Matthew Flinders Fellow/Dean, Research

Mitcham, Australia
10 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Classification: Research Academic Level D or E
  • Salary Range: Research Academic Level D $$136,796 - $150,707, Research Academic Level E $176,211
  • Employment Type: Continuing, full-time
  • Position Reports to: Vice-President and Executive Dean
  • Please Direct Application Enquiries to: Professor Vanessa Lemm
  • Closing Date: 11:00 am, Monday 14 May 2018

Position Summary:

This appointment will be one of a number of strategic appointments that will contribute to the academic and research success of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in areas of strategic significance for the College and wider University, including Creative and Performing Arts; Literature and Philosophy; Social Sciences; and History and Archaeology.  This position will strengthen the College’s reputation for research excellence through innovative research and leadership and provide high quality research outputs. 

The appointee will also be expected to apply for external fellowships/funding and support and undertake new research whilst fostering a strong research culture within the College, including building strong and productive relationships with industry and other tertiary institutions. 

There is an expectation that the successful appointee will undertake the role of College Dean (Research) for the first two years of this appointment, with appropriate workload adjustments.

The Dean (Research), College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is an active researcher who provides strategic leadership to advance the pursuit of high quality academic research activity within the College, improvements in the quality and impact of that research, and the growth of international and national research collaborations in line with the University strategic plan and College targets.

As a key member of the College’s leadership team, the Dean (Research) will play a leading role in the development, delivery, maintenance and evaluation of all research activities and research higher degree programs within the College.

This will include oversight of international and national research partnerships, research training, research centres, establishing and monitoring budgets, coordinating and assisting with the commercialisation of research, assisting in securing external funding to enable cooperative research, assisting with improving publication outcomes, and contributing to the strategic management of the College.

The role will provide leadership in implementation of the University’s research policies and strategies within the College. In addition it is expected that the Dean (Research) will work collaboratively with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Vice- President and Executive Dean, senior staff in all Colleges, Professoriate, Research Program Directors, academic and administrative staff to ensure that the research endeavours of the College are managed in a manner that supports the achievement of high-quality research outcomes across the College.

Please note: Pursuant to the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed.  It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Child Related Employment Screening which is satisfactory to the University.

Information For Applicants:

You are required to provide a submission of no more than three pages, stating how your current and/or recent experience meet the requirements of the position description.