Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, Fashion and Textiles

Melbourne, Australia
Feb 20, 2019
End of advertisement period
Mar 21, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • Drive research excellence
  • Full-time, fixed-term for 3 years with underlying continuing Professor/Associate Professor position
  • Academic level D/E ($139,644-$179,880 p.a) plus 17% super, based at RMIT's Brunswick (Melbourne) campus

About RMIT

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. It is one of Australia's original tertiary institutionsn that enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.

The School of Fashion & Textiles is Australia's leading fashion school and is world renowned as a dynamic and progressive educational leader whose impact influences the future and landscape of fashion and textiles. The School offers a diverse suite of programs over the spectrum of fashion and textile practices in design, technology and merchandising which strengthens the school's ability to operate as a leading global player.

Informed by global awareness and astute knowledge of industry, the School leads in creative and entrepreneurial practices. Staff are engaged as both practitioners and researchers, and are active as fashion and textile designers, curators, business innovators and leaders of industry.

The main campus at Brunswick houses 'state of the art' facilities, including the Centre for Materials Innovation and Fashion Futures (CMIFF), design studios, enterprise hubs, advanced manufacturing and bespoke making spaces.

About the position

The Associate Dean Research and Innovation will report to the Dean of the School of Fashion and Textiles Prof Robyn Healy. This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to lead and develop the Schools research culture, strategic research objectives and environment. The aim will be to promote and deliver high impact research outcomes through strong collaboration across the University and with external global partners. You will ensure delivery of a high quality Higher Degrees by Research program and exercise academic leadership to enhance the standing of the School nationally and internationally.

As a member of the School executive team you will work collaboratively across the School to ensure the strategic objectives are met. This position has a close working relationship with the Dean and the College Deputy PVC Research & Innovation.

Skills/Experience required

As Associate Dean you will demonstrate your experience and expertise to provide research leadership and management to ultimately contribute to greater outcomes in research and integrated scholarship performance.

You will have a strong ability to think strategically and utilise your exceptional communication and negotiating skills to liaise with senior executives and external bodies. You will be a major authority within your field and provide original, innovative and distinguished contributions to the School's programs. In addition, you will bring with you a substantial record of academic, research and professional achievement in the relevant area and the capacity to advance the schools scholarly, research and professional capabilities at a national and international level.

Mandatory A completed PhD in a relevant discipline

A Working with Children check is required for this role.

To apply please click below or refer to our careers site with job reference 571146.

For further information please contact Professor Robyn Healy, Dean of School at 9925 9130 / email:

Applications close 21 March 2019.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined on the final page of the Position Description as well as attach a resume.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

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