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Professors / Associate Professors, Faculty of Science

  • Multiple appointments Faculty-wide
  • Highly collaborative and cross disciplinary environment
  • Establish new research areas or build on existing strengths

About The University of Melbourne

Established in 1853, The University of Melbourne is Australia’s most highly ranked university with a tradition of excellence in education and research. The main campus in Parkville is recognised as the hub of Australia’s premier knowledge precinct and is a short distance from the central business district in one of the World’s most liveable cities. Other campuses include Burnley which has a focus on plant sciences, Dookie with an emphasis on agricultural sciences, Creswick with a focus on bushfire research, and our Werribee campus as the home to the only veterinary science school in the State of Victoria.

The Faculty of Science at Melbourne is a global leader across discovery and applied scientific research and education. It aims to positively impact the local and global community, addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease to the fundamental elements that make up life and the universe.  

The Faculty is one of the broadest science faculties in Australia, providing a diverse and collaborative education and research environment. It comprises seven schools:

Agriculture, Food & Ecosystem Sciences, BioSciences, Chemistry, Geography, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, and Veterinary Science.  

About the Opportunities

As part of the Faculty of Science’s commitment to being at the forefront of research, we are excited to be announcing the appointment of up to seven academic leaders with world leading expertise in any area encompassed by the Faculty.

Applicants will be appointed as Associate Professors (Level D) or Professors (Level E), depending on their level of previous experience and accomplishment. Appointees are expected to make outstanding contributions towards research, to contribute to the delivery and development of education programs, and leadership.

About you

You will demonstrate an outstanding globally recognized record of research achievement. You will have achieved competitive grant success and the proven ability to lead teams of researchers to collaborate broadly. You will have the capacity to develop and deliver contemporary education programs at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.

You will bring a collegiate approach to Faculty, be willing to develop and mentor junior academic staff and demonstrate and promote University values including diversity, equity and inclusion, high standards of ethics and integrity, and respectful behaviour.

Full criteria are listed in the Position Description, which can be obtained from The Insight Group email address:

Benefits of Working with Us 
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits.  To find out more, visit: 

Be Yourself 

At the University of Melbourne we believe that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. We encourage applications from First Nations people, people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith, people with disability, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups. 

How to apply

Your application should include a CV in addition to your response to the selection criteria found in the Position Description.

Please do not apply via the University website. The University has engaged The Insight Group to assist with the recruitment for these positions.

Please direct any enquiries and send your application directly to: Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group at or contact by phone on +613 9654 3288.

Please do not send your application to the Faculty.

Closing date: 14 April 2024.

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