Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

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James Cook University

Northern Queensland, Australia

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Role Managed by:

Arturo Uriostegui

Head of Research Australia

t: +61 2 8075 4601


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 08/07/2022

James Cook University (JCU) has commenced a comprehensive global search for the vacant Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research). The DVCR will oversee the entire research endeavor across the University, working not just with the Vice Chancellor, the community of researchers and the six Colleges but with key stakeholders across the community, government and industry.

JCU is the University for northern Queensland and the Tropics focused on serving the needs of its communities, delivering research that examines the key issues facing the Tropics and establishing itself as a world leader in key areas of research impacting the region. JCU aspires to expand and enhance its mission to conduct research of global standing and influence that addresses the issues of the region. With a culture of research excellence, leading research institutes such as the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, and leading research facilities such as the Daintree Rainforest Observatory and Orpheus Island Research Station, there is a strong foundation in place and an opportunity to expand the research footprint of the University to deliver research outcomes that are critical to society and the region.

For this crucial appointment JCU is seeking a highly accomplished researcher with a deep understanding of research leadership and the ability to develop an environment that allows research talent to thrive. The DVCR will possess the strategic insight and vision to understand the key areas of focus for research at JCU into the future and the investment needed to develop these areas. They will also bring the mix of selfless collegiality and institutional perspective essential for a member of the University Executive reporting to the Vice Chancellor, alongside the humility and scholarly generosity to work with research colleagues at all levels across the institution.


James Cook University will be supported in its global search for this appointment by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. If you wish to discuss this role further in confidence, please contact Arturo Uriostegui on at or on +61 (0) 2 8075 4601.  

The deadline for applications is Midnight AEST Friday 8th July.