Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

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The University of Newcastle


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Role Managed by:

Richard Weir

Associate Researcher

t: +61 (0) 2 8354 4000


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 09/08/2019

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

The University of Newcastle Australia is a dynamic and global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence and to creating a better future for its regions through a focus on innovation and real-world impact. We have a proud history of achievement and we celebrate our successes as individuals and as an institution. For over 50 years, our outstanding educators have achieved a long list of accolades and our world-class researchers are recognised for their contribution to many fields of inquiry.

We are seeking an aspirational Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation, to be a part of Vice Chancellor Alex Zelinsky’s new team that will propel his vision for the University forward and expand its reach and impact internationally. An entrepreneurial mindset and being ahead of the trends in research will be key to enacting this robust regional strategy. The opportunities for quality research partnerships are endless in the Hunter Region, with a rich mix of industry, agriculture and a well-connected growing community.

Candidates should demonstrate complex leadership experience in guiding academic performance, research agenda across a multi-stakeholder organisation and in advancing institutional excellence in a global competitive landscape. An innovative, visionary and dynamic individual capable of inspiring minds of the highest calibre, the future incumbent will bring an outstanding personal record of achievement in research and a real commitment to develop an environment that allows talent to thrive.

If you wish to discuss this role further in confidence, please contact Richard Weir at or on +61 2 8354 4015.

The deadline for applications is Friday 9th August at midnight AEST 2019.

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