Associate Research Professor / Research Professor (Level D/E), Future Industries Institute

Mawson Lakes, Australia
$153,058 to $196,201 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
16 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Based in UniSA STEM at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Level D Salary: $153,058 - $168,279 per annum / Level E Salary: $196,201 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role 

You will make a distinguished contribution to research in the field of materials engineering, leading innovative and original inter-disciplinary research collaborations and an internationally competitive research group. You will attract competitive research grants and secure industry funding from your comprehensive industry connections, in order to produce research that is impactful and internationally recognised. You will supervise HDR students and contribute through your leadership to a positive culture of excellence, inclusivity and diversity.

The Future Industries Institute (FII) was established with a new research culture in mind - one deeply engaged with industry, with the end goal of building economic growth through relevant innovation and industry partnership. FII continues to forge national and international research partnerships in new industries and technologies that address real world issues. With a vibrant research environment, a strong industry orientation, and active international and national links, both academic and industry based, the Institute is among the very best in Australia and attracts and retains leading researchers.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead and conduct high quality research that attains national and international recognition, evidenced by citation and publication in high impact journals
  • Lead high performing teams and collaborate with researchers from national and international universities
  • Lead major national and international competitive funding initiatives
  • Demonstrate high-level leadership in contributing to a culture of research excellence and collegiality
  • Supervise postgraduate research students including PhD students, and successfully mentor staff across the Institute

Essential Skills and Experience

  • A PhD qualification in relevant discipline, and sustained levels of diversified research income from across Category 1-4 sources
  • Evidence of an ongoing and distinguished track record of high-quality publications consistent with leadership in materials engineering
  • Established significant and productive research collaborations with national and international stakeholders
  • Evidence of significant citation indices or equivalent esteem measures, as appropriate to the field of research
  • Significant record as a principal supervisor of successful HDR student completions and the mentoring of more junior supervisory staff
  • Distinguished performance and achievement in research, including success in competitive grant acquisition and high-quality publications
  • Demonstrated academic leadership including the ability to create and lead a strong inter-disciplinary team


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Please upload a cover letter that addresses your suitability for the role, along with a copy of your CV only.

Please address your cover letter to Jade Windsor, Senior Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 4668.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Monday 16 January 2023 

How to apply:

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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