Vice-President Research

Melbourne, Australia
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Strategic role as an integral member of the Senior Executive Team in one of Australia’s leading dual sector universities
  • Exciting opportunity to lead the University’s Research Plan 2017-2020
  • Contribute to the future success and overall financial sustainability of the University

Victoria University’s major transformation to an agile, dynamic and innovative university of Opportunity and Success saw the establishment in 2017 of VU Research, a unique innovation in Australia, which has redefined our research focus to capitalise on our strengths in applied and translational research. We are now seeking to appoint a Vice-President Research to provide inspirational leadership that positions VU as a recognised pacesetter in government, industry and community engagement and ensures that our research performance within this new framework is strengthened and lifted.

As a university based in the west of Melbourne, Victoria University is committed to championing its heartland and uplifting communities. It is well placed to play a leadership role in reconceptualising tertiary education to meet the emerging and future needs of our students, businesses and the community.

Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor and President, the Vice-President Research will have significant authority to allocate resources to drive strategic decisions around both research and research training, continuing to build on our existing successful research partnerships and identifying opportunities for the development of new research collaborations.

The ideal candidate will have an impressive track record of achievement both as a researcher of international repute and in successfully building and nurturing high performing teams. We are seeking an accomplished, forward thinking leader and manager with a comprehensive knowledge of the university sector and a commitment to the type of impactful research which  benefits the society in which we live.

Further information about VU Research can be accessed via the following link;

For an information package and a confidential discussion, please contact Kim Lew at (southern hemisphere) or Sean Gillen at  (northern hemisphere).

Applications to Debbie Dickinson at  Early applications are encouraged.

Closing date:  No later than 5.00pm on 11 November 2018

Victoria University is committed to diversity and inclusion and to achieving gender equality in senior roles and strongly encourages suitably qualified and experienced women and men to apply.