Professor and Head of Department, Civil Engineering

Monash, Australia
A competitive remuneration package will apply
25 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment
Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will apply

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them

The University 

At Monash, work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something ground breaking – a place where great things happen.

We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That’s why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.

Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities. 

The Opportunity

The Department of Civil Engineering, one of the five Departments at the Faculty of Engineering, is looking to appoint an outstanding academic to join our high-performing team. This will be a key leadership role in the Faculty’s research performance, income generation and industry engagement agenda ensuring the continual growth and diversification of the Department. As Professor and Head of Department you will play a key part in shaping the future of the Department of Civil Engineering, providing strong and effective leadership for the expansion of the Faculty’s research strategy and PhD program.

Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Engineering, the Professor and Head of Department, Civil Engineering is responsible for the overall operational management of the academic staff cohort, and will provide strategic leadership in academic governance and supervision, staffing and resource planning, and implementation of strategy to achieve the Faculty’s research and education agenda. This position will take responsibility for staff leadership and management and the strengthening of an inclusive and collegiate environment.  

The Head of Department will be held initially for five (5) years, and may be extended for an additional term by mutual agreement. The Head of Department position will be underpinned by a continuing appointment as Professor.

To succeed in this role

As Professor and Head of Department you will have an outstanding research and teaching record, and a proven capacity for leadership at a senior management level that includes developing and leading strategy, financial management and the management of staff to achieve excellence in education, research and engagement. You will provide academic leadership and have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to shape a collaborative and collegiate culture.

To be considered for this role, you will have demonstrated experience in establishing a strong collegial program of research capable of attracting substantial external funding. You will have demonstrated international leadership in the discipline of civil engineering, with a reputation for being an expert in the field and delivering top-tier research that has a beneficial impact on society. You will demonstrate innovative and inspiring scholarship including supervision of PhD students to high-quality outcomes.

The Benefits

We offer you an engaging and dynamic role that includes many opportunities to network with highly motivated colleagues around the globe, as part of a committed and professional team. Our collaborative and supportive environment will offer you many benefits, including a competitive salary and opportunities for training and development. This challenging role will deliver great rewards to the right applicant.

A competitive remuneration package, including employer superannuation contribution of 17%, relocation and travel assistance, removal allowance, salary packaging and generous parental leave. Additionally, Monash offers a range of development programs, support for research study and overseas work, and flexible work arrangements.

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. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.   

Your application must address the selection criteria and we encourage you to keep your application concise. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".

Position Description

Professor and Head of Department, Civil Engineering


The Faculty of Engineering will be supported in a global search for this appointment by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. For further information or a confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact Patrick Marland on +61 2 8075 4606 or via email


To submit your application please visit the Perrett Laver website at quoting reference 5777.

Closing Date

Wednesday 22 February 2023, 11:55 pm AEDT

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