Manager, Research Engagement

Job no: 511608
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Libraries, HEO8

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(HEO8) $102,266 to $114,731  per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Continuing position.

Are you keen to lead a team working at the interface of research support and evolving library services? This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual capable of delivering strong results by building strategic working relationships across the University to deliver targeted library services.

The Manager, Research Engagement is responsible for leading the Research and Engagement team who deliver the Library’s research service through strategic and proactive outreach and engagement activities. The role will develop, monitor and review strategies which position the research and engagement team as partners and collaborators with academics, with an emphasis on proactive engagement with faculties and schools. The Manager, Research Engagement has responsibility for leading the service delivery of the Library’s Research Support Framework, including leadership of library research support systems and open access initiatives. The development and monitoring of key performance measures are central to this role to demonstrate the value and impact of library research services.

To be successful you will need:

  • Extensive experience in developing, delivering and supporting library research and outreach and engagement services.
  • Proven ability in leading a team, demonstrating well-developed people management and change management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating and fostering excellent relationships with diverse stakeholders across a complex organisation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of open access, scholarly publishing, research data management, research impact measures and research support systems throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate, motivate, influence and build relationships to achieve desired outcomes.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement drives the University's strategic activities in relation to learning and teaching. This includes ensuring all Adelaide students have a quality experience, and investing in our academic staff's professional development.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 29th March 2023.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Ms Rebecca Whitehead
Senior Manager, Academic Liaison | University Library
T: (08) 8313 1570

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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