Professor/Deputy Director, Enterprise

Melbourne, Australia
25 Aug 2017
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01 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

The University

The Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) is one of the leading interdisciplinary research and education institutes for sustainable development around the globe. Driven to find real solutions to some of the world’s most significant challenges, MSDI brings together Monash University’s leading researchers to focus on large scale interdisciplinary projects such as environmental wellbeing, social inclusion and a more sustainable future. Collaborating with major institutions including Stanford, Emory, the UN and the Asian Development Bank, MSDI has grown rapidly in recent years driven by increases in grant income and philanthropy.

The opportunity

As an academic member of the MSDI executive team, the successful candidate will lead the Institute’s impact and engagement strategy increasing the relevance and use of MSDI’s research and education agenda. Working in a high performing and engaged Institute, across government, industry and society, this role is focused on maximising the value of MSDI’s partnerships and networks to increase the uptake and utilisation of research and education in policy and practice.

The role has a translational focus, and the Professor and Deputy Director needs to be able to build on a strong existing engagement capability to develop an enterprise-wide strategic approach. It will also lead the Institute’s program of endowments.

Successful candidates could possess a background in either the physical or social sciences and should demonstrate energy, commitment and a proven interdisciplinary focus.


For a confidential discussion please contact Bill Kett or Brad Beumer at Heidrick & Struggles on +61 3 9012 3049

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Position Description

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Closing Date

Sunday 1 October 2017, 11.55pm AEST

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