University of New South Wales

Director, UNSW Canberra Capability Systems Centre

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Head of School / Director

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  •      One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  •      Strong commitment to staff development and learning
  •      Strong commitment to work life and family balance
  •      Generous superannuation opportunities

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Capability Systems Centre (CSC) aspires to be a world-leading research institute and trusted ‘go-to place’ for Government and industry in the critical area of capability management, including all aspects related to capability lifecycle (design, acquisition, sustainment). To achieve these aims, CSC undertakes high quality research in key areas, which are recognised internationally as being innovative and interdisciplinary, including complex systems science, computational modelling and informatics, decision science, and actionable science. Through collaborative research projects, a diverse portfolio of industry-focused education, and global engagement activities, CSC provides specialized knowledge and expertise targeted to build the capacity of individuals and organizations to design sustainable and resilient capability systems.

The Director, UNSW Capability Systems Centre reports to the Rector UNSW Canberra. The Director provides strategic leadership to the Centre and is responsible for building the Centre into a world-leading research Centre connecting researchers, research students, government and industry partners, and stakeholders. The Director is responsible for leading development of research, education, innovation, and commercialisation that has ‘real world impact’ and delivers long-term benefits.

About the Role:

Role:                     Director, UNSW Canberra Capability Systems Centre
Salary:                  Level D: $160,506 – $176,305 plus 17% Superannuation                                              

Term:                     Full Time, Fixed Term, 5 years

 About the Successful Applicants

To be successful in this role you will:            

  • Be an academic leader in Capability Systems
  • Have experience managing and working with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Record of management with a strategic leadership focus

In your application you should systematically address the Skills and Experience outlined in the Position Description. Please outline if you wish to be appointed at a Level D or Level E.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment checks prior to commencement in this role. The checks that will be undertaken are listed in the Position Description. You will not be required to provide any further documentation or information regarding the checks until directly requested by UNSW.

The position is located in Canberra, ACT. The successful candidate will be required to work from the UNSW Canberra campus. To be successful you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra

Associate Professor Michael Barlow


Applications Close: 31 October 2021 11:30PM 

Find out more about working at UNSW Canberra

At UNSW Canberra, we celebrate diversity and understand the benefits that inclusion brings to the university. We aim to ensure that our culture, policies, and processes are truly inclusive. We are committed to developing and maintaining a workplace where everyone is valued and respected for who they are and supported in achieving their professional goals. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Women at all levels, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People, People with Disability, LGBTIQ+ People, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares our commitment to inclusion to apply.

       Any questions about the application process - please email

Position Description

Advertised: 28 Sep 2021 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 31 Oct 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time


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