Professor and Head of Materials Science and Engineering

Melbourne (Suburb), Greater Melbourne (Inner) (AU)
$181,066 pa Level E (plus 17% employer superannuation)
September 06 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Job No.: 579973

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $181,066 pa Level E (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Enjoy the freedom to discover something new
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas – and the people who discover them
  • Take your research further with state-of-the-art infrastructure

Monash is full of thinkers and doers who are looking for their next challenge. So if you’ve forged a rewarding career so far, this role provides the perfect platform to join us. You’ll have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure and teaching spaces to do exciting work, along with opportunities to collaborate internationally. You’ll be part of a university that’s made up of inspirational, challenging thinkers and doers – and continue doing work that makes a lasting impact.

Monash University

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Monash University is one of the most research-active departments within Monash, and the top-ranked Materials Science and Engineering Department in Australia. Our graduates are in high-demand across industry, as well as in research, with research broadly focussed on the areas of Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Functional and Energy Materials, Metallurgy and Polymeric Materials.

To learn more about the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, please visit

The Opportunity

The Professor and Head of Materials Science and Engineering will be responsible for providing outstanding leadership and ongoing strategic development of the department. This academic leadership position is an exceptional opportunity to lead, foster and grow excellence in research and teaching in a broad range of discipline areas within the Department. The Head of Materials Science and Engineering will be called on to develop and implement a vision for the school that will maintain and grow the schools success, including building collaborative partnerships across the Faculty and University and externally with key partners, locally, nationally and internationally.

As the ideal candidate, you will be an active and distinguished researcher, capable of fostering research excellence, mentoring staff, and developing a suite of internal and external research links. A significant track record of international research leadership is required, as well as demonstrated expertise in education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels is also required.

The professorial appointment will be a continuing appointment in the Department and will include the role of Head of Department for an initial period of up to five years with the opportunity for renewal.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to How to apply for a senior academic position.


To apply and for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact: Professor Elizabeth Croft, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, +61 3 9905 3419.

Position Description

 Professor and Head of Materials Science and Engineering

Closing Date

Thursday 4 October 2018, 11:55 pm AEST