Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Sydney, Australia
19 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, with a clear vision (as articulated in the UTS 2027 strategy) to be recognised for its global impact and continue to be an inclusive public university with a strong commitment to social justice. For the fifth year running, UTS is Australia’s highest ranked young university and the 10th ranked university globally in the QS Top 50 Under 50 index. Located in central Sydney, UTS champions a distinctive model of learning, strong research performance and close engagement with industry and the professions.

UTS is seeking a new Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). At UTS, FASS provides high-quality, innovative programs of teaching and learning, research and consulting and continuing professional education to clients of wide backgrounds, both nationally and internationally in a spectrum of disciplines. The Faculty offers a range of courses from undergraduate through to doctoral studies specialising in Communication, International Studies & Education.

A member of the Faculty Executive and supervised by the Dean, the Associate Dean (Research) also has a matrix relationship with the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research). Whilst collaborating with the Dean, the Associate Dean (Research) will play a key role in the development and implementation of research elements of the University strategy, ensuring collaboration across the teaching and learning/research/engagement & advancement portfolios within the Faculty. The Associate Dean (Research) will have a particular focus on driving successful HASS-STEM initiatives, promoting a culture of research excellence, and enhancing the international visibility and reputation of the Faculty’s research, including by facilitating cross-disciplinary collaborations.

The appointee will be a proven research leader with demonstrated strategic, organisational, and management skills with the vision and capability to develop and implement strategies which promote excellence and continuous improvement in research. They will demonstrate an ability to promote and support an intellectually stimulating and genuinely diverse research culture with a focus upon the context of a university of technology, building successful relationships across traditional HASS-STEM disciplinary boundaries. They will bring in-depth knowledge and understanding of the challenges and opportunities of cross-disciplinary research as well as of institutional, national, and international contexts for research, research training, research funding, and commercial activities. The Associate Dean (Research) will be appointable at Professorial level.

A detailed information package is available at quoting reference number 4315. For further information please contact Dr Timothy Gao, Research Associate on +61 2 8354 4003 or at

Closing date: Friday 25th October 2019