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Dean of Research (UniSA Education Futures)
University of South Australia

Date Posted Feb. 20, 2020
Title Dean of Research (UniSA Education Futures)
University University of South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Department UniSA Education Futures
Application Deadline Mar. 22, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Teacher Education
    Reading/Developmental Education
    Instructional Design/Technology
    Educational Technology
    Education - General
  • Lead research innovation in education at Australia’s University of Enterprise
  • Thrive in an agile and enterprising environment that values creativity, equity and excellence
  • Executive position, based in Adelaide, South Australia

Australia’s University of Enterprise

At UniSA, we educate global professionals ready to create and inspire change, and we deliver research that is informed by end users, inspired by global challenges and opportunities, to deliver economic and social prosperity.

You’ll enjoy a dynamic and agile culture, with a "can do" attitude, which thrives on breaking new ground.

We look for those with the right knowledge, skills, creativity and team-oriented attitude. We value people who are inspired by new challenges, ask questions and propose solutions, are authentic, engaged and committed to our goals as a university.

The University is embarking on an ambitious plan, Enterprise 25, to place People, Programs and Precincts at the heart of the University’s operations. This will position UniSA as the go-to university for people who want successful global careers, as well as for industry and the professions that want to collaborate with our researchers to drive and create their own futures.

As part of this transformation, we are creating seven new Academic Units to support our Enterprise25 strategy, and enable greater focus on the quality of our teaching, research and student experience.

About UniSA Education Futures

UniSA Education Futures is a new Academic Unit focused on developing education professionals who will play a crucial role in the learning and development of children, young people and adults. UniSA Education Futures offers a range of degrees and conducts world leading research in the fields of teaching, learning sciences, education technology, literacy and languages.

About the Job

As an enterprising and dynamic institution, UniSA is recognised by governments, business, employers and the community for its commitment to research and enterprise, with above world-class research in Education, and a world-class ranking for research in Cultural Studies and Linguistics.

The Dean of Research will lead the development and delivery of the strategy for high-quality research within UniSA Education Futures; deliver research plans, activities and reporting of the research centres, concentrations and groups within the Unit and ensure continuous improvement in the quality, relevance, impact and growth of local, national and international research collaborations.

We are seeking an exceptional individual to provide high-level strategic leadership and to foster research innovation in a unique and enterprising university setting. An individual with a distinguished research profile in a discipline area that complements the research strengths and direction of UniSA Education Futures, will find the role an opportunity to shape the future direction of the research agenda and position UniSA Education Futures for the decades ahead.

The successful candidate will be a strategic and visionary leader with an outstanding record of achievement in strengthening research outcomes within an increasingly competitive international higher education environment.

Benefits on Offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions, relocation support and a range of other benefits including a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance and enviable lifestyle working and living in Adelaide.

Lodging your Application

For further information and to apply please visit the Executive Team Recruitment Website. address your cover letter for the role to Michelle De Pasquale, Manager: Talent Attraction and Recruitment. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #2285.

Applications close: 11.30pm, Sunday, 22 March 2020

UniSA recently attained Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation as part of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program to promote gender equity and diversity in STEMM in Australia. This is a significant achievement for the University and we are among the first universities in Australia to gain the accreditation.

Our commitment to SAGE aligns with our commitment to growing a diverse workforce and gaining Athena SWAN Bronze is an important first step towards achieving our E25 ambition of being a high performing, culturally enterprising organisation and attaining University wide Gold Accreditation.

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