Position Vacant - Professor and Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies

Published: Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Professor and Director, Institute of Child Protection Studies

Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne

  • Lead a nationally recognised research institute of excellence
  • Drive research and commercial opportunities
  • Work with key stakeholders to shape reform

With over 2,000 staff and 30,000 students, Australian Catholic University (ACU) has seven campuses located across Australia. ACU welcomes staff and students of all beliefs and shares with universities worldwide a commitment to quality in teaching, research and service.

In the recent 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, ACU received the top score of five in Human Movement and Sports Science (1106), Nursing (1110), Public Health and Health Services (1117) and Psychology (1701).

Operating within the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Institute of Child Protection Studies was established in 2005 to carry out high quality research, evaluation and professional development to enhance outcomes for children, young people and families. It was established as a partnership between the ACT Community Services Directorate and ACU. It is now a nationally recognised institute of research excellence in the area of child, youth and family welfare.

The Director is responsible for providing overall strategic leadership, direction and effective operational management of the Institute of Child Protection Studies. As a leadership role, the Director will lead a multi-disciplinary research team and collaborate and engage with partner organizations, government agencies and relevant service providers to achieve the Institute’s strategic objectives. The Institute has a strong focus on translating research into practice.

We are seeking an experienced leader capable of collaborating, engaging effectively and managing the expectations of all key stakeholders including the Institute’s Advisory Board, funding bodies, industry partners and community organisations. The Director will be required to ensure the Institute produces a sufficient volume of publications, attracting and retaining high quality HDR students and research funding from varying sources to maintain the reputation and financial viability of the Institute.

For further information about this role and a copy of the Position Description please ring Andrew Worner from Worner Consulting on 0449 967 637.

To apply please send a current CV to andrew@wornerconsulting.com.au

Applications close: Friday 15 July 2016