Head of Department, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Salary Not specified
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University

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’s Faculty of Engineering is one of the largest in Australia, renowned worldwide for the quality and calibre of our teaching, research and graduates. Our research activities provide a platform for establishing a thriving educational enterprise and our staff are committed to creating a dynamic learning environment.

We are currently seeking an outstanding academic to lead the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE). The Department aims to educate the next generation of leaders in the profession of engineering, generate new knowledge and insight into the processes that govern our discipline, and provide service to the community, our profession and industry. We are the largest department within the Faculty in terms of student numbers and we are renowned for our world class research facilities and research institutes.

The successful candidate will be expected to bring a strong personal commitment and reputation in both education and research. They will play a key role in leading and developing research initiatives in areas such as smart manufacturing, energy and robotics. Drawing on the Monash Maker Space and the Woodside Building for Technology and Design, the Head will expand project-based learning opportunities for students through support of innovative curriculum design. Through their leadership, the Head will foster collaboration within the department, with national colleagues, industry, and international researchers, creating an environment that fosters and supports sustained growth.

The Benefits

An attractive remuneration package (which includes employer superannuation contribution of 17%), an attractive start-up package, relocation travel, removal allowance, salary packaging and Visa Sponsorship are available.

Monash offers a range of professional development programs, support for research, study and overseas work, generous maternity leave and flexible work arrangements.

Monash University also strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully embrace the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.


Monash University will be supported in a global search for this appointment by the executive search firm Perrett Laver. If you wish to discuss this role further in confidence, please contact;

Mazin Almaimani on +61 (2) 8354 4020 or Mazin.Almaimani@PerrettLaver.com


For more information and to submit your application please visit the Perrett Laver website at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 5035.

Your application must address the selection criteria.  Please refer to How to apply for a senior academic position.

Applications close on Friday 21st May at 5.00PM AEST.