Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 18 Apr 2017

Department of Infrastructure Engineering
School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Melbourne School of Engineering

Salary: $95,434 - $113,323 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Observing, modelling and forecasting terrestrial water and vegetation states and processes at a range of spatial and temporal scales is a critical area of water research to tackle a broad range of emerging water challenges. With recent advances in hydrological remote sensing and coupled earth system modelling, combined use of observation and modelling techniques is increasingly important for tackling the challenges and to integrate process knowledge in various parts of the terrestrial water system that provides more comprehensive water information to help manage water and environmental issues.

This position is one of the recently created full-time continuing 'Water and Environmental Engineering' academic positions in the Melbourne School of Engineering. The successful applicants appointed in this cluster hire will enhance collaboration and expand the scale and visibility of water research and teaching at The University of Melbourne. This exciting development will build on the existing team of water researchers who have a strong culture of collaboration, a well-established international research profile and extensive industry-linkages across the water sector in Australia. The School aims to make a significant contribution to a sustainable water future for Australia and other parts of the world experiencing water scarcity and hazards by both generating knowledge and educating engineers to implement this knowledge for society.

This position will be expected to develop an independent and internationally recognised research portfolio in a sub-discipline of computational hydrology and water forecasting complimentary to the current water research strengths in Melbourne School of Engineering. You will collaborate to enhance interdisciplinary research within the University and with outside organisations. You will also be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development within engineering and to further develop your professional education skills. The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to achieving the aims of the Water and Environment Program within the Melbourne School of Engineering (described in section 3.1). Appointed in Infrastructure Engineering, you will be expected to provide research leadership in your area of expertise, including project development and planning, project management, and supervision of research staff and postgraduate students.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, MSE is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across engineering disciplines. Under a Special Measure, under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) the School is seeking to lift the representation of women from 20% in 2014 to at least 25% over the next 5 years, and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates.

Close date:  18 Apr 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria*


*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/search/info/selection-criteria

Advertised:17 Mar 2017 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:18 Apr 2017 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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