Professor of Practice, Mining Automation
Australian Centre for Field Robotics
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
About the opportunity
The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 7600 permanent staff supporting over 60,000 students. The Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) at the University’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, in partnership with Rio Tinto, a global mining company, established the Rio Tinto Centre for Mine Automation (RTCMA) in 2007, and is extending this centre for a further five years through to 2023. The aim of the RTCMA is to develop and implement the vision of a fully autonomous, remotely operated mine.
This is a major research and development initiative with a clear focus on delivering world leadership in mining automation. The RTCMA is seeking a candidate for the position of Professor of Practice (Mining Automation) to lead the centre and a team of approximately 30 researchers and technical staff. The position will have an executive function to support the development of, and implement, the R&D strategy, and will manage the day-to-day operational activities of the team. Leadership and team management skills, together with the capacity to communicate strategy and technical direction, will be essential.
The successful applicant will be an esteemed leader in their profession with an international reputation for outstanding impact, achievement and influence. The successful applicant will be expected to bring their extensive professional experience to the University and actively contribute to the furthering of the profession through their engagement with collaborators, students and the broader community.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies consists of an Academic Services Directorate comprising of Education support and Research support. The Faculty has five Schools (Civil Engineering, Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, Electrical and Information Engineering, Information Technologies and Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering) undertaking world standard research and offering bachelors programs and coursework and research postgraduate degrees.
Term and remuneration
The position is full-time, fixed term for 5 years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.
How to apply
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. For more information on the position and how to apply, visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2347/1118F.
Closing date: 11.30pm (AEDT), Sunday 24 February 2019
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.
The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.
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