- Full-time, fixed term contract for three years located at our Bundoora Campus
- Continue to enhance the research culture, performance and impact, and drive the commitment to research excellence
- Grow and enhance the College's research income including through innovative partnerships
About La Trobe
La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative, highly motivated, pursue new ideas and generate knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria.
The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce consists of four schools: La Trobe Law School, La Trobe Business School, the School of Education and the School of Humanities & Social Sciences.
It has a reputation for world class research and for expanding educational opportunities for students from across Australia and from around the world. Our researchers are innovative and impactful and are known for building strong relationships with our industry partners. Our graduates are well rounded and professionally trained. Employers rate them very highly for their up-to-date knowledge and skills.
The subjects we research and teach have never been more important. In an era of digital disruption and global competition, we focus on the critical knowledge and skills that no algorithm can replace and that provide strong foundations for success in employment and in civic life.
The College is the focal point for strategy and planning in teaching and research, and acts as the driver for implementation of the University's strategic plan at the operational level. The College is responsible for policy implementation, academic staffing profile, load planning, course profile, student recruitment, and quality assurance across its Schools.
About the position
The Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) is a key leadership role in the College and University. Reporting directly to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce), the APVC (Research) is one of the PVCs standing Deputies and may be called on to act as Acting PVC or Acting DVC (Research) from time-to-time. The APVC (Research) takes up their role in an institution that is committed to research excellence at the heart of its institutional strategies and in which a two-College structure provides unrivalled opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.
The APVC (Research) is responsible to the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College for the strategic leadership of the College's research, and for ensuring that the College increases the quality and volume of its research, including through major partnership activity. The appointee will be accountable for further enhancing the College's research culture, current strengths and opportunities for growth, organisational structures and external funding support, including from industry, to achieve these objectives.
As a key leader of the University's research activity, the APVC (Research) works collaboratively across the College (including with the General Manager, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Partnerships), Heads of School, Directors of Research and academics), with the College of Science, Health and Engineering (SHE) and in particular with their counterpart APVC (Research), and across central portfolios (in particular the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Industry Engagement) portfolio).
- A PhD or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the College, broadly understood, and a distinguished research record.
- A sophisticated understanding of the research environment and emerging trends, and capacity to develop and implement strategies to improve research performance, culture, impact and funding in the College.
- Demonstrated entrepreneurial skills and success in the development of research funding opportunities (including grants and contracts), industry and other partnerships.
- Experience in developing and managing successful research partnerships.
- Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, communication, management and presentation skills.
If you are looking to be part of a high performing culture that values it employees and encourages them to be innovative and excel in their discipline/research, we look forward to your application.
Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.
All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.
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How to apply
Closing date: Sunday, 28 July 2019 by 11.00pm AEST.
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