Associate Professor/Professor in Biological Sciences

Melbourne, Australia
13 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time


International, excellent, enterprising and inclusive, Monash is Australia’s largest university – with 70,000 students from more than 170 countries – an education and research powerhouse committed to the great challenges of the age. A member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research intensive universities, Monash has a reputation for innovation through research collaboration and engagement with industry, and the strongest international competitive research funding record of any Australian university.

Athena SWAN Charter

The School of Biological Sciences is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equity, fairness, respect and openness. This is an important first step in affirming women within the school, one that we can build upon, as the University engages in addressing the Athena SWAN Charter. Consequently, women are especially encouraged to apply for this position. Monash University is invested in increasing the representation of women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering,  Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM). Applications from female candidates are highly encouraged. 

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Science is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic with internationally recognised expertise in the field of the broad area of biological sciences within the School of Biological Sciences. The school aspires to excellence in research, teaching and learning, and drives innovative practices in all. The faculty’s principles are underpinned with strong strategic alignment to industry and government, through sustained recognised international connections and partnerships. 

This exciting and challenging senior position requires an appointee capable of:

  • leading innovative and transformative research initiatives
  • raising the profile of Biological Sciences within the University
  • building a strong and cohesive multi-disciplinary group that fosters collaboration
  • supporting the development and teaching of biology broadly in undergraduate courses and postgraduate degrees
  • dynamically engaging with industry, government and community organisations, including academic and professional societies.

The ideal candidate will have a strong reputation in Biological Sciences and a capacity to show scientific leadership of high impact research and an in-depth knowledge of stakeholder needs. 


The appointment will be made at the level appropriate to the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience and will be on a continuing basis. 

The Benefits

Salary Level D $140,565 - $154,853 pa (plus 17% employer superannuation)

Salary Level E $181,066 pa (plus 17% employer superannuation) 

Relocation travel and expenses, as well as salary packaging options are available.

Monash offers a range of professional development programs, support for research, study and overseas work, generous parental leave and flexible work arrangements. 


Confidential enquiries regarding the position may be made to:

Professor Moira O’Bryan, Head of School, Telephone +61 3 9905 5650 

Position Descriptions

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Download File PD - Associate Professor of Biological Sciences


Sunday 22 October 2017, 11.55pm AEST

The University reserves the right to appoint by invitation.