Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research

Coffs Harbour/Gold Coast/Lismore, Australia
05 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Us

Southern Cross University, ranked in the Asia-Pacific's top 100 universities and the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings for 2018), is a progressive, young and connected research university, with vibrant campuses in two states. They are in locations of extraordinary natural beauty and creativity: Coffs Harbour in the Mid North Coast and Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, while our fastest-growing campus is located adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport in southern Queensland.

We also offer degrees in Sydney and Melbourne at branch campuses and through The Hotel School in partnership with Mulpha Australia, and in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in partnership with Educo Australia. Many of our degrees are available in a dynamic online form. Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we deliver exciting, contemporary and high quality learning experiences. We also deliver degrees with collaborators in China, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.

Our growing world-class status is reinforced by our outstanding research reputation. The Excellence in Research for Australia report has ranked Southern Cross as ‘at world standard or above’ across 24 diverse research fields of global and national significance.

About the role

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) is a key strategist responsible for shaping and implementing the University's vision of excellence in research and innovation.

As a member of the executive team, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) plays a major role in Southern Cross University’s future strategic research direction and performance. The Deputy Vice Chancellor's focus is on strategic planning, capacity-building, quality assurance and evaluation, to achieve the University's research and innovation goals.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is responsible for the development and strategic enhancement of the University's research, research training, and innovation profile as well as the creation, support and advancement of local, national and international research collaborations and partnerships.

For further information

For confidential enquiries please contact Jason Sze at Perrett Laver on +61 (0)2 8354 4003 or via

To apply, please go to and quote reference number 3648.

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Applications close Monday 6th August 2018