

The role

Lead the establishment of the Cyber, Data and Security Research Institute and lead the overall research performance of the institute through strategic initiatives, advanced data analysis and targeted funding programs. Further, the role will lead the research, research training, partnerships, innovation and commercialisation.

Key result areas

  • Lead a research culture of excellence in Cyber, Data and Security Research Institute
  • Position the institute at the forefront of research into cyber, data, security and ethical issues in a regional context
  • Identify, facilitate and grow partnerships for research within the university, regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Substantially grow external funding for research activities
  • Identify, facilitate, grow and leverage partnerships for research to ensure international competitiveness
  • 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 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