Deputy Head of School (Research)

Job Title: Deputy Head of School (Research)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Mount Gravatt East
Salary: AUD $139,183 - $153,337 per annum
Reference: 113835
Contact Name: Jinita Dhall
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 10, 2019 05:50

Job Description

About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

Griffith Health is one of the largest and most diverse single academic Health faculties in the Australian University sector. The Health Group consists of eight schools (Allied Health Sciences, Applied Psychology, Dentistry and Oral Health, Human Services and Social Work, Medicine, Medical Science, Nursing and Midwifery, and Pharmacy) and provides an extensive array of high quality and innovative education programs ranging from the enabling biomedical and social health sciences to professional and clinical disciplines. Currently over 10,000 students and more than 700 staff work within the Health Group, as well as a network clinical training sites and practitioners who collaborate in our research and teaching.

Further information about Griffith Health and its constituent schools, research and research programs, clinics and dedicated staff can be found on the Griffith Health website at The School of Applied Psychology currently has 51 academic staff and a number of research fellows across two campuses (Gold Coast and Mount Gravatt), whose teaching and research interests span organisational, clinical, cognitive, social, developmental, forensic, health, and cognitive psychology.

The opportunity
The role of Deputy Head of School (Research) is primarily to provide strategic leadership and management across both campuses of the School in the research portfolio, build research capacity in the School; chair the School research committee, lead the development of a research strategic plan and ensure school resources for research are invested to promote high quality research outcomes.

This is a fixed term (three years), full time position as Deputy Head of School (Research), School of Applied Psychology.  An underlying continuing Professor, Level E / Assoicate Professor, Level D appointment will also be offered. 

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have evidence of a passion for applied research in psychology, counselling, and suicidology and in developing the profiles of early and mid-career researchers. In addition, you will have the ability to assist in the development of research teams that consist of cross-disciplinary collaborative partnerships to better able address research questions of importance.

You will have a strong desire to further your successful program of research by publishing research of impact, supervising PhD students to completion, and attracting significant external competitive research income.

Salary range
A salary package that includes a base Professorial salary of $179,288 per annum with a Deputy Head of School loading, and an employer superannuation contribution of 17% of base salary will be offered.

A salary package that includes a base Associate Professorial salary of $139,183 - $153,337 per annum with a Deputy Head of School loading, and an employer superannuation contribution of 17% of base salary will be offered.

Attractive salary packaging arrangements are also available.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the information package
  • A full curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, mobile and telephone number(s) and email address;
    • Names and contact details of at least three potential referees (no contact will be made without your permission)

Obtain the information pack by visiting Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the information pack.

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Professor David Neumann, Head of School, School of Applied Psychology on +61 (0) 7 5678 8307 or via email

For application queries, please contact Mrs Kerry Singh, HR Adviser on +61 (0) 7 3735 4060.

Closing date: Thursday, 14 November at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.