Dean of Graduate Research

3 days left

Bathurst / Wagga Wagga, Australia
$193,758 pa (plus allowance and 17% superannuation)
24 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Great opportunity to influence and shape graduate research
  • A chance to initiate and lead change
  • Full time opportunity within a large community minded organisation

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to 3 years), Full time
  • Level E - $193,758 pa (plus allowance and 17% superannuation)
  • Bathurst, Wagga Wagga (other locations may be considered)

As the Dean of Graduate Research you will lead, motivate, inspire and foster graduate research excellence at Charles Sturt University. You will demonstrate clear vision and a collaborative approach with a particular emphasis on development and implementation of strategy, policy and good practice related to Graduate Research management.

You will enhance the overall Higher Degree by Research experience at the University through activities such as benchmarking, providing advice on best practice, liaising with external agencies to leverage industry engagement and reviewing and revising policy and procedure to maximise performance of HDR candidates and supervisors.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification with leadership experience in an academic setting
  • High level of experience with graduate research issues along with international practices and trends
  • A record of research achievement of national and/or international standing through outstanding/distinguished contributions
  • Experience in implementing change and/or continuous improvement projects
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) encompasses PVC Research and Innovation, Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies, the three University Research Institutes, the Research Integrity Unit and the AgriPark and is responsible for a number of initiatives aligned to the University Strategy. The DVC (R), in collaboration with the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, stewards the development of collaborative connections between Charles Sturt and industry, end-users and stakeholders to strengthen and expand the research agenda. Closer strategic partnerships are sought based on the internationally competitive nature and relevance of Charles Sturt research and the opportunity to provide Higher Degree by Research students with a more comprehensive training.

The Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies is a key operational unit within the DVC (R) portfolio. The critical role of the Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies is to provide an integrated suite of high standard research administration and support services. Effective leadership of the Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies is essential to ensure excellence in research higher degree candidature management, research grants and contracts administration, research finance and commercialisation, research information management and reporting, research compliance and research policy development. These activities are undertaken through active liaison with internal and external stakeholders and a strong communication program.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQA+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Professor Michael Friend | Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation | | Ph: 6933 2285

Closing Date: 11 pm, 26 March 2023

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