Director, The Australian Alliance for Social Enterprise, TAASE, Level D/E

Adelaide, Australia
04 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Associate Research Professor / Research Professor
  • Full-time, five (5) year fixed term contract based in the School of Commerce at City West campus
  • Opportunity to lead new research alliance

About the Job

The University of South Australia has recently established The Australian Alliance for Social Enterprise (TAASE) that delivers research and learning outcomes which have a broad application across issues of social equity, social inclusion and social service and is located within the School of Commerce, UniSA Business School. TAASE’s research agenda is driven by and for community sector partners, on behalf of their clients and the communities within which they work.

The Director: The Australian Alliance for Social Enterprise (TAASE) will provide strategic leadership to TAASE and be accountable for its performance. As the successful candidate you shall exemplify an outstanding level of performance and will continue to make major and innovative contributions to research which are recognised nationally and/or internationally. 

Skills and Experience

To be successful you will have a PhD qualification in a relevant discipline, a distinguished track record of high quality publications and an outstanding record of achievement in the field of Social Services or a related discipline relevant to the research strengths of TAASE. Your capacity to lead others in academic research projects, experience in leading a research alliance and evidence of key stakeholder relationships across government and non-government organisations is critical to your success, as is your achievements in research income from a diverse range of sources.

The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience. Please review the application for the level of skills required. 

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on Offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your Application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address depending on the level you wish to apply at. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact Miranda McDonald, Senior Recruitment Consultant in the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #1275.

Applications close: 9.00am 6 August 2018

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