Associate Dean, Research and Innovation

Melbourne, Australia
30 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
20 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • Drive research excellence in and across the disciplines in the School of Architecture & Urban Design
  • Full-time position with a 0.6 (3 days/week) workplan allocation to the Associate Dean (3 year contract) with underlying continuing Professor/Associate Professor position *
  • $136,906 to 176,353AU plus 17% superannuation, based at RMIT's Melbourne campus

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Architecture & Urban Design is a multidisciplinary, multi-level design school undertaking scholarship in three Higher Education (HE) discipline areas: Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture and six Vocational Education (VE) discipline areas: Building Design (Architectural), Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Interior Decoration and Design, Product Design, and Visual Merchandising.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the Dean of the School, the Associate Dean, Research and Innovation is a critical leadership and management role responsible for leading and developing the School's research in order to achieve the strategic goals and performance targets of the School; developing the School's research culture and environment; delivering a high quality Higher Degrees by Research program which is integrated with the School's research agenda and activities; and promoting research collaboration across the University and with external partners to deliver high impact research outcomes.

The Associate Dean is a member of the School executive team and will work collaboratively with all members of the management team and staff across the school to ensure the School achieves its strategic objectives.

Skills & Experience Required

To be successful in the role you will possess strong leadership skills and experience in initiating, leading and managing academic teams and projects in a collegiate environment to deliver strategic research objectives. You will bring with you a well-developed understanding of research excellence metrics and priorities relevant to the school and its external competitive, disciplinary and partnership environment as well as budget management, quality management, and good governance.

The School will value your capacity to think strategically based on organisational priorities and objectives whilst displaying a high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills. These skills will be required for your interactions with senior executives and external bodies and your involvement with cross disciplinary and cross-sectoral teams. Your leadership and knowledge, and your capacity to think strategically and to act tactically to build research excellence based on organisational priorities and objectives, along with your substantial academic, research and relevant professional achievement will contribute to the overall standing of the School both nationally and internationally.

Mandatory A PhD combined with knowledge and achievements that meet the professorial criteria.

A Working with Children check is required for this role.

To Apply

For further information please see our careers page and search via job# 558866 or contact the Dean of School, Professor Martyn Hook via email

* Please note that your substantive Associate Professor/Professor position will be assessed in line with your skills and experience. A position description for the substantive role will be available upon request.

Applications close 11:55pm on Sunday 20 May 2018

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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