Professor/Associate Professor in Autonomous Maritime Systems

Location
Launceston, Australia
Posted
31 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2017
Ref
1469_1_1317_0
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The University of Tasmania is the fourth oldest university in Australia, established in 1890. Ranked in the top 2 per cent of universities globally and in the top 10 Australian research universities, the University has a reputation for excellence in learning, teaching and research.

The Australian Maritime College (AMC), an Institute of the University of Tasmania, is a specialist national tertiary institution providing education, training, research and consultancy for the maritime industry. The National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics (NCMEH) is an innovative and progressive engineering centre offering distinctive maritime engineering degrees (Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering and Marine and Offshore Engineering) not available at any other university in Australia or New Zealand. It is expanding its maritime engineering research and research training and has a critical mass of specialised expertise and a suite of world-class hydrodynamic research facilities.

AMC has a new Autonomous Maritime Systems Laboratory (AMSL) housing a powerful new underwater polar capable vehicle. This is an Explorer-class vehicle from International Submarine Explorer (ISE) that is capable of diving to depths of 5,000 meters and travelling over 100 kilometres under thick ice. It is programmed to collect data on research missions and help scientists answer important questions about the Antarctic. The laboratory also houses a Gavia AUV and soon a Remus100 AUV.

The role of Professor/Associate Professor in Autonomous Ocean Systems or Risk of Autonomous Ocean Systems is a research focused role aimed to strengthen research leadership in the AMSL. You will lead and develop research Initiatives in autonomous ocean systems both in operations related to science data acquisition in the Antarctic, as well as applications of autonomous underwater and surface vehicles in maritime defence, the offshore oil and gas industry, subsea mining and ocean environmental monitoring.

Specifically, the Professor/Associate Professor in Autonomous Ocean Systems or Risk of Autonomous Ocean Systems is responsible for:

  • Providing leadership in assisting the University to achieve its high-level objectives and fulfil its operational responsibilities, particularly by contributing to the development and implementation of strategy and by building an area of recognised strength.
  • Undertaking high-quality research of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and successfully supervise research higher degree students to completion; the incumbent is expected to meet and regularly exceed the University's research performance expectations for Level D.
  • Undertaking scholarly undergraduate and postgraduate coursework teaching of an exemplary quality and provide leadership in key areas of learning and teaching in the discipline.
  • Undertaking scholarly undergraduate and postgraduate coursework teaching of an exemplary quality and provide leadership in key areas of learning and teaching in the discipline.
  • Providing exemplary academic leadership, particularly in fostering outstanding research and learning and teaching, and in nurturing and facilitating the career development of other staff.
  • Providing leadership in the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally, nationally and internationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.

You will be employed on a full time, ongoing basis.

To be considered, you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • An outstanding record in, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved international recognition and made innovative, distinguished and sustained contributions to the field, demonstrated by an exemplary record of high-quality publications, presentations at conferences and continued success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • Demonstrated capacity to build successful research teams.
  • An outstanding record of successful research higher degree student supervision and completions appropriate to the level of appointment and past opportunity.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated achievement in University-level learning and teaching.
  • Proven ability as an academic leader, with a strong record in team building and creating effective working relationships, along with a capacity to foster excellence in research and teaching and to support and facilitate the career development of staff.
  • A demonstrated capacity to build and maintain effective and productive links locally, nationally and internationally with the discipline, interdisciplinary domain, profession, industry and/or wider community.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level D/E and will have a total remuneration package of up to $200,169 comprising a base salary range of $134,000 to $171,085 plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Tess Moore on +61 409 912 706.

** Applications can be submitted via the University of Tasmania website and must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria. The position description for this role is available on the website.

Applications close Thursday, 23 November 2017.