Chair of Sustainable Transport Engineering

USC Moreton Bay, Petrie, Brisbane
A$148,604 to A$191,251 gross per annum plus 7% Superannuation
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 18 June 2021
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position:           Chair of Sustainable Transport Engineering
Work Area:      School of Science, Technology and Engineering             
Level:                 Level D or Level E
Classification: Full-time fixed-term (5 years duration)

The University

USC is one of Australia’s fastest-growing universities, experiencing exponential growth in student population and consistent five-star ratings for teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide.  USC is committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to our students, delivering innovative research with real impact, as well as engaging with the community and contributing to the aspirations of our local regions.

Our vision is to become Australia’s premier regional university by enriching our regions, connecting with our communities, and creating opportunities for all.  


USC’S Moreton Bay campus is Australia’s newest state-of-the-art university location opened in March 2020.  This campus is the anchor educational institution in an exciting new innovation hub located around 30km north of Brisbane.  

USC’s Moreton Bay campus offers world-class study opportunities and services to its local community. Our programs align with a newly developed regional economic development strategy. We offer our expertise to a range of community and industry bodies. With strong enrolments since opening, we are on track to enable the region to grow and realise its ambitions by unlocking education and job opportunities in a wide range of professions.  Strategically located with a train station at our doorstep, our campus connects the local community directly with Brisbane. 

No matter what kind of future you’re looking for, you can find it at USC. 

Why Work at USC?

USC is a university founded by our community, based on the belief that opportunity is everywhere.

We’re a young ambitious university, not limited by tradition or old ways of thinking. 

With annual growth in enrolments exceeding targets and research rated as exceeding world standard in many fields, we are an exciting, vibrant organisation.

We are committed to – and ambitious for – our regions. We want to make our region a better place. With campuses at Sippy Downs, Gympie, Fraser Coast, Caboolture, and Moreton Bay, our footprint extends the entire Sunshine Coast corridor.

We are consistently rated one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality and overall student experience. This is because every student matters to us.

We embrace innovative blended learning delivery that mixes face-to-face and online modes. This enables flexible work arrangements where you have the ability to work on or off campus as needed. 

We are a university with plans to grow - you can grow with us and we can provide academic leadership programs to help you get there.

 You can work with collaborative Heads of School who celebrate your teaching and support your research.

We are revamping the provision of our academic services to provide centralised and increased support for your teaching, research and HDR administration – so you can focus on what you really want to do!

We have campuses in amazing locations. 

Come join our team of world class academics and make a contribution to the education of our community while also building and extending your career in this fresh environment.

We see opportunity everywhere.  If you see it in yourself, come work with us.

The Opportunity

In collaboration with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR), the School of Science, Technology and Engineering is seeking to recruit and appoint an outstanding scholar to the senior academic position of the Chair of Sustainable Transport Engineering.  The successful candidate will lead strategic transport research and development activities at USC, while building mutual transport capability between USC and DTMR to address future transport challenges in Queensland. The partnership between USC and DTMR aims to boost local capability and capacity in industry at both graduate degree level but also at the technician level to help provide the solutions we need to build and manage our transport system of tomorrow. The partnership will explore how transport technology is connected and integrated and how it enables advanced analytics, smarter control and highly valued client facing services by changing how we operate our transport network to be more customer centric.

With appointment at either Associate Professor/Professor level, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity to:

  • Lead the University’s transport-related research and development activities
  • Engage effectively with local, national and international industry
  • Be a strong advocate for future transport/ sustainable transport and be clearly visible at the forefront of public discussion.

Specific requirements: 

  • Completion of a doctoral qualification in a relevant field and comprehensive experience as an academic leader;
  • A clear and coherent research program with a strong track record of active, sustained and productive engagement in high quality research;
  • Research leadership with effective mentoring to develop the research capability of Mid- and Early Career Researchers;
  • Effectiveness in teaching and educational innovation; and
  • Participation and success in academic administrative functions.  

USC is committed to creating a work and study environment that values diversity, facilitates equitable access and full participation.

Contact for further information

Professor Catherine Yule

Head, School of Science, Technology and Engineering
Phone: +61 7 5456 3448

Closing Date

5pm Friday, 18 June 2021

To Apply 

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