unimelbDirector, Melbourne Asia Research Network at University of Melbourne

Melbourne Asia Research Network Melbourne Research Division of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Inaugural Director position in new Asia research initiative

Salary: An attractive remuneration package is negotiable. Employer superannuation contribution of 17% applies.

The University of Melbourne is Australia’s No. 1 University and ranks amongst the fifty leading universities in the world. Asia increasingly informs the University’s intellectual endeavours and leveraging our existing research excellence on Asia has become a key priority.

The University is now seeking an exceptional, renowned leader in Asian-related research to become the Inaugural Director of the Melbourne Asia Research Network (MARN). The network is a new initiative to facilitate collaborative, interdisciplinary, problem-oriented, Asia-relevant research. MARN will provide a network structure linking the University’s existing relevant Centres and Institutes as well as other Asia-related research activities within the University.

Visionary and inspirational academic leadership of the highest calibre combined with an ability to engage with a broad range of audiences – academic, policy and professional communities in Australia or Asia – will be key to the success of the Network. The Inaugural Director will be a world-leading scholar in a relevant discipline and will have demonstrated the intellectual creativity necessary to collaborate across disciplines while maintaining a high public profile.

Initial enquiries may be directed in confidence to Kane Love in the Sydney office of Perrett Laver at kane.love@perrettlaver.com on +61 (0) 2 9006 3316.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY VIA THE UNIVERSITY WEB SITE. The University has engaged the global executive search firm Perrett Laver to assist in this recruitment. Applications, including a full CV, nomination of referees and covering letter addressing the selection criteria, should be uploaded to Perrett Laver’s secure candidate portal at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 1475.

Close date: 12 noon (AEDT) Friday 7 February 2014

Position Description and Selection Criteria:   Download File 0032492_academic_4Dec13.pdf