Professor/Chair in Transport Engineering

Brisbane, Australia
08 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Position

This position contributes significantly to the leadership, strategic direction and conduct of civil engineering research generally and transport-related research more specifically within QUT. This research at QUT occurs within the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, across two research centres Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) and the Smart Transport Research Centre (STRC) as well as a major research institute, the Institute for Future Environments (IFE). The position will be enabled and benefit from engagement with and contribution to these areas.

This position is supported through the Transport Academic Partnership (TAP) by an agreement between the Queensland State Government (Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR)), Motor Accident Insurance Commission and the Queensland University of Technology. Similar positions are funded through the TAP at the University of Queensland and Griffith University with the three Chair Professors working in collaboration to deliver on an ambitious and impactful research agenda.

The objectives of the agreement are to:

  • build transport research excellence and capability in Queensland;
  • foster a collaborative partnership and strong alliance between government, industry and the academic sector; and
  • fund an enable transport related R&D activities that deliver positive outcomes for the transport system and the Queensland community.

In support of these objectives, this position has the following research focus areas:

  • transport safety and risk;
  • travel behaviour; network operations and management optimisation; and
  • transport data analytics.

The other research focus areas supported by the other university partners include:

  • transport planning;
  • transport geography;
  • transport economics;
  • freight and logistics;
  • public transport service planning;
  • public transport operations; and
  • remote sensing and image processing for traffic flow information.

This position reports to the Head, School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment for supervision, workload management and for Performance Planning and Review (PPR-AS).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the agreement and delivery of its research and development objectives as well as the administrative responsibilities.
  • Foster strong and productive relationships with stakeholders including fellow Chairs.
  • Develop national and international collaborative networks to enhance the quality of research and international reputation of the University.
  • Play a major role in scholarship, research, and leadership and engagement.
  • Provide effective mentoring and coaching to early and mid-career academics.
  • Contribute to the leadership of the School.
  • Implementing and administering University policy within the Faculty with respect to equitable access to education and workplace health and safety.

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on an ongoing, full-time basis.

Salary and Benefits

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Information for applicants

This position is open to Australian and International applicants. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.  QUT has an active support program for women in STEMM, and is in the pilot program for the national SAGE Athena SWAN project. For more information on QUT’s support for Women in STEMM, contact Tracy Straughan +61 7 3138 4080.

For further information about the position, please contact, Professor Stephen Kajewski, Head of School on +61 7 3138 2676 or; or for further information about working at QUT contact Bridget Heins, Talent Acquisition Specialist on +61 7 3138 4571 or

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please visit for reference number 17609.  

When applying for this position your application must include the following:

  • A current resume
  • A statement (maximum 2 pages) outlining your scholarly research objectives, focusing on how your  outputs, citations, grant funding and partnerships to date facilitate these objectives.
  • A statement (maximum 2 pages) of industry experience including your leadership of projects with specific examples of where innovation and impact has been generated for the industry.

Applications close 18 February 2018