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Research Programme Director

Perth, Australia
Closing date
7 Apr 2023

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  • Competitive salary package
  • Collaborative and supportive environment
  • Unique opportunity to establish and lead NCSEHE's Research Programme

Job Reference: 1029268

As the Research Programme Director, you will be working closely with the NCSEHE Director and will be primarily responsible for leading the development, successful execution, and monitoring of the delivery outcomes of the NCSEHE Strategic Research Priorities Plan. 

This includes proactively and effectively consulting with stakeholders across operational functions of the NCSEHE and research-relevant spheres to ensure the smooth transition towards trialling, evaluating, implementing, and monitoring policies and interventions, with considerations for existing resources and research projects. You will enable the translation and communication of equity research outcomes to the broader higher education sector to promote the development of evidence-based policy and institutional good practice.

Through your leadership and integrated research experience, you will build and maintain collaborative partnerships with senior executives, government and funding bodies, as well as develop a network of adjunct researchers and partners to promulgate the Centre’s reputation for excellence, independence, and integrity in research output while maximising the research projects best possible outcomes.

We are looking for someone with…

  • A doctoral qualification with an outstanding record of publication on equity-relevant issues, in high-quality peer-reviewed journals or outputs in creative outlets.
  • A strong track record of leading and managing research projects, including experience in project design and implementation.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with senior academic management and governance.
  • Demonstrated managerial expertise at a research institute, department, or faculty level.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster and promote the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and interact with students and staff with cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated experience in communicating research to policy makers and in translating research into practical outcomes.
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder research institutions with a public or private interface – Desirable.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor John Phillimore, Interim Director, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE), on 08 9266 5951.

About us

The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) has established a national reputation and influence in providing leadership and facilitating research in student equity across the Australian Higher Education sector. The Centre connects research, policy, and practice to increase the successful participation of disadvantaged and marginalised groups in Higher Education. The NCSEHE’s diverse activities focus on strengthening Australia’s research quality, capability, and capacity. Through sustained ongoing collaborations, the Centre also focuses on building the evidence base and leadership capacity to provide informed advice to policy stakeholders, decision-makers, and practitioners alike.

Our staff are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide Australia and the world with quality graduates and innovative research.

Our vibrant campus includes a gym, childcare, a medical centre, an art gallery, endless food options including a full-range grocer, beautiful gardens, end-of-trip facilities, accessible parking and excellent public transport connections.

We offer generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and well-being, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

Regardless of who you are or where you come from, you will find Curtin to be a friendly place where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are a part of everyday life.

For more information about our university, please visit

Join us!

Please provide a cover letter and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role. 

To view a copy of our Candidate Brochure, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

Applications close: Friday 7th April 2023, 9.00 pm AWST

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, and undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. 

You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

Please note that we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.


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