SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Associate Dean in Research and Development

Location
Hawthorn, Boroondara, Australia
Posted
07 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2016
Ref
S160395
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • Highly sought after opportunities at an internationally recognised research intensive university
  • Integral leadership roles within the Faculty of Business & Law and the Faculty of Health, Arts & Design, based at Hawthorn campus, Melbourne
  • Associate Dean appointments, fixed term for 3 years, underpinned by an ongoing Associate Professor / Professor position
  • Attractive remuneration package (inclusive of 17% superannuation) plus 20% loading for the Associate Dean role

Swinburne University of Technology is one of the world’s top 500 universities in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities. This reflects the organisation’s strong commitment to research excellence, quality education, innovative pedagogy, and learning pathways that help students to achieve their potential. Swinburne is committed to world leading research with impact and has invested heavily in staff and state of the art laboratory facilities and infrastructure.

The University has embarked on an ambitious growth strategy, and each of the above Faculties is seeking to appoint an Associate Dean (Research and Development) to develop and implement strategies relating to research and innovation within the Faculty and ensure alignment with the University’s strategic direction to be Australia’s leading University in select areas of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The Associate Dean (Research and Development) will be responsible for providing high-level academic leadership to drive the Faculty’s research performance and development, and improve quality and impact in research, research supervision and research training.

The appointees will demonstrate outstanding academic leadership and have a research track record in a field relevant to the Faculty. The appointees will have experience in leading and managing research for growth, quality and impact, and will possess a collegial style.

Reporting to the Executive Dean, and as a member of the Faculty Executive, the Associate Dean (R&D) is a member of the higher education leadership team.

Note: The Associate Dean appointment is fixed term role for 3 years, underpinned by an ongoing Associate Professor / Professor position. At the end of the fixed term appointment, the term can be extended based on successful performance and upon agreement.

Skills and experience required
The appointees will demonstrate outstanding academic leadership and have a research track record in a field relevant to each Faculty. The appointees will have experience in leading and managing research for growth, quality and impact, and will possess a collegial style. The appointees will also have demonstrated experience of successful external engagement and research collaborations with industry and community or non-for-profit organisations.
A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position descriptions at the relevant Academic level of Associate Professor or Professor.

Benefits
At Swinburne we recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available. You will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study fee reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual travel cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/jobs/why-work-at-swinburne/

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision to be Australia’s leading university of science, technology and innovation.

How to apply
To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Ny Sok (Recruitment Adviser) on telephone +61 3 9214 8751 or email: nsok@swin.edu.au 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position numbers: 30674, 30718
Applications close at 5pm, Monday 31 October