Head of Department, Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering

Salary Not specified
Apr 11, 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 Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE). The Department offers internationally recognised undergraduate and research programs in telecommunications, electronics, robotics, biomedical engineering, computer systems, and electrical power systems. We maintain strong links with engineering professionals to ensure our programs remain at the leading edge of professional practice, and enjoy a vibrant and diverse research culture.

The successful candidate will be expected to bring a strong personal commitment and reputation in both education and research. They will expand the Department’s international profile and its interdisciplinary reach whilst leading innovative pedagogical activities to provide our students with a University experience of the highest standard. Taking an active role in mentoring and development, they will inspire and motivate academic staff across their department to achieve their full potential, and play a key role in connecting staff to the Faculty of Engineering’s vision and objectives. 

The Benefits

A competitive 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;

Talia Walker on +61 (2) 8354 4026 or Talia.Walker@PerrettLaver.com


For more information and to submit your application please visit the Perrett Laver website at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 5034.

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.