Pro Vice Chancellor in Research Partnerships

St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
04 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships)

The University of Queensland (UQ) contributes positively to society by engaging in the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. UQ helps shape the future by bringing together and developing leaders in their fields to inspire the next generation and to advance ideas that benefit the world. UQ strives for the personal and professional success of its students, staff and alumni. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

UQ has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its teachers, its educational programs and employment outcomes for its students. Our students remain at the heart of what we do. The UQ experience –the UQ Advantage– is distinguished by a research enriched curriculum, international collaborations, industry engagement and opportunities that nurture and develop future leaders. UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, winning more national teaching excellence awards than any other in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.

The role

The newly created position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships) is responsible for ensuring a strategic approach to the stewardship of the university's research partnerships, overseeing the implementation of processes that develop and sustain research relationships in the interests of the university and its partners. It leads major research initiatives that involve industry partners; ensures technology transfer and commercialisation are attractive to inventors and to potential industry partnerships; provides oversight and development of consultancies in the interests of the university; and facilitates the take up by external parties for the university's Intellectual Property.

The person

Applicants should possess a distinguished record of research and scholarship together with a scholarly reputation of the highest quality, ideally delivered through strong engagement with industry; and/or an exceptionally well-motivated and qualified candidate with an outstanding record of providing strategic and visionary leadership in building partnerships and new ventures and maximising performance in the face of scale and complexity.


An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Information Booklet

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships).pdf


To organise a time to discuss this role with Professor Robyn Ward, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) please contact Wendy Whittington on +61 7 3365 9044 or

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