Dst Chair Of Materials & Structural Experimentation

at RMIT University

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  • Bundoora East and Fishermans Bend location
  • Defence Science and Technology (DST) and RMIT University collaboration
  • Attractive salary on offer
  • Full time or part time, Fixed term contract, Up to 4 years (underpinned by a continuing position at Level D or E)

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

Aerospace Division's (AD) Structures and Materials Test Centre (SMTC) is a national asset, the largest and best equipped facility of its type in Asia Pacific. The SMTC has, in over 70+ years of operations, accumulated an impressive track record of research and client outcomes.

The Role

In this role, you will lead the University's research projects, collaborative research inputs and represent University interests. You will report into the Associate Dean of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Discipline and liaise with a range of partners. You will also provide assistance with short talks and seminars to Commonwealth Personnel. Situated in the School of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Aviation, the Joint Chair (RMIT JC) in Structures and Materials Experimentation, together with a joint Chair provided by the Defence Science and Technology (DST JC) will have oversight and be informed by the Joint Management Committee (DST/RMIT JMC) to develop, sustain, manage and lead a science and technology capability in structures and materials experimentation.

About You

You will have the ability to engage, lead, and develop graduate research students and research staff to deliver high quality research outcomes. A proven record of senior management of research within the aerospace sector and a high level of achievement in research and innovation in aerospace structural and materials engineering will be essential.

You will be an expert in your field and have an excellent record of research publications in Structures and Materials Experimentation, or Fatigue and Fracture or Quantitative Fractography. Furthermore, we will be looking for those individuals who possess a PhD or equivalent, and professional qualifications in one or more relevant disciplines along with strong teaching and learning capability to succeed.

As the successful applicant, you will successfully gain an Australian security clearance.

The Organisation

RMIT was named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in 2018 based on significant progress made in 2017, and Gold Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in recognition of our commitment to celebrating the diverse genders, sexes and sexualities (DGSS) of our community.

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

As a top 100 University in the world for engineering (2018 QS Rankings by Faculty; Engineering and Technology), RMIT Engineering provides students with work-relevant education programs, access to excellent research facilities and opportunities to engage in creative real-world project work through robust relations with local and international industry leaders.

To apply

To view a position description, please visit our careers website http://yourcareer.rmit.edu.au or for further information please contact Pier Marzocca on +61 3 9925 6061 quoting job reference Job Number 574502.

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

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and it is highly encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

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.

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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