Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research

Perth, Australia
Mar 25, 2019
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Apr 25, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Western Australia has a long and distinguished history and an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. It is ranked within the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. UWA continues to perform strongly across all key higher education measures and remains committed to realising its ambition to be one of the world’s top 50 universities by 2050.

UWA has consolidated its place among the top 1% of the world’s research-intensive universities by a careful stewardship of its comprehensive research endeavour. Additionally, the University has recently streamlined its organisational structure to facilitate convergent research and the successful New Century Campaign has strengthened the funding base of the university.

This is an exciting opportunity for an incoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) to seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not only strengthen the position of one of the world’s best research-intensive universities, but to transition the University of Western Australia so that its research has a broad and an ever-increasing impact on the global challenges facing humanity.

The DVC Research will have an internationally excellent research reputation and a commitment to research-led education and research-based learning and be an inclusive leader who encourages ideas, initiative and innovation in others. Additionally they will possess the imagination to extend boundaries and envisage changes.

This executive leadership role will improve the quality, impact and productivity of research and research training at the University. The successful appointee will have a deep understanding of the higher education sector, the research funding environment as well as international trends relating to university research and innovation.

For further information regarding the position, in the first instance please contact the Vice-Chancellor by email on

Applications close on Thursday, 25 April 2019.

Please note: Shortlisted candidates will need to be available during the weeks commencing 20 and 27 May 2019 to participate in selection activities.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2017).