The University of Melbourne, Australia, Chair, Sustainable Cities, Depart. Infrastructure Engineering; app deadline 30 Sept 2013

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Reference: JOB36686
Application deadline: CLOSED

Department of Infrastructure Engineering
Melbourne School of Engineering
The University of Melbourne, Australia

Salary: Professor Level E plus 17% employer superannuation contribution.
An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated.

Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

The University of Melbourne has an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It is Australia's top university and a leader in higher education in the Asia Pacific region and around the globe.

The University in now seeking an exceptional candidate for the new role of Chair of Sustainable Cities at the Melbourne School of Engineering. The School is Australia's number one provider of engineering and IT education, it conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and works with a range of partners from academia, government and industry to address some of society's most critical problems. The quality of its programmes, staff and students helps to define engineering for the 21st century.

The Chair will be an academic leader of the highest calibre who is able to steer, develop and enhance the research programme in sustainability engineering applied to cities. He or she will have an outstanding research track record in selected areas of engineering and the built environment, and will combine disciplinary excellence with a strong commitment, ability to lead, and the ability to contribute to innovative and multi-disciplinary research programmes. The appointee will be expected to collaborate closely with industry, to attract substantial research funding, and to expand the research team. While the role focuses on providing research leadership, the new Chair will bring a passion for teaching and for training future leaders in engineering.

Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae detailing academic and professional qualifications, full employment history, and relevant achievements. The CV should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly how the candidate meets the criteria outlined in the person specification, why the appointment is of interest and what they believe they can bring to the role. As this role will be critical in furthering the University of Melbourne's Research Vision of impacting the three "Grand Challenges" it is also important to demonstrate an understanding and connection to these challenges in the application.

For position information go to, click on ‘Search for Jobs’ and search under the job title. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY VIA THE UNIVERSITY WEB SITE. We have engaged global executive search firm Perrett Laver to assist us in this recruitment. Completed applications should be uploaded at quoting reference 1382.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 30 September 2013. As part of this process candidates may be invited to communicate with University representatives in person or by videoconference. It is expected that final shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview at the University in late October.

Applicants should provide the names and contact details of at least three potential referees. These referees will not be approached without the proper consent of the applicant.

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