Associate Professor / Professor: Water Engineering (Level D/E)

University of South Australia
January 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:$153,058 - $168,279
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  • Based in UniSA STEM at the Mawson Lakes campus

  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Level D Salary Range: $153,058 - $168,279 per annum / Level E Salary: $196,201 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About the Role

    You will make a distinguished contribution to research in the field of water engineering, leading innovative and original inter-disciplinary research collaborations in sustainable water resources engineering, environmental hydraulics, and/or climate change impacts on water systems. You will attract competitive research grants and secure industry funding from your comprehensive industry connections, in order to produce research that is impactful and internationally recognised. You will supervise HDR students and contribute through your leadership to a positive culture of excellence, inclusivity and diversity.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Lead and conduct high quality research that attains national and international recognition, evidenced by citation and publication in high impact journals
  • Lead high performing teams and collaborate with researchers from national and international universities
  • Lead major national and international competitive funding initiatives
  • Demonstrate high-level leadership in contributing to a culture of research excellence and collegiality
  • Supervise postgraduate research students including PhD students, and successfully mentor staff across the Institute
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • A PhD qualification in a Water Engineering or a closely related field, and sustained levels of diversified research income from across national competitive grant schemes, government and industry sources
  • Demonstrated academic leadership including the ability to create and lead a strong inter-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of an ongoing and distinguished track record of high-quality publications consistent with leadership in either sustainable water resources engineering, environmental hydraulics and/or climate change impacts on water systems
  • Established significant and productive research collaborations with national and international stakeholders
  • Evidence of significant citation indices or equivalent esteem measures, as appropriate to the field of research
  • Significant record as a principal supervisor of successful HDR student completions and the mentoring of more junior supervisory staff
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on- site gym membership
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Culture

    As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

    How to Apply

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Jade Windsor, Senior Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 4486.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 22 January 2023


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