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Academic Chair of Graduate Research Training and Education

Research and Development Manager
Contract Full Time
22 days ago

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

Position Purpose

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
future generations.

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.

Reporting Relationships


Dean Graduate
Research School

Business Manager of Administrative Head of Graduate
Manager Candidacy Officer Research Training

and Education

Research Academic Chair of

Support Officers Graduate Research
Training and



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:

  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Opportunity
  • Sustainability
  • Global Responsibility

These Murdoch principles come to life through our culture as evidenced by being an institution
where the following are clear:

  • Integrity
  • Respect and Diversity
  • Purpose
  • Excellence and Future-focus

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.


Selection Criteria


  • A successful academic (research and teaching) career relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent unit coordination.
  • An understanding of research and other skillsets essential for HDR success.
  • Knowledge of pedagogical techniques used within HDR training.
  • Understanding of the benefits and challenges to delivering educational content in face-to-

face and online formats.


  • Excellent understanding of the online content management and delivery systems at
Murdoch University.
  • Understanding of University Governance structures, reporting lines and processes.
  • Understanding of the Australian Qualifications Framework as it pertains to HDR.
  • Experience and demonstrated competence in conflict resolution.
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability

to interact constructively and collaboratively with staff at all levels of the organisation to
achieve successful outcomes.

  • Demonstrated high level of technical skills and computer literacy.
  • Excellent organisational, time and workload management skills.


  • A strong understanding of HDR and the policies and procedures that govern their
  • Membership in the Murdoch University Learning Excellence Academy at Associate Fellow
or higher, or willingness to pursue membership.
  • Excellent Microsoft skills.

Work Requirements

1. Ability to work outside normal office house when required.

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $95,000
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $104,025
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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