Program Lead, Transformational Learning

Brisbane, Australia
11 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sustainable Minerals Institute

One of the UQ’s eight research institutes, the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) consists of some 240 staff and postgraduate students covering the areas of mining and geology, mineral processing, environment and rehabilitation, social responsibility, safety and risk, water and unconventional gas. SMI is industry-focused and consequently works with many leading global resources companies and many small-medium enterprises and suppliers. SMI interacts strongly with governments and community. A priority for SMI is the development of talent and providing an environment for successful and rewarding careers.

Information about the Institute may be accessed on the Institute's web site at

The Institute recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes.  SMI strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities. 

The role

The successful appointee will develop and lead a significant multi-disciplinary program of education and training activities that, in its entirety, engages UQ researchers from multiple entities including SMI Centres and relevant Faculties, and which also engages industry partners and external collaborators. The objective of the program is to promote UQ’s brand and ability to transfer research outcomes to applied knowledge in resources sector applications.

The person

Applicants should possess a postgraduate qualification in an energy, minerals or sustainable development related discipline. You should also have extensive experience in an education leadership role in the area of mining, energy and/or sustainable development as well as broad-based and multi-disciplinary knowledge of mining and sustainable development concepts. Demonstrated ability to collaborate in the development and implementation of a vision for the SMI’s international education and professional development program as well as extensive experience in the development and delivery of education programs both in and outside of Australia including to participants from non-English speaking backgrounds will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months at HEW Level 10. The remuneration package will be negotiated upon appointment and will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Position Description

Download File 504161_3041730_Program Lead - Transformational Learning.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Neville Plint at

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.