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Education & Training
RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.
Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMITs leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.
Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.
Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.
What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.
Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.
About the role
You will support the College of Business and Laws research development and mentoring programs through a range of mentoring, paper and grant development programs, governance, or strategic and leadership projects. You will also help them build an international reputation for original and innovative contributions to the field of research through activities and programs agreed with the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research & Innovation.
As a Senior Academic Mentor, you will be a senior academic and eminent researcher in a specialist field, building capability of existing staff and promoting strong academic research performance while contributing to research outputs. This role will work collaboratively with various levels of staff to ensure that the project milestones are met and that the strategy gateways are achieved. You will also mentor Early Career Researchers and provide guidance on research grant development and applications, the development of a publication pipeline and coach PhD students (as required) to ensure progression towards agreed milestones.
You will have strong discipline and methodology expertise, coupled with an established reputation as a leading scholar in a research field relevant to the College of Business and Law. Proven ability to publish in top-tiered journals, attract external research funding, maximise research performance of HDR candidates and mentor academics will be highly advantageous. In addition, your ability to communicate and proactively champion research initiatives consistent with the RMIT values, leadership capabilities and professional capability framework will be imperative to your success in this role.
PhD qualification or equivalent combination of qualifications and relevant industry experience in the relevant field/s of research.
Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.
Bring Your Whole Self to Work
We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.
We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.
RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the Apply link below.
Applications close on Sunday 9th May 2021 at 11:55pm.
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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.
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Trans and Gender Diverse applicants
Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.
We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.
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