Professor/Associate Professor in Aviation

Mawson Lakes, Australia
16 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About the job 

The University of South Australia’s (UniSA’s) School of Engineering provides education for aviation’s future leaders in piloting and aviation management, with an increasing emphasis on non-technical skills such as human factors, crew resource management, multi crew cooperation and safety management. 

As the State’s only university to offer aviation at the tertiary level, the School is seeking to appoint an academic/industry leader to provide strategic direction and drive the growth of UniSA’s engagement with the aviation sector. With a track record of excellence, you will also play a vital role in developing and leading both the educational and research activities in the aviation discipline.

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Skills and Experience 

With an outstanding record of achievement in the aviation industry sector warranting an appointment at Associate Professor or Professor level, you will be able to develop and implement strategic plans, generate income and provide leadership in either the aviation industry or in an academic environment. 

Your excellent written and oral communication skills will allow you to effectively establish relationships with industry, build links through collaborative research, present at seminars and international conferences and successfully produce research publications and educational materials.  

Lodging your application

Enquiries may be directed in confidence to Professor Duncan Campbell, Head of School: Engineering on +61 8 8302 3122 or via email to For further information about the recruitment process, please contact Chloe McGrath, Senior Human Resources Consultant on +618 8302 1170 or via email to

HOW TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment system. Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. CLICK HERE to commence an application.

Applications close: 9:00 am Monday 18 September 2017

Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent condition of appointment that the successful candidate obtains and maintains (at their own expense) a South Australian Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Criminal History Assessment determining them fit to work with children. Further information regarding a DCSI Child-Related Employment screening assessment can be found via the DCSI website.

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Important Information:

In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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