First listed on: 17 May 2023

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable and exciting cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow, and endeavours to undertake excellent research that delivers global impact.

About the Research Office

UTS is one of Australia’s leading research universities and is a member of the Australian Technology Network.

The Research Office is a key central unit within the portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and enables research activities across UTS in partnership with faculty research offices and other support units. The Research Office’s responsibilities include developing researchers, identifying and applying for research funding, post-award grant management, research contracts, research stewardship, ethics, integrity, research risk management, IP management, translation, commercialisation, business development, industry partnerships and research data intelligence.

About the role

As the Deputy Director, you will have a critical role in leading the Research Office and supporting the UTS2027 Strategy. Reporting to and working closely with the Director, you will have responsibility for the operational effectiveness of the office. Whilst resources are distributed across several teams within the Research Office, you will ensure that these teams are able to integrate and collaborate effectively to deliver the Research Office functions to academic and professional staff colleagues. You will also take responsibility for monitoring and supporting cross-team collaboration and activities such as workplace health and safety, health and wellbeing, professional development and career planning.

As part of your role, you will lead the research grants and ARC/NHMRC postaward teams and the Research Excellence Support Hub (RESHub) – and online and physical space for collaboration and support for researchers.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will display strong leadership and management experience within a higher education or research setting. You will be a highly motivated and passionate individual who strives to implement continuous improvement and culture change in a dynamic and evolving environment whilst also developing people to their fullest potential.

For the full list of selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Description from the UTS website.

Remuneration & Benefits

A competitive remuneration package based on skills and experience, with an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation will be on offer to the successful candidate.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit

1. Your current resume, and;
2. A cover letter that outlines your interest in this role and explains your suitability based on the selection criteria stated in the Position Description

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. 

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC245205 and your name.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at

Closing Date: Tuesday 13 June 2023 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia

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