Dean, Melbourne School of Engineering

Melbourne, Australia
15 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in teaching and research.

The University is conducting an extensive search for candidates of exceptional calibre to succeed Professor Iven Mareels as Dean and to lead the Melbourne School of Engineering.

The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) is currently one of Australia’s top engineering and IT schools with a long term vision to place it among the world’s best schools by the year 2025. MSE 2025 is an ambitious and exciting ten year strategy to see the MSE become the cornerstone of a world leading, Melbourne based engineering and IT community and one of the world’s best engineering schools. The School is already an innovative provider of engineering and technology education in Australia and is at the forefront of research and engagement with industry and government.

The Dean, Melbourne School of Engineering, will continue to lead and implement the MSE 2025 strategic direction across teaching, research and the significant infrastructure program that will enable the 2025 objectives.  As a member of the university’s leadership team, the Dean will report to the Provost and Vice Chancellor and will work closely and collaboratively with the other Deans and university executives to achieve the strategic goals of the university.

The appointee will be an academic of international standing, with extensive experience across academic leadership, research and teaching. Providing dynamic leadership to ensure the execution of the operational and strategic plans for the school,the Dean will work with colleagues from across the University and develop significant external relationships.

This is an outstanding opportunity for the appointee to have a major impact on the future of engineering and IT education and research in Australia.

For further information, please contact Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group, by phone: +61 3 9654 3288 or email

Closing date – Friday 22 September 2017