Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Additive Manufacturing

Gold Coast, Australia
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

Griffith University has been providing tertiary qualifications to the Engineering, Architecture and Aviation professions for over two decades. Recently these disciplines merged to form the School of Engineering and Built Environment, which is known for its innovative and student focussed teaching approaches and its strong industry relationships.

The opportunity

Griffith University is embarking on an ambitious venture to transform the very nature of Australian manufacturing, as part of the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) ( which brings together a powerful coalition of businesses and researchers from across the country. The collaboration has recently received Commonwealth funding of $40 million to accelerate Australia's transition to new design thinking and manufacturing processes.

To strengthen the University's delivery of impact in the Advanced Manufacturing arena, Griffith seeks to appoint an exceptional Professor in Mechanical Engineering with a specialisation in additive manufacturing.

The ADaPT (Advanced Design and Prototyping Centre) development based within the world-leading Gold Coast Health Knowledge Precinct will create an environment that promotes future advanced manufacturing techniques. A new pilot facility with polyamine printers and Queensland's only metal printer has recently been completed. The focus of this facility is to engage with industry, leading to partnerships and opportunities to deliver increased impact from research.

About you

We are seeking an outstanding research leader with a strong academic track record to grow the additive manufacturing discipline from a research, teaching and engagement perspective. You will be a current Professor or have eligibility for appointment, with excellent leadership and influencing capabilities, and a strong focus on collaboration. The ability to engage effectively with industry and government, and a broad range of stakeholders across the University is essential. The successful candidate will be a member of the School of Engineering and Built Environment within Griffith Sciences.

This is a full-time, continuing position based at the Gold Coast Campus.


An attractive salary package will be arranged for the successful candidate.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland. At Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people. Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

How to apply

The University is being assisted by Robinson Fitzgerald Executive Search.

For confidential enquires and to request the comprehensive candidate information booklet, please contact Kate Robinson on +61 409 769 560 or at quoting reference number RF0024.

Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply and while this position is advertised as full time, a fractional appointment with flexible working may be negotiated.

Closing date: Friday 30 November 2018 at 5 pm AEST. Applications must be submitted directly to