Associate Dean, Research

Sydney, Australia
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Sydney Business School

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney Business School is one of the Asia Pacific region’s premier centres for engaged and innovative business education and research. With a highly international outlook, we have over 400 staff and more than 13,400 students (9,700 EFTSL) from diverse backgrounds enrolled in a comprehensive suite of programs including the high-profile MBA.

Building on our strong alliances with industry, government and the not-for-profit sector, the Business School is pursuing an ambitious strategic direction as a thought-leader in the development of ethical, responsible and sustainable responses to emerging global business challenges.

An integral member of the School leadership team, the Associate Dean (Research) will leverage existing initiatives and develop new ones to implement the strategy of the School and University to increase research engagement and performance. This role offers a unique opportunity to build on existing world-class research performance whilst strengthening and broadening our School’s research footprint and culture of excellence.

With the ability to contribute to both School and whole-of-University decision-making, candidates will have outstanding research credentials and the collegial leadership qualities to engage and inspire others. They will also have the energy and ambition to drive a world-class research strategy that will further enhance the reputations of our School and our people.

Term and remuneration

The successful applicant will be offered a full-time fixed term position for a period of up to 5 years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package.

How to apply

For more information on the position, faculty and University, please view the candidate brochure available on the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.Visit and search by the reference number794/0418F.

The University will be supported in the appointment process by the executive search firm Boyden. Boyden will support the selection committee to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and to assess candidates against the requirements for the role.

Your application should consist of:

  • a comprehensive academic CV detailing professional and academic qualifications, full employment history (including relevant responsibilities and achievements), along with the contact details of three referees; and
  • a brief statement (not more than 4 pages) outlining why the appointment is of interest and what you can bring to the role.

All enquiries should be directed in confidence to Alun Parry,, +61 (0)449 031 549, or to Kirsten Ludlow,, +61 2 9225 7400.  

Applications close on Monday 11 June 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will take place in August 2018 in Sydney.

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion.  We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,  people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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