Professor, Smart Sensors

JOB ID: 160450

SALARY RANGE: An attractive remuneration package to be negotiated (plus 17% super)

HOURS OF DUTY: Full-time

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Fixed term for 4 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement

LOCATION OF POSITION: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

THE OPPORTUNITY The Professor, Smart Sensors will be responsible for leading the research program in the broad areas of regional and rural development, smart agriculture technology and sensors. The Professor, Smart Sensors is expected to provide innovative leadership towards the implementation of the University's Strategic Agenda, and in the development of a culture of research excellence in the Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF) and is accountable for enhancing the research profile and output of the University.

YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR Leading major research projects and project teams, including internal and external collaboration to further Deakin's research activities and seek new research opportunities; Leading and sustain research collaborations and partnerships which have demonstrable outcomes, including significant international research programs or partnerships; Providing intellectual leadership beyond Professors specific areas of research, scholarship or creative activity, including recognition as an internationally recognised researcher; Leading the successful application of scholarly and research expertise to innovation and invention, with appropriate involvement in the commercialisation of outcomes, working with Deakin Research Commercial.

ABOUT YOU A relevant doctoral qualification or equivalent qualification. Recognition as an eminent authority at the national and international levels in research and scholarship, through publication or exhibition in high quality and high impact outlets. Demonstrated ability to develop effective high performing teams and to work effectively as a member and leader of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated evidence of national / international standing in Smart Sensors research relevant to Regional Industries, including agriculture, as evidenced by high quality publications in conferences and peer reviewed journals, particularly high quality international journals.

CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: David Halliwell, Director, Centre for Regional and Rural Futures, Tel: +61 3 5227 8499, Email:

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 2 October, 2016 We value our staff and understand that they are more than just their jobs, that's why we offer benefits that enhance work life. Further information on Deakin's workplace benefits can be found here:

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All applicants MUST provide a separate statement addressing each key selection criteria in addition to providing resume. 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.