Director, Researcher Development and Associate Professor

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
06 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

This role presents a fantastic opportunity for a seasoned academic to give back to the research community at UTS by developing, coordinating and delivering a suite of impactful researcher development programs to effect change in our research culture.

About the Role

Reporting into Professor Lori Lockyer this position will see you playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of researcher development initiatives at the University.  This is a solid opportunity to give back to the academy and build upon other already successful innovations such as the UTS-Industry Doctorate Program

You will see yourself as a visionary in regard to what the future state of researcher development could look like at UTS.  A born organiser, you will be able to embed strategies in a proactive manner and engage with a wide range of stakeholders across all faculties and units 

About the School

The Graduate Research School is a centrally run academic unit, which is responsible for providing strategic leadership, innovation and excellence in research training across the University. The School is central to meeting to goals of the UTS Research Strategy and our aim is to produce the next generation of the research workforce to lead in industry, academia and professions and to become known as the destination for training for research careers in industry. The School works to achieve this collaboratively with faculties and other central units across UTS.

To be the successful candidate you will have:

  • a doctoral qualification in a relevant field
  • the ability to assume a team leadership role and manage cross-university researcher development initiatives
  • an understanding of various approaches to supporting the development of researchers across academic levels and positions, including research students, doctoral supervisors as well as early and mid-career researchers
  • an awareness of potential career paths for research graduates and how to support them
  • experience in leading, developing, delivering and evaluating researcher development programs or activities aimed at research students, early and mid-career researchers, and research student supervisors
  • experience in designing, teaching and coordinating modules or subjects in postgraduate degree programs across a range of modes (e.g. online, face to face).

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $142,116 to $151,341 pa (Level D) – from 1 November 2016 $144,248 to $153,611 pa

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres and generous parental leave.

This appointment is offered on a continuing, full-time basis.

Please note, this role was formerly advertised as a fixed term contract.

How To Apply

To access the full Position Description for IRC86290 and instructions on how to apply, please click the apply button to be taken to UTS’s Careers page.

Specific enquiries on the role may be directed to Professor Lori Lockyer, via email at

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  Monday 28th November 2016 at 11.59pm (AEST)

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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