Associate Professor/Professor in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering

RMIT University

Associate Professor / Professor in Civil & Infrastructure Engineering

Job no: 594829
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Engineering, Teaching, Teaching and Research

  • Full-time, Ongoing position 
  • Academic Level D or E ($145, 286 – $183, 148) +17% Superannuation
  • Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the role /College

The STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health (STEM) fields.  We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industry, as never before.

STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

RMIT's School of Engineering is renowned for its industry-relevant high-quality teaching and research, its globally competitive graduates, and its international linkages. The School of Engineering comprises a diverse range of disciplines: Aerospace Engineering & Aviation; Chemical & Environmental Engineering; Civil & Infrastructure Engineering; Electrical & Biomedical Engineering; Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering; Mechanical & Automotive Engineering.

As the Associate Professor you will provide leadership and foster excellence in teaching and research efforts of the School, within the University, and with the community, professional, commercial and industrial sectors. More specifically, you will be responsible for providing original, innovative and distinguished contributions to the School’s programs for maintaining and advancing their scholarly, research and/or professional capabilities relevant to the Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Discipline at a national and international level.  Within this role, you will also teach and make a significant contribution to teaching and learning in the Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Discipline with the aim of improving learning outcomes for students.

As the Professor you will be a senior academic and eminent researcher in the specialist field of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, contributing significantly to teaching and research outputs, building capability of staff and promoting strong academic performance. In this role you will provide high level research leadership developing and leading research project teams and programs and 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

About you

For both roles you will be expected to:

  • Lead the advancement of teaching in the discipline including initiating program improvements, improving academic standards, leading assessment design, conduct and moderation
  • Make an outstanding contribution to the governance and collegial life inside and outside of the University
  • Nationally recognised research track record including substantial record of research outputs in high quality outlets and emerging international recognition in the field of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Ensure implementation of best practice teaching strategies within discipline and dissemination of innovative practices across the University, including: initiating responses to emergent issues and integrating into curriculum development; leading improvement of academic standards, program review and course evaluations within and across disciplines.

Qualifications

  • Mandatory: PhD in Civil Engineering or relevant field.

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

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

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

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 any questions regarding this position, please contact Professor Kevin Zhang on kevin.zhang@rmit.edu.au.

Download File PD _ Associate-Professor_Civil and Infrastructure Eng.pdf

Download File PD_Professor_Civil and Infrastructure Eng.pdf

Applications close on Sunday 18th of April at 11:55pm.

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

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Application close: 18 Apr 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time