Professor and Head of Department, Design Monash University Department of Design Australia

Professor and Head of Department, Design



Job Number: 591193


Location: Caulfield campus


Employment Type: Full-time


Duration: Continuing appointment


Remuneration: $184,687 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.


The Opportunity


Monash University is at the forefront of Australian higher education, a member of the elite Group of Eight universities and a fixture in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings. In this environment, the Faculty of Monash Art Design and Architecture (MADA) is a vibrant centre of creative practice, enriching the human experience through transformational design and visual practice.


Design at Monash has an ambition to lead the discipline through meaningful practices supported by sound methodology. The department operates at the intersection of critical creative thinking and execution, and collaborates widely with other disciplines including health services, engineering, business, information technologies and arts.


It is a time of growth for the department. We are presently recruiting design academics across a range of established and emerging specialisations, including service, experience, interaction and communication design, as well as design strategy and innovation.


If you are a people-focused team builder who has a strong passion for design education & research, coupled with a desire to nurture change and growth, we’d like to hear from you. Ideally you will have a doctoral qualification in design or a related field and a relevant track record of leadership.


Please apply by providing a cover letter, CV and specific response to the following selection criteria:


    Selection Criteria, point 2; A strong vision for the future of design education, research and practice based on an understanding of current and emerging challenges, in the Australian tertiary environment and professional communities


    Selection Criteria, point 3; Evidence of successfully fostering a research culture in a team and building and leading collaborative design research projects


    Selection Criteria, point 6; Demonstrated effective leadership capability, including team building, change management, strategic and financial planning and decision making, within a collegiate environment


You do not need to specifically address the other criteria. The recruitment committee will make an assessment based on your CV.


At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.  


For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


Position Description


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Professor Shane Murray, Dean, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture,+61 3 9903 2494.


For further information about this opportunity, please see the position prospectus.


Closing Date


Sunday 9 June 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

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