Professor and Head of Department, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Monash, Australia
31 Aug 2023
End of advertisement period
29 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job No.: 654440
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 groundbreaking – 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.

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

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If you are looking for the next chapter in your career, it is here. You will be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with highly motivated and inspiring scholars and professional staff. Your contribution will be vital for both the continued success of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and for leading its staff to thrive in education, research and engagement. Talent thrives here, – and so do truly satisfying careers.

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.

Monash University is public research university in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1958 and is the second oldest university in the state. Monash is a modern, global, research-intensive university, delivering education and research excellence in Australia and across the Indo-Pacific. The University has the ambition and capabilities through its excellence in education and research, its record for innovation and collaboration, and its international profile to address the global challenges of our age. 

Monash University invites applications for the role of Professor and Head of Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering. 

Monash Engineering is a multi-disciplinary Faculty involved in internationally relevant engineering developments. They have established transnational education collaborations with many leading institutions. From the design and creation of simple mechanisms through to highly-tuned nano-devices, as well as robotics through to avionics and aeronautics – The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is educating the leading engineers of tomorrow. The Department’s researchers perform innovative work in exciting and globally relevant areas. They work with a range of companies and organisations across an equally diverse range of industries - from automotive through to medical devices, and from advanced manufacturing through to scientific instrumentation. The researchers of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department also provide consultancy services across a broad range of fields and specialisations including advanced manufacturing, micro/nano engineering, robotics and control, solid mechanics, thermofluids, and biomedical engineering.

The Department is a gateway to the rich fields of mechanical, aerospace, robotics, and mechatronics engineering. The Head of Department, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will bring a deep personal commitment to, and reputation in, both education and research. The incumbent will expand the Department’s international profile and its interdisciplinary research whilst leading innovative pedagogical activities to ensure that the students’ University experience is of the highest standard and globally recognisable.

The University is particularly keen to hear from candidates who have an outstanding track record in research, teaching, professional activities, and staff development. Monash University is seeking an exceptional visionary leader who will play a key role in leading and developing research initiatives in areas such as smart manufacturing, energy, and robotics. The incoming Head of Department will be expected to foster collaboration within the department, with national colleagues, industry, and international researchers, creating an environment that fosters and supports sustained growth and allows the Department and its academics to showcase their combined expertise and research capability on a global scale. 

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

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.

The successful applicant will need to possess a current valid Police and Finance check.

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Closing Date

Tuesday 29 September 2023, 12:00pm AEST