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Dean of Graduate Research

Apply now Job no: 499157
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Management

  • Key leadership role to amplify research excellence and impact for and from Tasmania  
  • Co-design and deliver high quality research training and experience 
  • Ongoing senior management opportunity based in Hobart 

Your New Role  

As a key leader of the University’s Research Division, the Dean of Graduate Research will provide strategic leadership and oversight for the recruitment, retention, and successful completion of higher degree research (HDR) candidates. 

Through co-design, collaboration and design thinking principles, the Dean of Graduate Research will advance the strategic HDR experience to be fit-for-purpose, aligned to support the University’s research model and inspired by our University Strategic Plan 2019-2024. Committed to research integrity and continuous improvement, this position will ensure high quality operational processes, mentoring and development.  

Partnering with stakeholders across the University and external research community, this role will be crucial in framing innovative and contemporary HDR programs, maintaining excellence in training and supervision and supporting outstanding HDR candidate experiences. 

About the University of Tasmania 

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. 

The Research Division provides strategic leadership of the University’s research governance and mission, aimed at embedding a strong culture of research integrity, excellence, and impact. 

What You’ll Need to Succeed 

Your deep understanding of the HDR journey and environment will include experience in supervising HDR candidates to completion and demonstrated passion for enhancing HDR candidate experiences, outcomes and support. Knowledge of international trends will be required and an ability to adapt best practices, legislation and policies relevant to HDR candidature. With demonstrated academic leadership and management experience, you will have an excellent record of research and success in producing high quality research publications and obtaining nationally competitive research grants.  

As an innovative and collaborative leader, you will have excellent interpersonal, negotiation and decision-making skills to partner with colleagues and resolve complex HDR candidature matters. Your substantial experience in bringing together diverse groups, developing new funding initiatives and articulating vision will be key to your success in delivering strategic outcomes.  

What’s on Offer 

This ongoing senior management opportunity will be based in Hobart. A competitive remuneration package will be commensurate with skills and experience, including 17% superannuation and generous relocation assistance, as required. This is a career defining role with the addition of staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation and banking.  

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive, and collaborative working environments enabling us to nurture a vital and sustainable community. 

How to Apply 

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your up-to-date resume, a 1-2 page cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and full responses to the key success criteria outlined in the candidate brochure.  

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Anthony Koutoulis, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research,      

We celebrate the strength that diversity brings. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.  

Applications close Sunday 01 October 2023, 11:55pm  

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role. 

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