Director, Research Services

at University of New England

Director, Research Services

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

  • 5 Year Executive Fixed-term Contract
  • 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Applicants must have full time work rights for the term of the contract.

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is responsible for a broad range of research support services for staff and postgraduate higher degree research students. The Directorate is committed to continuously expanding the University’s research effort and to enhance its research excellence, with a focus on research that is of particular significance to rural and regional communities.

About the role

Reporting to the DVCR the Director, Research Services is responsible for leading, managing and enhancing the delivery of research and research training support services to achieve the strategic goals of the University, with a focus on addressing regional issues of global significance. This is a senior leadership role, responsible for fostering positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the provision of excellent research support services.

Skills & Experience

Previous experience in research development, innovation, management and leadership and an in-depth understanding of the national research framework and funding arrangements/opportunities in Australia will be essential. In addition, the successful candidate will have senior management skills with highly refined planning, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain productive relationships.

Additional information

To discuss this opportunity, please contact Professor Heiko Daniel, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) by email

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date: 19 August 2018

Reference No: 218150

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Armidale New South Wales Australia

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