Professor and Chair of Transport Engineering Queensland University of Technology Science and Engineering Faculty

Professor and Chair – Transport Engineering
Science and Engineering Faculty

About QUT

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are one of the nation’s fastest growing research universities and our courses are in high demand. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years.

We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world. We are transforming the student experience we offer our 50,000 students and we place a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees.

Our internationally award-winning Science and Engineering Centre is home to The Cube, acknowledged as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces. QUT established the world's first Creative Industries Faculty, and we invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments.
Further information about QUT can be obtained from the website at

Our Vision

The QUT Blueprint 5 is our institutional strategic plan. It sets out priorities, strategies and key performance indicators to drive greater coherence and coordination of our efforts. Our overall vision for the future is:

 to provide outstanding real world education through physical and virtual learning environments and innovative courses that lead to excellent outcomes for graduates living in a diverse and complex environment characterised by rapid, transformative change;

 to focus on being a globally leading university that delivers solutions to the challenges of today and of the future through high-impact research that spans discipline boundaries and works in partnership with end users, leveraging our deep technological strengths and alignment to the human capital and innovation needs of the global economy;

 to strengthen and extend partnerships with professional and broader communities to build our reputation as a source of knowledge that is applied to real world challenges.

About the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are the engines of growth that underpin modern society and have a wide-reaching impact on our everyday lives. As Australia moves towards a knowledge-based economy, investing in research and education in these fields prepares both our students to have numerous graduate opportunities, and our economy to consistently innovate in the face of global competition.
The Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT was established in 2012 and has created a new era in STEM education with a repositioning of courses and research in these areas. Through the delivery of world class teaching and research combined with productive and sustainable partnerships the Faculty’s vision is to be the partner of choice for STEM education and research. The Faculty comprises six Schools and four Portfolios:

 Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering
 Civil Engineering and Built Environment
 Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences
 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
 Information Systems
 Mathematical Sciences


 Research and Innovation
 Learning and Teaching
 International and Engagement
 Faculty Services

The Faculty supports nearly 10,000 coursework students and 950 Higher Degree students in a wide range of courses including an innovative new Science degree introduced in 2013, new offerings in IT, Urban Development, Mathematics and a suite of Honours courses introduced in 2014, and a new Engineering program introduced in 2015.

Underpinning the transformation is the new $230 million Science and Engineering Centre at the Gardens Point campus - a world leading model and dynamic community hub providing exciting new learning and research spaces to put QUT at the forefront of education.

The Faculty’s strength will continue to grow with its partnership with QUT’s Institute for Future Environments (IFE). Working together, the Faculty and Institute engage researchers in large scale programmatic activities, allowing coordinated research to be undertaken at scale to address the global challenges of the future. In addition, the Faculty will continue its strong commitment to the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) with many researchers spanning both areas.

About the Civil Engineering Discipline

Civil engineering is the design, planning, construction and operation society's infrastructure. The fingerprints of civil engineers are visible in our buildings, roads, bridges, pipelines, railways, airports, mines, and water supplies. Beyond building, civil engineering also adapts infrastructure to meet real-world challenges such as overpopulation, natural disasters and climate change. Whether it's supplying electricity to a remote village, or finding new ways to recycle waste, civil engineers truly shape the world we live in today.
Teams of academics are actively engaged in research, teaching, and professional service across sub-disciplines of civil engineering.

Researchers have strong connections to the community of practising civil engineers, as well as leadership roles within the international academic community. Our researchers are involved in cutting-edge research programs, topics and projects across all of our sub-disciplines.

About the Position

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

1. Completion of a doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline area.
2. Proven record of engagement with extensive professional networks to build best practice for the discipline or unit.
3. Deep ability to build cohesive teams around mutually understood strategic objectives which are aligned to the outcomes of the university.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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

Further benefits can be found at the Working at QUT page.
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; or for further information about working at QUT contact Phoebe Broadley, HR Advisor on +61 7 3138 4134.

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please visit for 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 your outputs, 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.

Applications close 26 February 2017.

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