Professor of Industry Practice in Open Pit Mining Geomechanics

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Apr 2024

22 Mar 2024
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Research Field

Environmental science
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

18 Apr 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
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Offer Description
  • Level E, full-time, 3-year appointment on fixed-term basis
  • Base salary range: $204,003 p.a. plus 17% superannuation and an attractive market allowance

The University of Western Australia is a leading global university, renowned for excellence in education and research. Today, UWA is among the top 100 universities in the world, number one in Western Australia and is one of Australia’s most respected research institutions.

About the team

The Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG) is a multi-disciplinary joint venture and UWA Research Centre which provides professional education, training, research and technology transfer services to the mining sector. The ACG works in the disciplines of underground, open pit and environmental mining geomechanics. The overall aim of the Centre is to improve mine safety and productivity.

The Centre’s research team conducts projects in the areas of open pit, underground and environmental geomechanics, and provides research positions for UWA Engineering PhD and Masters students. The translation of research outcomes and technology transfer to industry forms part of the Centre’s mandate and is an important focus of the Centre. As a result, the Centre has an excellent track record of transferring technology to the resources industry. 

About the opportunity

As the appointee, you will provide leadership in open pit mining geomechanics. You will develop, promote and conduct applied research, as well as training and technology transfer to the Australian and international resources industries in the field of open pit mining geomechanics.  

You will have extensive relevant industry experience and are committed to mine safety, applied research, and technology transfer for the resources industry sector.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position Description [Professor] [514880].pdf

To apply for this position, please include the following:

  • A letter of motivation
  • A statement that clearly demonstrates the extent to which you satisfy each of the selection criteria
  • A curriculum vitae that provides your personal details, qualifications and work history
  • The name, email and phone contact details of three referees who can be contacted for a confidential report. Your permission will be sought before referees are contacted.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Thursday, 18 April 2024

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

For further information, applicants are encouraged to direct enquiries to Professor Johan Wesseloo on +61 8 6488 3080 or via [email protected]

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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