Associate Dean, Research & Innovation

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Full-Time, Continuing Position

  • Salary Academic Level D/E  + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the Bundoora campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University. 


About You 

The Associate Dean, Research & Innovation is responsible for: 

  • leading and developing the School’s research in order to achieve the strategic goals and performance targets of the School 

  • developing the School’s research culture and environment and promoting research collaboration across the University and with external partners to deliver high impact research outcomes

  • delivering a high quality Higher Degrees by Research program which is integrated with the School’s research agenda and activities.  


The Associate Dean, Research & Innovation is a member of the School executive team and will work collaboratively with all members of the management team and staff across the school to ensure the School achieves its strategic objectives.  The position has a close working relationship with the College Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research & Innovation. 

The time fraction for the leadership component of the role will be determined in line with the applicable workload allocation model. 


 To be successful in this position, you’ll have as a minimum:  


  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in providing research leadership and management that contributes to improved outcomes in research and integrated scholarship performance 

  • Demonstrated capacity to think strategically and to act tactically based on organisational priorities and objectives 

  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to liaise with senior executives and external bodies

  • Demonstrated understanding of financial management, research management and good governance in a University context

  • Substantial record of academic, research and professional achievement in an area relevant to the discipline, and the capacity to exercise academic leadership to enhance the standing of the School nationally and internationally

  • Demonstrated strong commitment to key College strategic priorities including: praxis (integrated, practice-led, industry-engaged, teaching and research); and cross-disciplinary academic collaboration which delivers meaningful outcomes for our students and external stakeholders 


Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check. 



About the School within the College of Design and Social Context 


School of Education 

The School of Education is one school within the College of Design and Social Context and offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in education, pre-service teacher education, early childhood education, educational research, professional learning and short courses. 

The School is committed to teaching, research and engagement that improves the quality of education, work and life for people and systems in formal and informal settings. Collaborating with a variety of partners, we strive to co-create teaching, learning and professional development experiences that are engaging, industry responsive and evidence-informed. The school’s research is innovative, with academic staff and HDR students employing a variety of traditional and cutting-edge methods and theories that contribute to our understanding of education in domestic and international education settings. We examine important educational issues, and work to contribute new insights that will advance equity, excellence and efficiency that benefits individuals and educational organisations in the spirit of reconciliation.  



To Apply  

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below.  


For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact  



Applications close on 12th February at 11.59pm.  

Applications Close:
12 Feb 2023 11.59 pm

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 and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.  

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.


Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak here .

We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant. 

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