Director, Global Change Institute

Brisbane, Australia
Jan 06, 2020
End of advertisement period
Feb 05, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Queensland (UQ), ranked consistently among the world’s top universities according to several key independent rankings, has educated and worked with outstanding people for more than a century to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

The Global Change Institute (GCI) is a unique institute in Australia, with a mission to draw together expertise from across UQ, industry, government and the community to address grand challenges and build a strong Australia within a competitive global economy. UQ is committed to ensuring the impact of the GCI through investment that seeds transdisciplinary impact research networks to catalyse and broker research and innovation partnerships, and position UQ to be a thought leader in key areas of global change.

As the GCI is evolving to respond to changing external challenges and opportunities to generate substantial benefit to the economy, society and the environment, so is the role of its Director.

Working closely with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Director will be a critical integrator and synthesiser of expertise across UQ, providing leadership within and external to the University.

You will be a leading scholar and renowned practitioner of transdisciplinary research collaborations, with a track record of inspiring minds of the highest calibre. Your visionary leadership and entrepreneurial mindset should be complemented by your capability to work across sectors and disciplines, while engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders.

If you are looking for a dynamic role to lead the GCI’s transformation to a transdisciplinary, impact-focused catalyst of change then we would like to hear from you.

For confidential enquiries and to request a copy of the candidate information booklet, please contact either Janine Fitzgerald, by telephone +61 424 164 765 or email Kate Robinson, by telephone +61 409 769 560 or email reference number RF0072.

Applications close: 5 February 2020