Associate Professor in Design Engineering

Deakin University - Engineering and Technology


The Associate Professor will provide outstanding research and academic leadership in the area of Design Engineering and promote the School within relevant corporate, government, industry, academic, and professional communities in Australia and internationally.

This will include:

  • Providing intellectual leadership within their specific areas of research, scholarship, or creative activity, including emerging recognition as a public intellectual.
  • Contributing to the leadership of major research projects, including internal and external collaboration to create new insights and opportunities.
  • Demonstrating teaching across all levels and modes (including for example in the cloud).
  • Contributing to the leadership towards the implementation of the University's Strategic Agenda.


  • PhD in Engineering (Mechanical, Civil) or Computer Science with skills in computational geometry or computational engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability in computer aided design, or computational geometry, or computational engineering that has been applied to design and/or optimisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to make a significant contribution to the Faculty's undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs in a manner that influences, motivates, and inspires students to learn.
  • Ability to contribute to the development and maintenance of partnerships with professional associations, with industry, and with education and research institutions.
  • Demonstrated personal qualities of leadership, innovation, and high motivation.

For a full list of the selection criteria please see the position description.

CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Associate Professor Bernie Rolfe (Tel: +61 3 5227 2417, Email:

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 10 January 2018.

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Deakin University values diversity, enables access, and promotes inclusion.

Deakin University is an employer of choice for women and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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