Industry Professor and Director of the Australian Centre for Business Growth

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Adelaide, Australia
10 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Lead and deliver award winning business growth programs
  • Strategic development role driving government & industry partnerships
  • Full-time, 4 year fixed term contract based in Adelaide

University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

The Australian Centre for Business Growth brings together Growth Experts to deliver structured growth programs based on a Knowledge Growth Framework, providing CEOs and their Executive teams with the knowledge they need to unlock their companies’ growth potential. AUCBG has delivered Growth Clinics to more than 950 small and medium companies from all over Australia, Growth Modules to more than 175 CEOs and their teams, and has won two international awards.

About the Job

The Industry Professor and Director is responsible for the strategic leadership, sustained growth and effective operation of the Australian Centre for Business Growth (AUCBG). Working closely with UniSA executives and senior leaders, AUCBG staff and Growth Experts, key academics and industry. The position is responsible for business development leadership and delivery of all AUCBG programs and services. It also plays a leading role in developing and fostering national and international linkages and relationships with state and federal governments, selected corporations, and small and medium companies in Australia and elsewhere.

This position will reside in our UniSA Business Academic Unit as at 6 April 2020 as part of our organisational transformation.

Skills and Experience

As a highly regarded executive with strategic leadership, commercial and business growth expertise, you will bring considerable industry experience leading, developing and securing large-scale contracts for collaborative work with government and industry.

Highly credible across both industry and academia, you will demonstrate research experience relevant to business growth and entrepreneurship with an outstanding record of achievement in company growth, innovation, entrepreneurship or commercialisation to warrant appointment at a professorial level. A PhD qualification and/or established record of research achievements is desirable.

Benefits on Offer

This position offered as an Academic Level E position, with a commensurate salary of $185,546 plus 17% superannuation and other benefits. At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance living in Adelaide, South Australia, regularly voted one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Lodging your Application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address.  Please address your cover letter for the role to Bernie Dyer, Senior Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #2309.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Wednesday 15 April 2020 ACST

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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