Director, NCSEHE

Perth, Australia
13 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Full-time, 2.5 year initial contract with the possibility of a continuing Professorial role at Curtin University
$188, 736 (ALE) plus 17% Superannuation

Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019), and is placed 20th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2019). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

Your new team

The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) is a research and policy centre funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, and based at Curtin University.

The Centre provides national leadership in student equity in higher education, connecting research, policy and practice with the purpose to inform and improve higher education participation and success for marginalised and disadvantaged people. The Centre's diverse activities focus on strengthening Australia’s research quality, capability and capacity to build a robust evidence base; and informing evidence-based policy design and implementation, and institutional best practice.

For more information see:

Your new role

As the Director, you will provide leadership and managerial support to the running of the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, and specifically to manage research, publishing and administrative functions pertaining to the operation and activities of the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education.

You will bring to the role

  • Doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline combined with recognition as a leading authority in Higher Education
  • Demonstrated leadership of integrated research activity both within and across groups in academia and/or industry
  • An outstanding on-going record of publication in high quality peer-reviewed journals or outputs in creative outlets consistent with leadership in the chosen discipline
  • Proven evidence of a world-leading research record, established international reputation and profile, significant citation indices or equivalent esteem measures to address relevant challenges and a commitment to conducting on-going research in the discipline
  • An outstanding record of obtaining research income, including nationally and internationally competitive research grants and/or fellowships relevant to the discipline
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring to academic staff in relation to their professional development and extensive experience of supervision of HDR students
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster and promote the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.

What we offer you

  • An exciting career path including:
    • a. Innovative work that will make real-world education differences
    • b. Interactions with and learnings from industry, government and academic partners
  • Highly competitive salary, with 17% superannuation
  • Convenient location in Perth – one of the world’s most liveable cities.

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What we need from you

A cover letter, a CV and you are encouraged to respond specifically to the selection criteria which can be found in the Position Description. 

Applications close: 8pm (AWST) Sunday, 14th July 2019

How to Apply: To be considered for the role, please apply via

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

At Curtin, we are committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation, diversity and social justice and aim to create an inclusive environment where our staff and students are valued and inspired. This includes a supportive recruitment process should you require any access assistance.  

Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Jessica Gibbs, School Business Manager, School of Management 
Phone:  08 9266 1335

Please only apply via the attached link.  Please do not send your resume direct to the above contact.


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time.