University of Melbourne

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Job Description

Job no: 0049270

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville (Melbourne), Australia

Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering

Department/School: School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering

Salary: AUD195,618 (Level E)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Full time - 17% superannuation

  • Leadership opportunity in growth environment

  • Foster our new research program in Radar Systems & Remote Sensing

  • Join the team building tomorrow!

 About University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018).  We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to responding to the major challenges of our time.

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)

Working at MSE is exciting and fast moving. We are working hard to transform engineering and IT research and teaching, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future.

About the School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI)

We encompass the Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering Departments, recognising that engineered systems of present and future significance increasingly have connections to all three.

We are the oldest engineering school in Australia – initially founded in 1861 – and have evolved into a vibrant community of internationally recognised researchers focused on addressing major challenges of today and into the future.

The Opportunity

You will be expected to play a leading role in fostering a research program in Radar Systems and Remote Sensing in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. You will also be expected to strengthen relationships with other relevant University groups, and external research organisations and industry partners.

You will develop low TRL capability in these areas leading to system demonstrators and prototypes that will demonstrate critical capabilities to industry and government. You will maintain a strong international outlook and help establish an internationally leading capability in radar research.

You will be expected to provide leadership in research, strategic planning, project development and planning, project management, and supervise research staff and postgraduate students.  You will also be expected to maintain a teaching load as agreed with the Head of Department.

This exciting career opportunity will support you, independently and as a member of the team, to work across all four pillars of an academic career and you will have responsibility to:

  • pursue internationally leading research

  • deliver teaching and teaching innovation

  • engage with industry and other partner institutions

  • take on leadership roles within the University

 Your profile

Along with you drive, energy and vision to build and lead a world-class research program you will be capable of demonstrating your achievement in relation to:

  • An international reputation in radar systems

  • An excellent track record of contributing to the discipline through peer reviewed journals of high international standing

  • Demonstrated excellence in providing high quality academic leadership in research, development of teaching programs, leading interdisciplinary teams and effectively managing research staff and students

  • A strong record of successful interaction with (and funding support from) industry, government organisations and national competitive grant schemes;

  • Drive, energy and vision to build and lead a world-class research program

What we offer you

We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you.  Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care.  We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we’ll support you in doing what you love.

We seek to increase the diversity of our workforce and the representation of all members of our community that have been traditionally under-represented.

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a challenging and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you. 

How to Apply

Apply online: complete the application located at and upload your Resume and Cover Letter (addressing all the selection criteria).

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Applications close:29 Oct 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Posted: 02 October, 2019