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With over 50,000 students Deakin University is Australia's 8th largest university. It is a university on a strong, upward trajectory with improving research excellence and a growing international footprint. Deakin ranked 45 in the 2015 Times Higher Education top 100 universities under 50 years and ranks in the top 3 per cent of the world's universities in each of the three major global rankings.

Deakin has an entrepreneurial approach to applying research ideas that will make a difference to its communities locally, nationally and internationally. Deakin focuses on innovation and research in the four key areas:

  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Designing smarter technologies
  • Creating a sustainable world
  • Cultivating society and culture

Over the last five years, Deakin has invested heavily in research – it is ambitious for research success and optimistic about Deakin's research future.

Deakin is seeking a Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) who will provide the inspirational leadership that will further develop Deakin's distinctive and pioneering research profile, giving Deakin the step change necessary to take it to the next level.

The successful candidate will have the energy, ability and commitment to build partnerships outside the University, and the capacity to advocate for the research needs of the entire University both internally and externally.

For a confidential discussion and to receive the Information Book with the application details please contact: Julie Steiner Odgers Berndtson Executive Search on +61 2 9929 3824 or DeakinDVCR@odgersberndtson.com

The Closing date is Wednesday 16 September 2015.

Deakin University is an employer of choice for women and values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.

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