Associate Dean in Research and Development

Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Australia
28 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Executive remuneration package plus generous staff benefits
  • Associate Dean role full-time, fixed term position for 3 years with an underlying ongoing Professoriate position 

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 quality education, innovative pedagogy, and learning pathways that help students achieve their potential.

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (FSET) is at the forefront of the university’s focus on developing innovative solutions to real-life problems and provides much of the research input that drives Swinburne’s research institutes. FSET is seeking to appoint an outstanding researcher to provide high-level academic leadership as their Associate Dean, Research and Development.

The Associate Dean, Research and Development will report to the Executive Dean, FSET and will be responsible for driving the faculty’s research performance and development. The appointee will drive quality and impact in research as well as oversee research supervision and training to FSET academics.

The Associate Dean will have a dotted line report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development) and will work closely with the Swinburne Research team as they work to implement the university’s Research and Innovation Strategy 2020. The Associate Dean will closely collaborate with research leaders within the faculty and across the university.

How to apply

An executive search is being undertaken by Insight Group Executive Search.  For further information, please contact Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group, by phone: +61 3 9654 3288 or email

Applications close on Wednesday 5th April, 2017.