Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research

Brisbane, Australia
29 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
31 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Griffith University is an ambitious institution engaged in remarkable scholarship and research that contributes significantly to society. It has achieved significant growth and success and is now ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, with a vision to build upon this success and to produce research that addresses global challenges and delivers meaningful impact.

An exciting opportunity exists to join the University as the next Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) and play a leading role in ensuring that Griffith University becomes one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region. As a member of the Senior Executive team the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) will provide strategic, innovative and accountable leadership to ensure the University achieves its goals and performance targets in relation to research and research training and the delivery of world class innovation. The successful candidate will also ensure that the University is well positioned to respond strategically to new opportunities that will allow it to realise its research and innovation aspirations.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor will reflect, embody and promote Griffith University’s vision and values. We are searching for a candidate who will have the capacity to inspire others as a leader combined with an effective management style and proven capacity to work collaboratively with staff to bring about change. The successful candidate will have the ability to create a culture of innovation and collaboration locally and globally and a working environment characterised by transparent and consistent decision making. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are vital, including the ability to engage and form productive partnerships with government, industry and the community.

The incoming Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) must be a proven research leader who appreciates Griffith’s progress as a research-intensive university and who brings a vision for how to lift the University to even higher levels of research performance.

Griffith University will be supported in a global search for this appointment by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. If you wish to discuss this role further in confidence, please contact Dr Richard Weir at or on +61 2 8354 4015.

For more information and to submit your application please visit the Perrett Laver website at quoting reference 4096.

The deadline for applications is Friday 31 May 2019.