Professor and Deputy Director, Manufacturing Futures Research Institute

Melbourne, Australia
11 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Swinburne University of Technology is a university built on the premise of pursuing research that transforms industries and shapes lives and communities. It is a University that values collaborative partnerships with industry, government and NGOs, and engages in research that is truly interdisciplinary, with the aim of providing solutions to the key challenges facing our world today.

Swinburne University of Technology is now seeking candidates for the role of Deputy Director, Manufacturing Futures Research Institute (MFRI). This position will involve the development and leadership of the industrial automation capability within the MFRI and will support Swinburne’s world-leading research in Industry 4.0. This position is expected to generate high-quality research output, attract significant external research funding, offer strong mentorship to early career researchers, supervise and attract relevant higher degree candidates. Significantly, the appointee will continue to strengthen the MFRI’s industry engagement agenda.

The ideal candidate will have an outstanding research record in robotics, mechatronics, industrial automation or a related field. They will also have demonstrated links with the wider discipline research community and related industrial organisations. An effective influencer with a deep commitment to multidisciplinarity, they will display an appetite to lead international research initiatives spanning both academia and industry in the area of manufacturing automation.

A joint appointment with the School of Engineering, the role will comprise both a continuing professorial position and an appointment as Deputy Director of the Manufacturing Futures Research Institute, the latter will be for an initial period of three years and renewable subject to mutual agreement. The role of Deputy Director comes with a salary loading commensurate with experience and achievements.

A detailed information package is available at quoting reference 3645. Should you have additional questions please contact Arturo Uriostegui in the Sydney office of Perrett Laver at or on +61 (0)2 8354 4027.

The closing date for applications (consisting of a CV and a covering letter) is noon AEST Friday, 20th July.

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