Director, SensiLab

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Monash University

Melbourne, Australia

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Role Managed by:

Kieran Pollentine

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: $143,376 - $157,950 pa Level D / $184,687 pa Level E (plus 17% employer superannuation), salary loading will apply for the Director role

Closing Date: 29/11/2019

Director, Sensilab

Job No.: 594566

Location: Caulfield campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: The Professorial or Associate Professorial appointment will be a continuing appointment and will include the role of Director for an initial period of 5 years with the opportunity for renewal

Remuneration: $143,376 - $157,950 pa Level D / $184,687 pa Level E (plus 17% employer superannuation), salary loading will apply for the Director role

The University

Monash is one of Australia’s leading Universities and consistently ranks among the world’s top 100. Part of the prestigious Group of Eight Universities, we help change lives through world class research and education. So if you’ve forged a rewarding career so far, this role provides the perfect platform to join us. You’ll have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure and teaching spaces, and will be part of a University that’s made up of inspirational, challenging thinkers and doers – and continue doing work that makes a lasting global impact.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.


Part of the Computer-Human Interaction and Creativity (CHIC) Discipline Group, SensiLab is a multi-disciplinary, bespoke research facility dedicated to the future of creative technology, based at Monash’s Caulfield Campus. Jointly supported by the Faculties of Information Technology and Art Design and Architecture (MADA). SensiLab explores the untapped potential of technology, its impacts on society and the possibilities it presents.

SensiLab’s dedicated research space encourages enthusiasm, curiosity, seamless collaboration and unrestricted experimentation. It covers a 500m2 space that includes state-of-the-art facilities in visualisation, digital fabrication, robotics, electronics design and prototyping, digital cinematography, motion capture, sound and digital music production.

The Opportunity

As Director you will be responsible for leading the SensiLab team: contributing to and directing its research programs; developing industry, commercial and cultural partnerships; directing and contributing to SensiLab’s outreach and educational activities; and supporting and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration with MADA, other parts of CHIC and the Faculty of IT, as well as the wider university.

This is an opportunity to set and lead the strategic direction of the Lab, spearheading internal, national and international collaborations, and building an effective team with a strong sense of common purpose in support of these aims.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.

The Benefits

A competitive remuneration package, including employer superannuation contribution of 17%, relocation travel, removal allowance and salary packaging, will be offered to the successful candidate.

Additionally, Monash offers a range of development programs, support for research, study and overseas work, generous maternity leave and flexible work arrangements.

Position Description

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For further information and initial enquiries please contact the executive search firm Perrett Laver at or by +61 2 8354 4000.

How to apply

To apply please upload your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter using the 'Apply Now' button below before 12 noon AEST on Friday 29th November 2019.