Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation

Newcastle, Australia
10 Jul 2019
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09 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Newcastle Australia is a dynamic and global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and real-world impact. We have a proud history of achievement and we celebrate our successes as individuals and as an institution. For over 50 years, our outstanding educators have achieved a long list of accolades and our world-class researchers are recognised for their contribution to many fields of inquiry.

We are seeking an aspirational Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, to be a part of Vice Chancellor Alex Zelinsky’s new team that will propel his vision for the University forward and expand its reach and impact internationally. An entrepreneurial mindset and being ahead of the trends in research will be key to enacting this robust regional strategy. The opportunities for quality research partnerships are endless in the Hunter Region, with a rich mix of industry, agriculture and a well-connected growing community.

Candidates should demonstrate complex leadership experience in guiding academic performance, research agenda across a multi-stakeholder organisation and in advancing institutional excellence in a global competitive landscape. An innovative, visionary and dynamic individual capable of inspiring minds of the highest calibre, the future incumbent will bring an outstanding personal record of achievement in research and a real commitment to develop an environment that allows talent to thrive.

The University of Newcastle 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 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 4209.

The deadline for applications is Friday 9th August at midnight AEST 2019.