Professor/Discipline Head in Mechanical Engineering

Gold Coast, Australia
31 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Griffith School of Engineering is seeking an accomplished academic leader in Mechanical Engineering to play a lead role in the development of teaching and research within the Mechanical Engineering discipline. This discipline forms one of five majors in the Bachelor of Engineering, the existing being Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Mechatronic, and Sport and Biomedical.

This is a full time, fixed term appointment for three years as Head of Discipline, with a substantive continuing (tentured) position as Professor, Level E. This position will be based at the Gold Coast campus.

The role:

Reporting to the Head of School, you will provide scholarly leadership by fostering excellence in research and teaching within the Mechanical Engineering discipline. You will predominantly focus on the development of the discipline by building an international reputation in research and achieving excellence in learning and teaching and curriculum development. In addition, you will lead professional engagement with industry and the wider community.

The person:

To be successful in this role you will have a relevant PhD with significant experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and demonstrated international standing through high quality research as evidenced by sustained publications in leading international journals and successful grant applications. You will be a visionary leader with an enthusiastic approach and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate may well have a role in leadership in research within the ADaM Research Institute and its forerunner 3D printing and design facility. Research interests in materials engineering, advanced manufacture and design, or mechanics of materials/FEA would be highly valued.

Salary range:

A salary package that includes a base salary of $172,326 per annum with an employer superannuation contribution of 17% of base salary will be offered. Attractive salary packaging arrangements are also available.

Application requirements:

Please view the information package for full application requirements. To obtain the information package, click on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access this document.

To support your application please ensure your current curriculum vitae/resume includes:

  • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
  • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
  • Research interests and list of publications;
  • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Applications close at 4.30 pm on the closing date. All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Professor Geoff Tansley at

For application enquiries, please contact Leandro Casas, Manager Recruitment Services at

Closing date: Thursday 12 October 2017, at 4.30 pm AEST.