Position type:

Full time


An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant

11 Jan 2017
26 Feb 2017

Full details:

Reference number: 16632

Join QUT and contribute to the leadership, strategic direction and conduct of civil engineering research and transport-related research.

This position contributes significantly to the leadership, strategic direction and conduct of civil engineering research generally and transport-related research more specifically within QUT. This research at QUT occurs within the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, across two research centres Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), Smart transport Research Centre (STRC) as well as a major research institute, the Institute for Future Environments (IFE). The position will be enabled and benefit from engagement with and contribution to these areas.

This position is supported through the Transport Academic Partnership (TAP) by an agreement between the Queensland State Government (Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR)), Motor Accident Insurance Commission and the Queensland University of Technology. Similar positions are funded through the TAP at the University of Queensland and Griffith University with the three Chair Professors working in collaboration to deliver on an ambitious and impactful research agenda.

The objectives of the agreement are to:

  • build transport research excellence and capability in Queensland;

  • foster a collaborative partnership and strong alliance between government, industry and the academic sector; and

  • fund an enable transport related R&D activities that deliver positive outcomes for the transport system and the Queensland community.

In support of these objectives, this position has the following research focus areas:

  • transport safety and risk;

  • travel behaviour; network operations and management optimisation; and

  • transport data analytics.

The other research focus areas supported by the other university partners include:

  • transport planning;

  • transport geography;

  • transport economics;

  • freight and logistics;

  • public transport service planning;

  • public transport operations; and

  • remote sensing and image processing for traffic flow information.

This position reports to the Head, School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment for supervision, workload management and for Performance Planning and Review (PPR-AS).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the agreement and delivery of its research and development objectives as well as the administrative responsibilities.

  • Foster strong and productive relationships with stakeholders including fellow Chairs.

  • Develop national and international collaborative networks to enhance the quality of research and international reputation of the University.

  • Play a major role in scholarship, research, and leadership and engagement.

  • Provide effective mentoring and coaching to early and mid-career academics.

  • Contribute to the leadership of the School.

  • Implementing and administering University policy within the Faculty with respect to equitable access to education and workplace health and safety.

  • To be appointed as a Professor the successful applicant must meet the position classification standards outlined in the QUT Enterprise Agreement (Academic Staff).

Real World Capabilities

To deliver on QUT’s global, collaborative and connected vision requires a workforce that embodies the following capabilities:

  • Agility and openness to change

  • Connectivity and collaboration (intra and inter-disciplinary)

  • Cultural inclusion

  • Digital literacy

  • Future-focused thinking (strategic, innovative & design and entrepreneurial)

  • Global in intent and reach

  • Leadership of strategy, action and others

  • Performance and resource management

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on an  ongoing, full-time basis.


Gardens Point campus

Selection Criteria

  • Completion of a doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline area.

  • Proven record of engagement with extensive professional networks to build best practice for the discipline or unit.

  • Deep ability to build cohesive teams around mutually understood strategic objectives which are aligned to the outcomes of the university.

  • Demonstrated success in enhanced research and graduate outcomes through leveraging national/ international networks to build or enhance the reputation of the university and its outcomes.

  • Significant evidence of clarity as a strategic thinker, able to be adaptive and future oriented in a way that provide real impact to the discipline/university.

  • Proven record viewed as a strong evidence based leader who embraces a continuous improvement framework

Salary and Benefits

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible benefits. With competitive remuneration and 17% superannuation, the University offers real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation that is proud of its excellent employment conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced working year scheme

  • Parental leave provisions

  • Study support encompassing leave and financial assistance

  • Comprehensive professional development

  • Salary Packaging

Information for applicants

The position is open to Domestic and International applicants. Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For further information about the position, please contact, Professor Stephen Kajewski, Head of School on  +617 3138 2676 or s.kajewski@qut.edu.au; or for further information about working at QUT contact Phoebe Broadley, HR Advisor on
+61 7 3138 4134.

Further benefits can be found at the Working at QUT page.

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please click 'Apply Online' and search for the reference number 16632.  

When applying for this position your application must include the following:

  • A current resume

  • A statement (maximum two (2) pages) outlining your scholarly research objectives, focusing on how youroutputs, citations, grant funding and partnerships to date facilitate these objectives.

  • A statement (maximum two (2) pages) of industry experience including your leadership of projects with specific examples of where innovation and impact has been generated for the industry.

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