First listed on: 03 July 2019

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation


  • Support the Universities research strategy
  • Strategic leadership opportunity in Research and Innovation
  • Lead quality research income/impact projects

The Role

  • Full Time, Fixed Term (5 years)
  • Executive remuneration package in the range of $249,285 to $311,606 p.a.
  • Wagga Wagga

You will provide leadership for HDR research training, external funding, research reporting, and analysis of research performance (including Excellence in Research Australia and Engagement and Impact submissions), research innovation, business development and, where appropriate, research commercialisation.

You will be responsible for maintaining currency of policy related to research, HDR, research commercialisation (including IP), and building Charles Sturt Universitys research innovation capability and success. Essential to the role is the provision of active leadership in these areas and ongoing sector scanning and monitoring developments in government and industry.

You will build research capacity and community engagement opportunities and capitalise on the synergies between all parts of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Engagement Portfolio and across the University.

To be successful you will have:

  • A PhD and a distinguished record of research
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a university environment
  • Excellent understanding of national/international research priorities, opportunities and challenges
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of research translation, commercialisation of intellectual property and of research performance metrics across disciplines
  • Ability to promote consultative planning and decision making, to develop a sense of unity, cooperation and common purpose amongst staff, and to support organisational and cultural change as needed.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation

Charles Sturt University plays a critical role in building strong, vibrant regional communities with intellectual, economic and social capital. We work hand-in-hand with our industries and communities in teaching, research and engagement. Growing from our historical roots, we share our knowledge and expertise as a significant regional export industry and we bring strength and learning from this back to our regions.

Charles Sturt University aims to be an anchor institution in its communities and be recognised as an agent of change through impactful solution-driven research, locally, nationally and internationally. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Engagement Portfolio is integral to the delivery of initiatives within the Our Communities Focus Area of the Charles Sturt University Strategy 2022. The strategy also focuses on creating social and economic value from our campus network, including the commercialisation of research.

Charles Sturt University is a community-minded organisation with strong links to industry, government and other educational institutions. We focus our research and infrastructure to create long-term impact, locally and globally. We inspire our communities and ensure we work with them to deliver tangible benefits.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Professor Heather Cavanagh | Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Engagement) | Email | Ph: 02 6582 9375

Closing Date: 11 pm, 4 August 2019

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