Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), La Trobe University
Professor/Associate Professor & Deputy Director
With the continued impact of the world class Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), a new position has been created for an outstanding scholar in the field of autism research to provide leadership within OTARC, and to contribute to shaping the University’s strategic vision for research and engagement.
La Trobe University is seeking a Deputy Director who will be responsible for co-leading and contributing to OTARC’s strategic research portfolio, including staff supervision and oversight of key research programs.
At La Trobe University, a Level E/D (Professor/Associate Professor) research only academic is expected to make major original and innovative contributions to their field of study or research, which are recognised as outstanding nationally or internationally. S/he will play role in fostering the research activities of others, and in research training.
The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) is Australia's first centre dedicated to research on autism, established in 2008. It provides a vehicle for research activities, evidence-based intervention programs, training opportunities and collaboration between community services and research centres/universities involved in autism research both in Australia and overseas. Our research aims to: facilitate positive developmental outcomes in the lives of autistic people, from infancy through to early childhood and beyond; have autistic people realise their maximum full potential, enable participation in the community, enjoy life and actively and meaningfully contribute, throughout their life course; and support families as their young autistic children grow and develop.
OTARC is one of seven academic units that form the largest School of the College of Science, Health and Engineering, the School of Psychology & Public Health. This school undertakes teaching and research across a broad range of disciplines, including: Public Health; Health Information Management, Ergonomics, Safety and Health; Art Therapy; Psychology; Neuroscience; and Rehabilitation Counselling. The School currently comprises seven academic units: the Department of Public Health, the Department of Psychology & Counselling, The Bouverie Centre, the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), the Centre for Health Communication and Participation (CHCP), and the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC).
Academics with an outstanding research record in autism research, a successful track record of obtaining research funding, the ability to engage with various government agencies and research bodies, and the skills to foster a robust and collegial research culture within the centre should apply for this key position.
For detailed information about this position or to discuss this role in confidence, please contact:
Sonia Pechner, Executive Director at Academic Search International