Job as Professor of Computer Systems at UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Parkville

role type: full-time; Continuing

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

Department/School: School of Informatics and Information Systems

Salary: Tier E – $209,428 per year plus 17% Super

The University of Melbourne seeks to recognize and respect the traditional owners of the land on which our campuses are located, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation and the Dja Dja Wurrung. We recognize that the land on which we meet and learn was the site of ancient ceremonies, celebrations, initiations and renewals and that local indigenous people have played and continue to play a unique role in the lives of these lands.

About – School of Informatics and Information Systems

The School of Computing & Information Systems (CIS) conducts research and teaching in a number of information technology disciplines, including software engineering, information systems and computer science. CIS is the top ranked School of Computing and Information Systems in Australia by all major rankings (THE, QS, ARWU). It offers a comprehensive range of IT and IS courses at all levels, including academic, engineering and business courses, and is at the forefront of computational research in Australia and internationally with close ties to major computational research initiatives including Melbourne Bioinformatics, CSL, The Cremorne Digital Hub and DATA61 by CSIRO.

The faculty aims to attract and retain outstanding personnel in order to maintain leading-edge research and teaching. We have an existing very successful research team in the field of vocation, a large number of PhD students and a sizeable cohort of PhD students in our Masters programs.

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About the role

The University of Melbourne is seeking an outstanding academic with expertise in computer systems, particularly in the areas of operating systems, networks, parallel and distributed computing, programming languages ​​or systems architecture, to join an internationally recognized group of academics within the School of Computing and Information Systems in the Faculty of engineering and information technology.

You will make a significant contribution to leadership in the Computer Systems discipline within the School of Computing and Information Systems. You ensure that computer systems research, teaching, and engagement flourish and serve as a mentor to computer systems staff.

You will also be actively involved in research within the school and wider university and will be expected to work in partnership with industry and government. This position reports to the school administration

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership in evaluating curriculum development and renewal at school, faculty and university levels
  • Build and maintain strong research activities, with a focus on interdisciplinary activities where appropriate
  • Assume leadership in the computer systems department
  • Actively collaborate with industry advisory groups and with external industry bodies to ensure a productive relationship between the university and the community around computer systems-focused disciplines

About you

To be successful in this role you will need a proven track record of collaborating successfully and the ability to initiate and develop highly productive relationships with leaders, staff and diverse stakeholders both within and outside the university, as well as the ability to develop these networks on a national scale and international level. You bring exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and are able to create and maintain effective working relationships that inspire students and staff, as well as other members of the school, university and the wider community. You also bring drive, energy and a vision to build and lead a world-class research program.

You will also have:

  • A research doctorate or equivalent degree in computer systems or a relevant field
  • A proven relevant world-class track record of high quality research and scholarship in computer systems as evidenced by research publications in high quality conferences, journals and technical reports and other performance indicators
  • A prestigious, high-calibre international reputation for research excellence in computer systems
  • A track record of leadership, including organizing workshops and conferences, developing supportive resources and engaging in outreach activities
  • A track record of attracting research funding from competitive funding agencies and other sources, including industry

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

About the university

The University of Melbourne is regularly ranked among the top universities in the world. We are proud of our employees, our commitment to excellent research and teaching, and our global commitment.

Benefits of working with us

Along with the opportunity to grow, be challenged, and be part of vibrant campus life, our employees enjoy a number of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working hours, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive compensation, 17% super, salary wrap and holiday loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellness services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% discount on graduate courses for employees and their immediate families

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Be yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, women, people of all ages, with disabilities, and people of cultural and linguistic diversity are encouraged to apply. Our goal is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join us!

If you think this position is right for you, please apply with your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you do not have to provide any information on the selection criteria in the job description.

We are committed to ensuring accessible and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process please contact us at [email protected].

Application deadline: February 14, 2023 11:55 p.m. OFF Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0058380_Computer systems_PD.pdf

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