Director, Health Research Institute (HRI)

  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Australia, NSW
  • Apr 22, 2022
Medicine Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

UTS has a clear vision and strategy to be a leading public university of technology recognised for global impact. As a dynamic and innovative university ranked by the QS World University Rankings as Australia’s top young university, UTS advances knowledge and learning through innovation, practice-oriented education programs, high impact research and enduring partnerships with industry, the professions and community.

Established in October 2021, the Health Research Institute (HRI), will lead Australia in developing research that will be translated into improving health services for the population across the lifespan, with a focus on developing and driving positive outcomes to meet the complex health-related challenges of our rapidly changing world.
The Director, HRI will lead the Institute to reimagine healthcare by bringing together health researchers collaboratively working towards a shared vision aligned with the UTS 2027 strategy. The role provides strategic leadership and management towards achieving the University’s research strategy and policy.

The Director will also liaise with industry and government bodies to promote and maintain the University’s reputation as an Institute of research excellence building national and international research links. This will include industry and community engagement, maintaining and improving a network of external/commercial contacts to develop strategies for building and diversifying HRI research income and the management of business relationships.

The successful candidate will be a leading scholar and renowned practitioner of transdisciplinary research collaborations with a track record of inspiring minds of the highest calibre. Your visionary leadership and entrepreneurial mindset should complement your capability to work collaboratively across sectors and disciplines while engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders across the Faculty and University, and externally.


A competitive remuneration package will be on offer to the successful candidate, including an employer superannuation contribution of up to 17%.

How to Apply

If you have a demonstrated track record of leading significant research projects, research teams and resources coupled with an in-depth knowledge of contemporary contexts for research and commercial activities, we would welcome talking with you.

For a confidential discussion or to request the comprehensive information booklet for the role, please contact Janine Fitzgerald on +61 424 164 765 or via or Kate Robinson on +61 409 769 560 or via quoting reference number RF0137. Applications will close on the 25th May 2022.

UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We were among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


Higher Education : Executive & Senior Management