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Engineering Academic Recruitment

Monash’s Faculty of Engineering invites outstanding academics to join our committed group of award winning academics focused on delivering excellence in teaching and research.


from Elizabeth Croft, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

Elizabeth Croft The Faculty of Engineering at Monash University is ambitious. Currently externally ranked as the top faculty in Australia, our ambition is much greater and our horizon internationally-focused. We are striving to make societal advances that contribute to solving world challenges in food, water, energy, disease and infrastructure. We recognise that as a faculty we are a global player and will be judged on how we compare to, and collaborate with, world leading institutions and organisations at all levels.

Monash Engineering has a wonderful body of academic staff who are researching many of the key areas of our time. Many of these areas are captured by our three cross-faculty research institutes in medical engineering, energy and resources, and infrastructure. The range and depth of skills we have is significant and the facilities excellent. New, multidisciplinary platforms, are being developed to bring together a range of themes, research groups and personnel, creating the basis for further success. We are looking to grow our academic numbers, and continue to seek and encourage the best academics in the world – new and experienced – to join us. We want to increase our breadth and assist in producing critical mass and depth.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we are currently seeking to build our capacity in the following areas of engineering research:

  • Environmental
  • Biomedical
  • Structural materials
  • Functional materials
  • Smart systems
  • Smart manufacturing

Diversity and inclusion is a core commitment of our university. We are proud to be awarded the prestigious citation of Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for our leading practice in advancing gender equity. Monash University is proactively ensuring the future of engineering is world-leading, inclusive and diverse.

Our leading University

At Monash we have a lot to be proud of:

  • Largest university in Australia.
  • Consistently ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.
  • An inspiring innovation and learning culture.

We are characterised by the people who work here with:

  • A sense of purpose.
  • A global outlook.
  • The skills and confidence to make positive change – to their own lives, and to the lives of those around them.

As a team we are inspired by, and driven to achieve the goals outlined in our strategic plan Focus Monash, which articulates the goals that will shape our future to 2020 and beyond – to be Excellent, International, Enterprising and Inclusive.


To undertake research and education of the highest international quality that addresses the great challenges of our age.


To build the strength, networks and scale of our international research and education across campuses and faculties to ensure they respond to the issues and opportunities of our region and the world.


To build enduring partnerships with industry, government and other organisations that will enrich our ability to innovate, to infuse our students and staff with enterprising capabilities and provide opportunities to apply our research to make a significant impact for the betterment of our communities.


To seek talented students and staff, irrespective of social or economic circumstances, and build a connected community of students and staff in a diverse University that is deeply engaged with the wider community.

We are the only Group of Eight university to be accredited as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

About Monash Engineering

  1. Join Australia’s number one engineering faculty
  2. Seeking academics committed to teaching and research excellence and social impact
  3. Strong industry connection

Monash’s Faculty of Engineering invites outstanding academics to join our committed team.

Monash is in the top 100 universities globally and a founding member of Australia's Group of Eight - the most research intensive universities in the country. Today, Monash Engineering ranks as the number one faculty in Australia for engineering and technology (Times Higher Education, 2017-2018). We presently have 152 academic staff, and 110+ research only staff and 800+ PhD students supporting our research. We’re renowned world-wide for the quality of our teaching and research, and the calibre of our graduates.


The Faculty will be investing over $15 million in new appointments over the next three years. We are seeking to appoint candidates to fill academic positions across all levels from Professor to Lecturer, to enrich cooperation and collaboration within and between departments as well as with complimentary faculties. Specifically Engineering are looking to recruit into:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Functional Materials
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Smart Systems (Construction / Infrastructure / Agriculture/Transport)
  • Structural Materials

Whilst these areas are of particular interest, exceptional candidates from all disciplines will be considered as will practice appointments.

At Monash you will experience our ambitious, collegial and supportive culture throughout each stage of your academic career. We empower, develop and nurture you to succeed with our targeted programs, and access to fantastic facilities, services and systems.

Across the University, Monash offers an integrated network of open-access world-class technology platforms that provide high-quality specialist research facilities and capabilities. You will have access to some of the world’s best engineering facilities, like the CAVE2 immersive visualisation platform, the Living Laboratory, the largest wind tunnel in the Southern Hemisphere, one of the world’s most powerful electron microscopes, and industry leading additive manufacturing machines in the Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing.

Significant investment is planned over the next few years which will include expenditure of over $250 million, including $165 million on a new Technology, Education and Design (TED) building.

Monash sits at the centre of Melbourne’s innovation precinct.  Bringing together world-class, cross-disciplinary teams to develop disruptive, breakthrough technology, at the Woodside Innovation Centre, Australian Synchrotron, and the CSIRO.  In addition to access to a number of major hospitals nearby the Victorian government is building the Victorian Heart Hospital (VHH) on Monash’s Clayton campus. An Australian-first heart hospital, bringing together the world’s best in cardiovascular care, research and training.

The Faculty of Engineering has a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and flexibility in the workplace.  At Monash we are proud to have been awarded the prestigious citation Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for our leading practice in advancing gender equity

About the roles

  • Environmental Engineering

    Areas of special interest include: Environmental modeling, monitoring and assessment Soil remediation and solid waste treatment Sustainable materials development including recycling and life cycle assessment Geomechanics Infrastructure adaptation to climate change Bioenergy Renewable energy Water

  • Biomedical Engineering

    Areas of special interest include: Cell and tissue engineering Bionics Medical micro- and nano-devices Neuroengineering Medical instruments Implantable and wearable devices Wireless body area networks Biomedical circuits and systems design Brain-machine/human-machine interfaces Biomedical imaging and signal processing Biomedical health informatics and data mining Biophysical modelling

  • Structural Materials Engineering

    Areas of special interest include: Materials Design and/or Materials Discovery Structural Materials, Metals and Alloys Hybrid, Architectured, or Composite Materials Ceramic Materials / Glasses Aerospace structures Applied Mechanics and numerical simulation

  • Functional Materials Engineering

    Areas of special interest include: Functional food 2D materials Electronic materials including photovoltaics and low-power wearable systems Ceramics Polymers Energy storage Membranes Artificial tissue Biomaterials Chemically dynamic processing Machine learning for materials design and development

  • Smart Systems Engineering

    Areas of special interest include: Power systems and smart grids Control and dynamical systems Robotics and sensing System design and process Intelligent transportation systems Smart cities and buildings Machine learning Smart construction Aerospace control Smart farming Intelligent infrastructure inspection and monitoring Circuits and Electronics Photonic and Optoelectronic Systems Telecommunication Networks

  • Smart Manufacturing Engineering

    Areas of special interest include: Design for manufacturing including design process thinking Augmented Reality applications to manufacturing Automation and the Internet of Things Product Lifecycle Management Mechatronics and Controls Design for additive manufacturing Additive manufacturing processes Machine learning for design and optimization of materials development and Processing

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