Research Careers

At UTS we are committed to investing in the development and growth of research leadership at all academic and professional levels. Excellence in research support is about the capabilities we build in all our people, both professional and academic colleagues.

Whether you are new to UTS, a research student, early in your career or an established researcher our approach is to support you to benefit from our research culture and cultivate the skills and attributes for successful discovery. 

Here in the Research Careers pillar of RES Hub you will have access to a suite of resources and development opportunities to help you create excellent, impact-focused research and inspire research-led teaching throughout your career.


0:04 One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given when I was a HDR student was plan your

0:09 research career, as it won’t happen by accident.

0:12 As academics we readily put energy into directly working on our research, we will spend evenings,

0:18 holidays, weekends working on that grant proposal or paper—but when it comes to putting energy

0:24 into developing our skills, we often think we don’t have the time.

0:29 Yet our work is increasingly more complex. For example, we now have to communicate our

0:33 research in multiple ways and to diverse audiences—do you have an elevator pitch? Can you convince

0:40 a policy maker or philanthropist that your work is important?

0:44 Even core areas of research activities are seeing fundamental change—and both our academics

0:50 and professional colleagues need support to develop their skills and expertise. Are you

0:55 up to date with best practice in data management and research integrity? Do you know how key

1:00 funding bodies are interpreting track record?

1:03 Here in the research careers section of RES Hub it’s all about supporting you whether you’re

1:08 an academic or professional colleague—to navigate the research environment successfully

1:12 with the right tools and resources.

1:15 And here are some of our colleagues explaining exactly what we provide for you.

1:20 We have developed a research induction program which is hosted on Res Hub. The program was

1:25 designed to integrate new academics into the UTS research environment quickly, provide

1:31 them

1:32 with a sense of belonging and set them up for success with their research.

1:35 The program guides new academics through information such as, how to set up their researcher profile

1:40 and which systems are used at UTS for research. It provides links to Faculty induction pages

1:46 and tips around the UTS culture and values. There is even a list of UTS acronyms, which

1:51 has proven to be very useful for new people coming into the UTS environment.

1:56 The Research Capabilities Framework is a reference tool for all UTS colleagues connected with

2:00 our research activity.

2:01 Linked to our research strategy the framework has been created as a reference tool to help

2:05 you identify how you might increase your research productivity, outcomes and impact by accessing

2:11 research development opportunities here at UTS.

2:14 Particularly for UTS academics it is a guide to help you manage your research career and

2:18 can be used to assist you in planning your review and development discussions with your

2:22 supervisor in the end producing excellent impactful lasting value research work. It’s

2:27 a tool for you to use.

2:28 The Research Career Pillar of RES Hub is where you will find quality professional developmental

2:33 offerings from across UTS. Here you can search and register for development offerings to

2:39 build your career as a researcher, or as a research support staff.

2:43 These offerings draw on specialist expertise from across UTS from the Research Office,

2:49 HR, and the Library, as well as from individual faculties and research groups, and of course,

2:55 from external experts. Many of these events will take place in the dedicated physical

3:00 RES Hub space at UTS Central.

3:03 The Research Careers offerings range from technical and methodological skills development,

3:08 to leadership development, future scoping research ideas, and much, much more. We also

3:14 hold ‘fireside chats’ with leading UTS researchers, as well as hosting visiting speakers

3:20 thereby supporting intellectual discourse.

3:23 These events are about creating a collaborative and vibrant research environment in which

3:28 UTS staff can succeed and thrive.

3:31 Come and visit us on-line or in the new space. We look forward to welcoming you.

Research Outcomes Capability Framework

The Research Outcomes Capability framework is intended to offer something different. Directly aligned with the UTS 2027 Research Strategy and the values that underpin the research culture, the framework is about helping you to connect the development activities you choose to do with the outcomes you want to achieve in your research career.

The UTS Capability framework outlines the key foundational capabilities that should guide all development activities at UTS and focuses on self-awareness, relating to others, thinking style, and performance here. The Research Outcomes Capability framework builds on these foundations, with a focus on the development of research talent at UTS. It is designed to help academics and professional staff create their own research developmental plan.

Complementary to this Research Outcomes Capability framework, a specially designed graduate research student capability development guide is available and embedded in the Graduate Research Study Plan activity - Managing and Progressing a Research Career (MAPARC).

Framework outcomes
Pathway outcomes
Research Funding

Academics and Professional staff at UTS are...

Able to demonstrate scale and diversification in planning, applying and securing external research funding.


Research Life-cycle

Academics and Professional staff at UTS are... 

Able to demonstrate highly evolved expertise in research management, together with a deep understanding of the underlying principles of excellence in research practice, including data management, integrity and data insights.


Research Communication

Academics and Professional staff at UTS are... 

Sophisticated in their approach to research communication and are skilled in their ability to disseminate and communicate research outcomes.


External Partnerships

Academics and Professional staff at UTS are... 

Confident in building effective and sustainable partnerships with industry, donors, policy makers and end user communities to create scale, shared vision and mutually beneficial research outcomes.


Research Leadership

Academics and Professional staff at UTS are... 

Adept at leading research teams, groups and individuals through distributed and inclusive mechanisms that support the uplift in excellence and future careers of researchers.


Knowledge Leadership and Outputs

Academics and Professional staff at UTS are... 

Skilled in the production of original and high-quality traditional and non-traditional research outputs that may influence research agendas and paradigms, both within and beyond the academy.


Indigenous-Led Knowledges and Research

Academics and Professional staff at UTS are...

Committed to enhancing the capacity for Indigenous researcher development in Indigenous-led, community-driven research that embraces Indigenous self-determination. This will ensure the commitment to the cultural continuity and empowerment of Indigenous Knowledges, protocols, practices and governance.

When non-Indigenous, respectfully engaged in research collaborations that advances Indigenous researchers and/or communities with research strategies that empower Indigenous Knowledges, sovereignties and self-determination.


Ownership of Research Excellence

Academics and Professional staff at UTS are... 

Committed to ownership of talent development and prioritization of quality as value propositions that underpin excellence. Personally committed to delivering excellent research through a collaborative and enquiring research culture.


Research Impact

Academics and Professional staff at UTS are... 

Equipped with the expertise and skills to create knowledge exchange and research translation that delivers research outcomes for positive societal benefit.


Valuing Disciplinary Diversity

Academics and Professional staff at UTS are... 

Skilled at mobilising their own disciplinary capabilities, and aligning with others, to create cross-disciplinary or transdisciplinary collaborative networks.


Interrelated Teaching and Research

Academics and Professional staff at UTS are... 

Practiced in embedding research as an integral element in curriculum design and empowering students to be active researchers in the construction of knowledge.  Able to mobilise pedagogical practice to benefit research practice.


Creativity and Innovation

Academics and Professional staff at UTS are... 

Able to draw on capabilities in creative, professional and entrepreneurial practice to enhance the relationship between academic research programmes and transformation of practice.


Research Reputation

Academics and Professional staff at UTS are... 

Knowledgeable in how to build and maintain a research profile and create reputation to enhance research impact locally, nationally and internationally.