Permanent
Melbourne
Close Date: 09/03/2020
REF: SWIdvr0120
Applications for this listing are closed

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise)

Permanent
Melbourne
Close Date: 09/03/2020
REF: SWIdvr0120
  • Build on a culture of great achievement and tremendous ambition
  • Outstanding opportunity for an inspiring, strategic research leader
  • Drive innovation and industry engagement

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) holds overall responsibility for leading our research strategy to enable Swinburne to achieve its 2025 vision.  The DVC (R&E) will capitalise on significant investment in research infrastructure and build interdisciplinary research across institutes in Data Science, Health Innovation, Smart Cities, Social Innovation and Manufacturing Futures.  The role incorporates leadership of the Advancement portfolio, enabling philanthropic opportunities aligned with our research strategy.

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and as a key member of the Executive Team, you will be an accomplished academic or research leader with strong industry and government connections and an impressive research track record.

Your proven success in establishing productive and meaningful engagement with industry will be critical, as will your interest in Industry 4.0 and design thinking.  With highly
effective communication skills and well-developed people management ability, the new DVC (R&E) will bring gravitas and credibility to represent the University internationally and build credible relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

This is a tremendous opportunity to build on Swinburne’s success and to provide ongoing, innovative leadership in research.  We value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the University’s overall success.

The University

Swinburne University of Technology has an established reputation for being a connected, industry and community engaged university, delivering real outcomes for its students and partners.  Graduates are entrepreneurial in outlook, prepared for the career challenges of the 21st century.  Partnerships with industry facilitate an innovation ecosystem that advances impactful research and forges pathways for students.

The University is placed in the top 400 universities in the world by the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the QS World University Rankings (2019) and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2019).  The most recent Excellence in Research for Australia assessment recognised Swinburne for producing world-leading research in 12 narrow discipline areas and four broad fields.

For more details, please click here, or for information about Swinburne, visit: swinburne.edu.au.

To apply: please click on ‘Apply now’, quoting reference SWIdvr0120, or forward your cover letter and detailed resume to swinburnedvc@fisherleadership.com, quoting SWIdvr0120 and addressing your cover letter and resume to Jo Fisher or Sharyn Gowans; or call +61 1300 347 437 for a confidential discussion.

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