Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Enterprise

Adelaide, Australia
12 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Senior staff position
  • Full-time, 5 year fixed term contract
  • Attractive salary package

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is considered one of the world’s best young universities by the major rankings agencies THE and QS; it is currently ranked as Australia’s number one university for industry research income and was recently ranked number one in Australia for the impact and engagement of its research.

UniSA is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its teaching and learning and its strong and engaged research which is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise is a key member of the senior executive team. The position is accountable for the University’s research agenda, research quality, impact and productivity, and leads a culture of enterprise, innovation and end-user collaboration. It provides a focal point for UniSA’s research engagement and reputation and drives the global reach of its research.

The role calls for an accomplished researcher with a proven track record of building partnerships and engaging with industry. A strategic thinker and institutional team player, the successful candidate will possess demonstrable ability to lead a world class research culture, building on UniSA’s existing highly regarded research capability and strengths. Political astuteness and the skills to lead effectively through influence, partnership and persuasion are also key.

The role provides a first-class opportunity to join an agile, progressive and enterprising university. A competitive remuneration package is on offer.

For a confidential discussion, contact Bill Kett or Brad Beumer at Heidrick & Struggles on +61 3 9012 3049. To obtain an information pack or to apply, please email by Friday 19 July 2019.