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HDR Support Administrator

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Administration, Student Services, Student Recruitment / Admissions

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

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

The HDR Support Administrator provides a high level of service to all current and prospective postgraduate research students, and other stakeholders. This position ensures that HDR student administration is carried out accurately, efficiently and in a timely manner, with a focus on excellent customer service. This role is responsible for ensuring a smooth transition from application, enrolment through to graduation


About the roles

  • Higher Degree Research Support Administrator
  • 14 month fixed-term contract till Feb 2021
  • $74,338- $84,116 + 9.5% superannuation


Specific responsibilities for this role include:

  • Coordinate and support all aspects of HDR processes and ensure outputs align with the goals and objectives of the Research Support Team and Faculty strategic plans
  • Coordinate the assessment of local and international HDR applications
  • Manage HDR student progression through candidature including inquiry, application, admission, enrolment, variation to candidature, co-ordination of review panels, thesis submission and HDR completion
  • Support the Faculty Higher Degree Committee in liaison with the Graduate Research School
  • Ensure a high-quality service is provided to HDR students and prospective and current student queries and problems are managed and resolved efficiently and effectively
  • Maintain a database of students, their supervisors, review panel members and review panel schedule
  •  Generate reports, as required by the Faculty Research Support Manager, on Faculty performance with respect to HDR students
  • Work to develop and maintain positive relationships with members of the Research Support team, HDR students, and other stakeholders
  • Participate in discussions within the Research Support team to identify ways to support the research activities of the Faculty
  • Establish and maintain familiarity with University and Faculty postgraduate award schemes and the most commonly accessed externally funded postgraduate scholarships in order to be able to provide advice and assistance to research students and staff, or refer them to appropriate specialists for advice
  • Maintain effective and efficient systems and processes relating to the administration of recruitment and admissions


You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Position Description - Download File Higher Degree Research Support Administrator 2019 - UNSW Built Environment.pdf


Contact: Steve Lalic

Talent Acquisition Lead: (02) 9385 3426

Applications close: Tuesday 8th October 2019 11.50pm (AEST)

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. 

UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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