Associate Professor in Mechatronics and Virtual Reality

Geelong, Australia
28 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

SALARY RANGE: $136,960 to $150,646 pa (plus 17% super)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time and continuing
LOCATION: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


The Associate Professor will provide outstanding research and academic leadership in the area of Mechatronics and Virtual Reality and promote the School within relevant corporate, government, industry, academic and professional communities in Australia and internationally.

This will include:

  • Providing intellectual leadership within their specific areas of research, scholarship or creative activity, including emerging recognition as a public intellectual.
  • Contributing to the leadership of major research projects, including internal and external collaboration to create new insights and opportunities.
  • Demonstrating distinguished scholarly learning and teaching across all levels and modes (including for example in the cloud and in the clinical settings) at the national level, with evidence of an emerging international reputation.
  • Contributing to the leadership towards the implementation of the University's Strategic Agenda.


  • PhD in Mechatronics, Virtual Reality (VR), User Evaluation, or Human Factors.
  • Demonstrated ability to make a significant contribution to the Faculty's undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs in a manner that influences, motivates and inspires students to learn.
  • Ability to contribute to the development and maintenance of partnerships with professional associations, with industry and with education and research institutions.
  • Demonstrated personal qualities of leadership, innovation and high motivation.

For a full list of the selection criteria please see the position description

CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Associate Professor Ben Horan, Tel: +61 3 5227 2907, Email:

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 10 January 2018

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