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Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 17 Apr 2019

If you are an exceptional academic leader with a passion for world-changing and life-enriching research, this is a remarkable career opportunity.

As only Group of Eight university in South Australia, we seek a Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research) committed to excellence, and to growth of our national and international profile as a world leader in research and innovation.

The University of Adelaide is firmly established as an institution of global standing. Currently ranked 135 by Times Higher Education and 139 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, we’re consistently placed among the world’s top 1% of universities; we’ve been South Australia’s premier higher education provider throughout our 145-year history; and we remain the state’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research-intensive universities.

We proudly count among our distinguished alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 120 Fulbright Scholars and 110 Rhodes Scholars. Australia’s first female Prime Minister and Supreme Court judge were also University of Adelaide graduates.

But we’re now aiming higher. Recognising the forces of change sweeping the world, we have just released a bold new strategic plan outlining our intent to play an even more prominent global role in designing and building a better future. Naturally, a strong and growing portfolio of world-leading, high-impact research will be critical to our success—and as our new Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research) you’ll play a pivotal role in engendering and shaping it.

Reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor and President, you will be an integral member of an energetic and collegial executive team. Your leadership will drive a culture of research excellence, innovation and entrepreneurship and facilitate unprecedented levels of partnership and collaboration, throughout Australia and the world.

You’ll need a distinguished research record of your own. You will be a strong strategist and partnership builder, and be able to engage externally the with our key stakeholders. You’ll forge innovative industry, government and community partnerships; facilitate collaborative projects with the world’s most respected research institutions; and attract a culture-enriching stream of high-achieving research talent.

If you’re ready to help us change tomorrow, act today.

The University of Adelaide has partnered with Dr Rachel Lucas of RLCSearch to recruit this critical position. To find out more, please contact Dr Lucas at or phone +61 402 891 029.

Closing date: 17 April 2019

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