Professor, Structural Engineering

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Oct 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)

8 Sep 2023
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Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)

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15 Oct 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description
  • Full-time, Continuing position
  • Salary Academic Level E + 17% Superannuation
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD and Bundoora campus

About You

The Professor is a senior academic and eminent researcher in the specialist field of Structural Engineering in the Civil and Infrastructure Engineering discipline, contributing significantly to teaching and research outputs, building capability of staff and promoting strong academic performance. You will provide high level research leadership, developing and leading research project teams and programs, fostering a vibrant research culture. You will be required to develop a high-quality and productivity-driven research network across RMIT and with external national and global partners.

As the Professor you will also teach and make a significant contribution to teaching and learning in the Structural Engineering, with the aim of improving learning outcomes for students. You will make a significant contribution to the planning and strategic direction of the School of Engineering, taking on major academic leadership roles involving participation in various committees within the School, College and University and external to the University, as appropriate.

To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • PhD in relevant field.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage award program/s and lead program reviews.
  • Demonstrate distinction at the national level and an internationally recognised research track record in Structural Engineering.
  • Proven ability to sustain and grow Research Groups and Centres through the attraction of external funding.
  • Extensive experience in attracting and supervising higher degree by research candidates to maximise research performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead improvement of academic standards, including implementing best practice teaching strategies and dissemination of innovative practices.
  • Evidence of demonstrated strategic leadership in a large organisational unit or University-wide initiative and effective membership of a management team that developed and achieved shared goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial, governance and quality management systems within a University.
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills including the ability to consult with senior executives, external bodies, produce executive reports, negotiate agreed directions, outcomes and targets within a collaborative environment.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the School of Engineering

The School of Engineering (within STEM College ) is based on innovation and creativity. Our disciplines provide programs with flexible pathways to global careers or postgraduate research encompassing:

  • Aerospace Engineering and Aviation;
  • Chemical and Environmental Engineering;
  • Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Electrical and Biomedical Engineering;
  • Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering Mechanical and Automotive Engineering; and
  • Manufacturing, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering.

Click here for more information about the School.

To Apply

Please submit your CV, covering letter, and a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

For further information about this position, please see Position Description hyperlink below or contact Kassie McKnight, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor via email on

Position Description - Professor, Structural Engineering

Applications close on Sunday, 15th October at 11.59pm.

About RMIT University

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 96,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. The University's mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students to prepare them for life and work.

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RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via or visit our Careers page for more contact information -

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