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Director UWA Oceans Institute

Job no: 499539
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Research support, Architecture / Landscape and Visual Arts, Arts, Business, Education, Law, Science, Indigenous Studies, Health and Medical Sciences, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

UWA Oceans Institute

The UWA Oceans Institute is a multidisciplinary marine research grouping that engages in fundamental and applied research across the University to support evidence-based decision making. The research profile of the Oceans Institute brings together UWA's multidisciplinary research strengths in areas such as marine science, oceanography, ecology, engineering, resource management and governance to deliver Ocean Solutions Research that address key ocean challenges.

About the role

As Director you will be responsible for providing direction and co-ordination of the Oceans Institute’s research strategy, working with key partners to grow capability and build support for world-class research in questions relating to the world’s oceans. You will foster the production of high-impact multi-disciplinary research of strategic importance to a diverse range of stakeholders.

In collaboration with the Head of School of the Oceans Graduate School and the Heads of other relevant schools across the University, you will also identify areas where our strengths in oceans related research can be used to develop innovative and sustainable teaching programs.  This will include helping to identify potential international and domestic markets for such programs. The Director will also be expected to develop a sense of an Oceans Institute community.

The appointment will be for a period of five years. 

How to apply

If you wish to be considered please submit an application setting out how you meet the selection criteria set out in the Candidate Brochure.

Candidate Brochure: Download File Director, UWA Oceans Institute.pdf

Enquiries to:  Professor Robyn Owens, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) on +61 8 6488 2460 or

Closing date: Monday, 3 September 2018


Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


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