Professor and Director, John Grill Institute of Projects

Ref: 4338

University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

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Role Managed by:

Arturo Uriostegui

Research Associate

t: +61 2 8354 4027

f: +44 207 340 6201


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 22/10/2019

Formal Interview Date: w/c 2 December

Professor and Director, John Grill Institute of Projects
Faculty of Engineering

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is committed to transforming the domain of projects. It is being supported in this endeavour by one of the largest ever donations to an Australian university specifically for this purpose.

The John Grill Institute of Projects is the only entity in the world providing the full suite of research and educational offerings. It is research driven – generating both traditional academic and non-traditional research output in equal measure. External engagement is integral, not incidental, to operations. Education programs range from short courses and
corporate executive education through to undergraduate, masters’ coursework and PhD programs.
Applications are now invited for the position of Professor and Director, John Grill Institute of Projects. The successful applicant will provide intellectual leadership in the domain of projects, with preference given to those with expertise in complexities of project conception, project governance, project ecologies and project leadership.

About you

The successful applicant will have advanced organisational capability, especially the ability to draw harness and develop project related expertise beyond the institute as well as within it. The successful applicant must be able to development and deliver novel forms of education, have the ability to build new organisational arrangements within the projects sector
broadly, as well as the ability to establish and grow innovative organisational arrangements within an internationally recognised research-intensive university.

Term and remuneration

The successful applicant will be offered a full-time fixed term position for a period of up to 5 years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package.

How to apply

The University has engaged executive search firm Perrett Laver to assist with this appointment. Perrett Laver will support the selection committee to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and to assess candidates against the requirements for the role.
For an initial discussion about the role, please contact Arturo Uriostegui, Research Associate, at or on + 61 2 8354 4027. For more information and to submit your application please visit the Perrett Laver website at quoting reference 4338.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 22 October 2019

Applications will start being reviewed from this date onward and the position will remain open until successfully filled.

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The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.
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