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Director, Institute for Ethics & Society - The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broadway, Sydney, NSW

The Director will represent the Institute as a Thought Leader and represent the University in public forums; providing commentary on pressing issues.

  • National academic leadership position, based in Sydney
  • Optimise research, education and outreach outcomes of the Institute and the University
  • Facilitate public debate and engagement on issues of ethical importance

About the University

Notre Dame is a private modern Catholic University with an enrolment of over 12000 students and campuses in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney. Offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, The University of Notre Dame’s student experience, employment and graduate outcomes are the best in New South Wales and Western Australia, and among the very best in Australia.

Based in Sydney, the Institute for Ethics & Society (IES) is one of Notre Dame’s three national Research Institutes. The IES aims to:

  • Develop a vibrant research agenda in targeted fields of academic study
  • Provide expertise in ethics education for students and staff at Notre Dame
  • Deliver training services for industry in areas of professional ethics
  • Facilitate public engagement on issues of ethical importance

About the Position

Reporting to the Pro-Vice Chancellor Research and working in close collaboration with other senior staff members across the University, you will:

  • develop and implement the IES strategic plan and build the research culture of the Institute and the University generally, across all campuses
  • advance the research priorities of the Institute through competitive research income and industry/community end-user income
  • lead, mentor and develop the research capacity and capability of Institute staff members; managing the staff and budget of the Institute
  • develop and manage sustainable relationships /joint projects with external partners
  • teach into undergraduate and postgraduate courses and promote the incorporation of faith and reason within the individual Schools and disciplines of the University

The Director will represent the Institute as a Thought Leader and represent the University in public forums; providing evidence-based commentary on pressing ethical and social issues.

You will possess a research-based doctoral qualification and a distinguished record of research, publications, grants and funding specific to the IES focus areas. A commitment to and supportive of the Objects of the University is essential. Proven leadership skills in developing sustainable partnerships with industry and community organisations will see you advancing the research priorities of the institute.


Enquiries can be directed to Toula Lambros, Senior Associate JRS International Search Partners at +612 9291 4210 or [email protected]

Closing Date

Applications close Sunday, 26 May 2019.

How to Apply

The University of Notre Dame Australia has engaged executive search firm JRS International Search Partners to assist with this appointment. To request a Candidate Information Brochure please email [email protected]

Applications consisting of a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae and responses to the selection criteria (listed in the Candidate Information Pack) are to be submitted with confidence, electronically to [email protected] by 26 May 2019.

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