Professor – Science Estate Master Planning Lead

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jan 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0058447
Location: Parkville
Salary: Professor - Level E $209,428 p.a
Superannuation: Employer Contribution of 17%
Working Hours: Full-time
Basis of Employment: Fixed term 3 years

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.


This significant new position seeks to attract a visionary academic to scope, formulate, manage and deliver complex and interdependent projects within the Faculty of Science’s Master Planning Program spanning the Parkville, Werribee, Burnley, Creswick, Shepparton and Dookie campuses.

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Science and as a member of the Faculty of Science executive, you will work in partnership with the Dean and the capital planning team on the planning, program management, compliance and implementation of the Faculty’s physical infrastructure to ultimately deliver high-quality Learning, Teaching, Research and Support Service facilities. The project will be underpinned through engagement with key internal and external stakeholders, data and insights to define what state-of-the-art is in the future of education.

The position involves significant management responsibility in being able to plan, direct and manage major change. Success in this role will see you take a leading role in a project that will define the Faculty of Science and the Bachelor of Science for many decades to come.

About You

You are a distinguished academic, with a demonstrated track record of excellence in academia, and highly developed communication, negotiation and project management skills. You have a passion for driving innovation and educational excellence, as well as an understanding of the pressing needs facing humanity and the globe.

You will possess;

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

For full requirements, please refer to the Position Description attached.

About Us

Faculty of Science

Science at Melbourne is a global leader across fundamental and impactful scientific research and education. Science begins with curiosity, and we are dedicated to understanding the universe from the level of sub-atomic particles to the solar system. We aim to be leaders who positively impact the community locally and globally, addressing major societal issues from climate change to disease. Our discoveries help build an understanding of the world around us.

Employee Benefits

We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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How to apply

Your application submitted should include a Cover Letter and CV, along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

We encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. To allow us to consider performance relative to opportunity, we also invite applicants to provide a brief statement (up to 1 page) that describes circumstances that may have affected their career development or progression, including career interruptions or delays, periods of part time work, or forms of bias they have experienced.