First listed on: 04 June 2024

Research Director



Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT) is a leading Private institute of Higher Education with campuses in Melbourne and Sydney.  We provide IT, Networking, Data Analytics, Business, Accounting and Engineering (Telecommunications) programs, at Bachelor and Master degree levels, to Australian and International students.  With a vision to proactively develop innovative educational programs to meet industry needs, the Institute has recently introduced research degrees.


The Research Director will provide leadership in the strategic evolution of the research culture at the Institute which includes the provisioning of appropriate infrastructure, academic and administrative resources and effective academic and industry networks to meet quality standards in accordance with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The appointee will direct the academic research and research training activities at the Institute and demonstrate outstanding performance and pre-eminence as a scholar of international standing as measured by indictors of activity, engagement, and quality and impact in accordance with the Institute’s academic performance framework. Reporting to the Executive Dean, The Director of Research is expected to meet or surpass the benchmarks of academic performance and demonstrate leadership in maintaining a stimulating, collegial and well-managed academic environment for the Institute.

Part-time role (0.6 FTE / 3 days a week)

This position requires a presence on campus to facilitate effective engagement with both staff and students, and as such, hybrid or work-from-home arrangements are not possible.


  • A doctorate in a relevant discipline is mandatory 
  • Prior experience as a Level E - Professor, or a minimum of five years as a Level D - Associate Professor
  • Prior significant experience in administering or coordinating courses at Masters or PhD levels
  • Achievement of national, and preferably international, eminence in an academic field relevant to the position, with:
    • demonstrated continuing involvement in learning and teaching and other forms of scholarship, and
    • demonstrated sustained active engagement and outstanding achievement in academic and administrative leadership in their discipline
  • Extensive publications in leading national and international journals and conference proceedings 
  • Extensive supervision experience in research courses with evidence of innovation and effectiveness in student learning
  • Demonstrated evidence of academic leadership and successful teamwork
  • Demonstrated evidence of mentoring and management of academic staff 
  • Successful competitive research grants
  • Experience in working with TEQSA and professional societies in accreditation of degree programs desirable. 


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To be considered for this role, applicants must 

  • Address the position requirements
  • Provide an updated resume 

Applications close Sunday, 30 June 2024

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This role is an on-campus, 0.6 FTE role. 

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