Director, Data Futures Institute

Melbourne, Australia
14 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 3 year fixed-term appointment 
Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will apply

The University

Monash is one of Australia’s leading universities and consistently ranks among the world’s top 100. Part of the prestigious Group of Eight Universities, we help change lives through world class research and education. So if you’ve forged a rewarding career so far, this role provides the perfect platform to join us. You’ll have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure and teaching spaces, and will be part of a university that’s made up of inspirational, challenging thinkers and doers – and continue doing work that makes a lasting global impact.

The Monash Data Futures Institute

The Monash Data Futures Institute is a University-wide institute bringing together multi-disciplinary capability across artificial intelligence and data science. With the aim of applying AI for social good, and as a part of the Universities key strategic research plan, this newly established centre will bring together researchers across each of our 10 faculties and our various platforms, with a focus of positively impacting on societal, governmental and policy change.

The Opportunity

The Director, Monash Data Futures Institute will be charged with enabling the Institute and University to realise this vision. Working closely with the Steering Group, Advisory Board and Senior Management team within Monash, you will take the lead role in building and developing this virtual institute, involving scholars from each faculty, and driving the aims of nurturing and coordinating AI and Data Science capability internally and externally, increasing Monash’s research profile within academia and industry, coordinating bids for large research grants, demonstrating the transformative nature of AI and Data science, and ultimately facilitating it’s adoption by our industry and government partners.

This is an opportunity to set and lead the strategic direction of the institute, spearheading internal, national and international collaborations, and building an effective team with a strong sense of common purpose in support of these aims.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check. The successful applicant will need to hold a current National Police Check.

The Benefits

A competitive executive-level remuneration package, including employer superannuation contribution of 17%, relocation travel, removal allowance and salary packaging, will be offered to the successful candidate.

Additionally, Monash offers a range of professional development programs, support for research, study and overseas work, generous maternity leave and flexible work arrangements.

Position Description

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For enquiries, or to submit an application, please contact our search partner Dr Rachel Lucas, Director RLCSearch on the details below:

T: +61 402 891 029


Closing Date

Sunday 8 September 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

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