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Senior Lecturer – Process Design and Optimisation

Job No.: 646702

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $136,711 - $157,637 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them

At Monash, work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something ground-breaking – a place where great things happen.

We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That’s why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities. 

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The Opportunity

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is ranked one in Australia and 48th in the world. The Department received the highest rating of 5/5 (equal 1st in Australia) indicating “well above world class” research in chemical engineering in the recent Excellence in Research Australia assessment, and the Faculty of Engineering as a whole received a 5/5 rating.

The Department is very active in both education and research and has an international reputation for its quality research programs and postgraduate training. The Department has 26 academic staff, and over 150 postgraduate students. The Department prides itself on fundamental and industry-focused research.

The Department has internationally recognised research strengths in bioprocessing and biomaterials, particle technology, process design and optimisation, food engineering, rheology, energy transformation and sustainable processing, nanomaterials and particle technology, and waste processing.

The Department plays a major role in several major interdisciplinary research initiatives New Horizons, Green Chemical Futures, Monash Institute of Medical Engineering, the Monash Centre for Membrane Innovation, and the Monash Energy Institute. The Department has been the home of several large industrially focussed research initiatives including the Bio-Resource Processing Institute of Australia, CRC for Greenhouse Gas Technologies, National Centre of Desalination, and the Victorian Centre for Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing and the Chemicals and Plastics Innovation Network. The Department has also been very successful in attracting ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs, with three such hubs established in the last seven years. In addition, we have access via Monash University to the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing and the Australian Synchrotron.

Some of the duties will include:

  • Designing, implementing and reviewing educational innovations
  • Consultation with students
  • Lead unit/course development and/or team teaching and undertake relevant unit administration responsibilities as required
  • Lead teams to implement consistent and effective marking and constructive feedback practices
  • Actively engage in departmental, school, faculty and cross-campus, international initiatives or groups to advance education excellence and student success

As the successful candidate, you will have a doctoral qualification and an undergraduate degree in engineering, preferably in chemical engineering. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, curriculum development and industry experience in the discipline area with excellent planning and organisational skills is highly valued. 

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

Join the pursuit of our purpose to build a better future for ourselves and our communities – #ChangeIt with us.

Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

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.

To Apply

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Sankar Bhattacharya, HOD - Chemical and Biological Engineering,

Position Description

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Closing Date

Monday 6 November 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

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