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Job ID: 219980

Professor and Head of Department
Monash University

Date Posted Aug. 21, 2023
Title Professor and Head of Department
University Monash University
Melbourne, Australia
Department Department Materials Science and Engineering
Application Deadline Sep. 15, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Material/Metallurgy
    Engineering - Other

Job No.: 641326

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will apply

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them

The University 

At Monash, work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That’s why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities. 

Learn more about Monash

If you are looking for the next chapter in your career, it is here. You will be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with highly motivated and inspiring scholars and professional staff. Your contribution will be vital for both the continued success of the Department of Material Sciences and Engineering and for leading its staff to thrive in education, research and engagement. Talent thrives here, – and so do truly satisfying careers.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.

Monash University is public research university in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1958 and is the second oldest university in the state. Monash is a modern, global, research-intensive university, delivering education and research excellence in Australia and across the Indo-Pacific. The University has the ambition and capabilities through its excellence in education and research, its record for innovation and collaboration, and its international profile to address the global challenges of our age.

Monash University invites applications for the role of Professor and Head of Department Materials Science and Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering.

Monash Engineering is a multi-disciplinary Faculty involved in internationally relevant engineering developments. They have established transnational education collaborations with many leading institutions. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is an international, research-active department with modern facilities and a broad education offering in materials science and engineering. Although their work spans the entire materials field, Materials Science and Engineering is placed at the cutting edge where understanding of, and control over material behaviour is the key to advances in many fields such as biomedical engineering and biotechnology, energy and sustainability, nanotechnology, structural and functional materials, and manufacturing, including additive manufacturing and 3d printing.

The Head of Department Materials Science and Engineering will be expected to bring deep personal commitment and reputation in both education and research. Eminently credible, they will nurture the ongoing, international profile of research whilst simultaneously leading innovative pedagogical activities to ensure that the students’ University experience is of the highest standard and globally recognisable.

The University is particularly keen to hear from candidates who have an outstanding track record in research and demonstrated experience in academic, strategic, and operational management. We are seeking an exceptional visionary leader with a passion for research and education in the discipline of materials science and engineering. They will bring extensive experience in people management and the ability to navigate through complex relationships. They will also have the ability to work independently as well as part of a strong and collaborative Faculty team.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

The successful applicant will need to possess a current valid Police and Finance check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.

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