Associate Dean, Higher Degrees By Research

at RMIT University

  • Bundoora Campus
  • 3 year fixed term Associate Dean underpinned by continuing appointment
  • Full-Time, 50% Associate Dean & 50% Academic in relevant discipline
  • $136,906 - $176,353 p.a + 17% Superannuation

Our Organisation

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 Health and Biomedical Sciences comprises three Academic Clusters (10 Disciplines): Allied Health (Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic, Exercise Science, and Osteopathy), Applied Health (Medical Radiations, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Psychology), and Biomedical Sciences (Human Biosciences, and Laboratory Medicine). Primarily based at the RMIT Bundoora campus, the School undertakes teaching and research across 10 disciplines. Many of the School's programs utilise Work Integrated Learning as an intrinsic part of their teaching both through placements in partner industries and through the University's student led Clinic located at Bundoora's University Hill.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Associate Dean, Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) is accountable for leading, managing and promoting graduate research and research training activities within the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences. The incumbent reports to and assists the Deputy Dean, Research and Innovation by providing leadership of HDR student activities including providing advice to the School Executive Committee (SEC), implementing SEC decisions related to HDR students, evaluating student experience and addressing identified issues. The successful applicant will be accountable for achieving School HDR targets with a focus on timely completions, publications and student experience, and will have an excellent track record of research achievements and leadership in their own right. The appointee Chairs the School's HDR Subcommittee, works with the School of Graduate Research on HDR student selection and induction, manages the HDR milestone review process and other performance activities, and will identify and support at-risk HDR students.

As a member of the School Executive, the Associate Dean HDR provides leadership and direction to the School's HDR activities through influencing, facilitating, mentoring, strategy and policy development and change management.

The position focuses on developing and implementing systemic strategies, programs and technologies that enhance the academic experience and outcomes for HDR students.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to provide research leadership and expertise that will contribute to improved outcomes for HDR students and supervisors. You will also have an excellent track record of research achievement by at National (Level D) or International (Level E) standards in a research area relevant to the School, including high quality publications and external grants, as well as successful HDR supervision and completions. Furthermore, your strong knowledge and understanding of University and Government strategies and priorities in relation to research and research training will be essential to your success in this role.

To Apply

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. For further information please contact Prof Paul Gorry on +61 3 9925 7398 or to view a position description visit yourcareer.rmit.edu.au and search using job reference number 558017.

Applications close at on Sunday 27 August 2017.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

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.

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