Faculty Research Manager - Faculty of Arts

Sydney, Australia
$112,204 – 118,506
17 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future.  Our research gains global recognition and is ranked in the Times Higher Education top 100 faculties in the Humanities and Social Sciences. With two Macquarie University research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them.  The Faculty of Arts Research Team supports academics to develop a pervasive research culture across all Departments and strengthen its research profile and productivity.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 
The Role

As the Faculty Research Manager in the Faculty of Arts, you will assist the Faculty to strengthen the research profile of the faculty by supporting our academic researchers. Reporting to the Associate Dean, Research, you will help to implement the Faculty Strategic Research Plan and lead the Faculty Research Team to achieve the strategic objectives outlined in the Plan. A key area of focus for this position is managing the Faculty's participation in the University's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) submission.

To be successful in this role, you will possess high level influencing skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience in or an understanding of academic research. Previous experience in providing detailed feedback on grant applications preferably within the tertiary education sector is highly desirable.

 Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate the requirements below in your CV and in a 1-2 page cover letter:

  • A post-graduate research degree or experience working as a researcher
  • Proven capacity to assess and provide detailed feedback on grant applications
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high level reports and detailed analysis, particularly in relation to research metrics.
  • Experience managing and coaching a team.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience building and maintaining key stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines with accuracy.

This role is open to current Macquarie University staff members only.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Position Description:  Faculty Research Manager position description

Salary Package: from $112,204 – 118,506 p.a. (Level 9), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full time, continuing position

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Catriona Mackenzie, Associate Dean, Research on catriona.mackenzie@mq.edu.au

General Role Enquiries: Alyssa Hayes, HR Consultant on alyssa.hayes@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday, 9 April 2017 at 11.55 pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.