Position Academic Chair of Graduate Research Training and
Position Number 2658A01 Level/ Classification: Level B
Reports to Head of Graduate Research Training and Education
Unit Graduate Research School
Directorate Research and Innovation
Positions Supervised Nil
The key purpose of this role will be to work collectively with the Head of Graduate Research
Training and Education to deliver HDR training (Kaadadjiny program) and HDR specific course
content for the Graduate Research School. This role will also assist in the development of new
HDR training and course materials as needed and in consultation with the Dean and Head of
Graduate Research Training and Education.
About Murdoch University
Murdoch University helps people discover how to make a difference, through education and
research endeavour, and remains one of the most inclusive universities in the country,
providing students with quality education and recognised academic standing within an
engaging and caring environment. We are a university for all, irrespective of background and
social standing with a focus on social equity, self-direction and freedom of thought and belief.
With strong links to government, business and the community, Murdoch University helps
people discover how to make a difference. We are a young, innovative, and enterprising
university with more than 23,000 students and 1,700 staff across Perth, Singapore, and
Dubai. We are committed to high quality education, innovative research, and strong
community engagement both locally and Domestically.
Our Strategic Plan and Future Horizon 2017-2027 outlines an ambitious blueprint for
development and growth, with a focus on one purpose: to be a creative force for current and
We are clear about our two core goals: to educate free thinkers who thrive in society and are
sought after by employers; and, to provide life changing solutions for the world’s big
challenges through our outstanding translational research and innovative practice.
About the Work Area
The Murdoch University School of Graduate Research was formalized in 2021 to provide
excellence in the areas of HDR candidacy management, finance, recruitment and engagement
and education and training. The overall vision for the Graduate School is to enhance the
quality of graduate research and the research experience for all Higher Degree by Research
Candidates and increase the internal and external status and recognition of research
candidates and graduate research training at Murdoch University. Members of the Graduate
School will work together with HDR candidates, Academic and Professional Staff at Murdoch
University to help achieve this vision and promote excellence within the sector.
PVC R & I
Business Manager of Administrative Head of Graduate
Manager Candidacy Officer Research Training
Research Academic Chair of
Support Officers Graduate Research
Key Responsibilities / Duties
1. Delivery of education and training content within the Kaadadjiny HDR training program
commensurate with expertise
2. Work with the Dean, Head of Graduate Research Education and Training, and College
Deans of Research to deliver content within HDR specific courses including the
Accelerated Research Masters with Training.
3. In consultation with the Dean and Head of Graduate Research Education and Training,
coordinate GRO501 (Research Methods), GRO602 (Research Impact) and GRO604
(Research Experience) within the Accelerated Research Masters with Training course.
4. Demonstrate and maintain a level of research scholarship consistent with the appropriate
Academic Career Framework KPIs.
5. Work effectively with the School Dean and Management team to achieve effective
operations and to deliver on University strategic KPIs.
6. Undertake special projects as directed by Dean.
7. Embody the University’s values within and beyond the University, building equality and
diversity and encouraging social responsibility.
8. Support the delivery of an engaging student experience, online and face to face, of
which excellence in research and quality education are fundamental, aligning to College
and University objectives.
9. Support and promote compliance with relevant legislation and University policies and
procedures, including equity and health & safety and exhibit good practice in relation to
10. Participate on committees and working parties related to the College and University as
11. Carry out, and assist with, miscellaneous activities as requested.
Guiding Principles and Values / Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct
The founding principles upon which Murdoch University was established continue unabated
today. We continue to be guided by the principles of:
These Murdoch principles come to life through our culture as evidenced by being an institution
where the following are clear:
All staff will comply with the University’s Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct and demonstrate
a commitment to its Equity, Diversity and Safety principles and the general capabilities of
personal effectiveness, working collaboratively and demonstrating a focus on results.
All Staff are to complete a Development Review Annually. Details of the University policies
on Development Review can be accessed here. A Commencing Development Review should
be completed within 3 months of commencement.
face and online formats.
to interact constructively and collaboratively with staff at all levels of the organisation to
achieve successful outcomes.
1. Ability to work outside normal office house when required.
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