Deputy Dean, Graduate Research School

Sydney, Australia
Competitive remuneration package, including an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation
14 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

UTS - DVC Research, Graduate Research School

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is located at the heart of Sydney’s creative and digital precinct.  Our culturally diverse campus life and vibrant international exchange study and research programs prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future. UTS is a top-rated university in Australia for research impact, with a reputation for research excellence. Our distinctive research is known for delivering real-world outcomes, deep and enduring partnerships with industry and the professions, and impact in our communities and across our society. We are Australia's top 'young' University, most recently ranked eighth globally in the 2022 THE Young University Rankings.

About the role

A key member of the Research Division leadership team, as Deputy Dean you will work closely with the Dean and the Graduate Research School (GRS) leadership team. Key focus areas for the role include:

  • Advancement and strategic positioning and delivery of the UTS HDR portfolio.
  • Promoting innovation and excellence, enhancing the student experience and training.
  • Deliver UTS’s Research Strategy, pertaining to Graduate Research Student experience and training.
  • Being a member of the UTS HDR School Board, and where required, representing the Dean/GRS on other UTS committees.
  • The delivery of quality academic outcomes, and high impact research and external engagement.
  • Contribute to program design and review.

You will be a confident leader who fosters a collaborative and professional environment, ensuring we achieve our strategic objectives. 

About you

  • PhD or an equivalent
  • Exceptional experience in leading, developing and implementing researcher development, training programs and technology.
  • Excellent tertiary academic leadership experience, including teaching and learning, research, external engagement, policy development and implementation.
  • A strong background in influencing and relationship building.
  • A successful and creative approach in delivering and implementing strategy and initiatives.
  • A demonstrated track record in implementing and driving change.
  • Proven experience in research collaborations and partnerships with government, industry and community groups.

Your experience may have been acquired from roles such as Director, Deputy Director or Centre Director, however, most importantly you will be able to demonstrate previous leadership of a portfolio of activity.

For additional information about Deputy Dean role, please refer to the attached Position Statement.


A competitive remuneration package, including an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation, will be on offer to the successful candidate.

How To Apply

In addition to your resume and cover letter, you are required to address the selection criteria (found on page 6 of the Position Description) in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria​.   

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  If you are a current UTS staff member, for help on how to apply through NEO please click here.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes the relevant reference number IRC235462 and your name.

General enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Pam Price in the UTS Recruitment Team at

Closing Date: Monday 27th March 2023 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have valid work rights in Australia


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UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we were among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.