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Dean - Graduate School

The University of Queensland - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) is a member of the University's Senior Executive and has responsibility for enhancing the University's performance and reputation in research, research training, and research collaboration with external stakeholders, nationally and internationally. This includes the strategic management of research at an institutional level; development of research policy; management of research strategic initiatives, and development of research collaborations in Australia and overseas. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) also interacts closely with Executive Deans and Institute Directors who have operational responsibility for research development within the University's Faculties and Institutes respectively, and chairs the University Research Committee, a committee of the Academic Board that promotes and supports research and research training within the University.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) is supported by the staff in the UQ Research and Innovation portfolio. Units within the portfolio have responsibility to support the University's research community through strategic engagement with external stakeholders, funding organisations and research partners; international collaborations; grants management; research performance data management; research higher degree management; and research ethics and integrity.

Further information be found at: www.research.uq.edu.au

UQ Graduate School

The Graduate School partners with the University’s Faculties and Institutes to offer students a superior study and research environment. The Graduate School focuses on producing excellent educational and employment outcomes for research higher degree students. This builds on UQ’s high standards of student supervision and excellent practical research training. The Graduate School provides additional support across all aspects of the UQ’s research higher degree training portfolio.

Further information on the Graduate School is available from the University’s website: graduate-school.uq.edu.au

About This Opportunity

The Dean, UQ Graduate School will provide leadership of graduate research education and strategic direction to the UQ Graduate School. The successful candidate will be responsible for attracting and investing in high quality HDR candidates aligned with UQ’s research strengths; you will leverage and build upon UQ’s position as an innovative, world class research destination with significant research impact and expertise. You will also ensure the delivery of a consistent and high quality experience for HDR candidates by enhancing educational, professional and career pathways. In addition, you will be responsible for placing UQ at the forefront of innovation and best practice in graduate research education by increasing our HDR capacity through domestic and international research and funding partnerships.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this position, you will demonstrate significant experience in academic leadership, with a specific focus on research and research training. You will have expert knowledge in HDR legislations, regulations and policies and international best practice in graduate research education, coupled with an ability to adapt this to the UQ setting. You will demonstrate success in supervising and/or managing international HDR candidates, showing a genuine passion for improving candidate experience and outcomes.

Your highly refined communication, influencing and networking skills will enable to you to bring together complex and diverse groups of stakeholders, and foster positive partnerships. Your ability to conceptualise and deliver strategic direction, will allow you to drive innovation and place UQ at the forefront of international research excellence and impact.

You will possess a PhD in a relevant discipline.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, 5-year fixed term position at Academic level E.

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful appointee.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

 513317_Dean,Graduate School_AppointmentBooklet.pdf


To discuss this role please contact: Professor Bronwyn Harch, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation: bronwyn.harch@uq.edu.au

Want to Apply?

The appointment is for a period of 5 years and is based in the UQ Graduate School at St Lucia Campus.

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified individuals. Applications must consist of the following:

  • Covering letter/Expression of interest: A 3-page document introducing yourself, highlighting the key reasons you should be considered for the role, and addressing the Selection Criteria.
  • Curriculum Vitae – An academic curriculum vitae that includes leadership responsibilities, research fields and current interests, publications, research grants awarded and, if applicable, details of teaching evaluation.


Applicants invited for interview will be required to submit a paper on their vision for the UQ Graduate School at least 24 hours prior to the interview, and may be required to make a short presentation (10 minutes) of this vision at interview.

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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