Director, Research and Innovation Office (RIO)
University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is located in the heart of Australia's most vibrant multicultural city. We are Australia's leading 'young' University and in our 30-year history have catapulted into the top 200 universities globally.
A young, dynamic institution renowned for innovative and practice-oriented programs, high-impact research and deep, enduring partnerships with industry and the professions, UTS is positioning itself to become a world leader in collaborative research and a provider of professionally oriented education that delivers globally oriented graduates.
We have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding leader to define, plan and drive the development and delivery of research and innovation services at UTS.
Reporting directly to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Director will provide strategic and operational leadership to RIO, the focal point for research within the University, as we continue our drive for excellence in research and achieving beneficial societal change from our research outcomes.
Demonstrating the relationship skills necessary to develop critical partnerships, both internally and externally, key to your success will also be your ability to engage others on our journey, put in place a holistic research support infrastructure and develop a shared sense of ownership university-wide.
A mature and strong communicator, the ability to shape the dialogue around research and to take a longer term focus will ensure that challenging objectives for the future are met.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about research and have demonstrated an understanding of research management in the tertiary education sector, national and international research issues and trends, and IP and commercialisation principles.
Key leadership attributes including exceptional influencing skills, a proactive strategic leadership style and the ability to build effective teams are essential.
A detailed Candidate Information Pack is available – to obtain a copy please contact Mark Glaze or Abdul Macauley via firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting reference IRC118296
Closing Date: 7 November, 2018 at 11.59pm (AEST)
We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.