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Job ID: 123715

Professor and Head of Department, Design
Monash University

Date Posted May 23, 2019
Title Professor and Head of Department, Design
University Monash University
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Department Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Application Deadline Jun. 9, 2019
Position Start Date Negotiable
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Design - Product Design
    Design - Industrial Art/Design
    Design - Graphic Design/Illustration

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, to learn more, please see the link below;

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" –

To preview the position description and to apply, please follow the link below;…


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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Contact Information

  • Professor Shane Murray
    Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
    Monash University
    900 Dandenong Rd, Caulfield East VIC 3145
    Melbourne, Victoria 3145
  • +61 3 9903 2494


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