Professor of Interaction Design
Monash University Faculty of Information Technology

Professor of Interaction Design

Job No.: 643599

Location: Clayton or Caulfield campuses

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $197,952 pa Level E (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers. 

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

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Information Technology aims to lead global IT research and education, while offering a range of accredited courses that transform our graduates into highly skilled and sought after IT professionals, equipped to work globally. 

The Department of Human-Centred Computing (HCC) is at the forefront of revolutionising digital technologies yet ensuring that people are central as we refigure our societal, organisational and environmental relationships. To this end, The Department of HCC is looking for a senior academic who can provide leadership in human-centred interaction design.

As the successful candidate, you will take a leadership role in the Department of HCC, playing a prominent role in shaping the teaching and professional activities and policy development of the department.

Specific duties required of a Level E academic may include:

  • Providing strategic direction for interaction design and contributing to current research activities
  • Fostering research excellence through procuring competitive research grants, leading significant research project
  • Providing leadership in teaching, curriculum development and research training, as well as the expansion of the faculty’s HDR program
  • Maintain and broaden collaborative partnerships with external agencies both nationally and internationally
  • Engaging with relevant national and international professional organisations
  • Other duties as directed from time to time

The successful applicant must have a doctoral qualification in human-computer interaction or a design discipline such as architecture, experience design, human-centred design, or visual design, or equivalent accreditation and standing, and be recognised as a leading authority in interaction design.

To be considered for this role, you will have demonstrated experience in establishing a strong collegial program of research capable of attracting substantial external funding. You will have demonstrated international leadership in the relevant discipline, with a reputation for being an expert in the field (e.g., published in top tier journals) and delivering research excellence through procuring competitive research grants. You will have proven innovative and inspiring scholarship including supervision of high-quality PhD students.

With a flexible attitude and responsiveness to diverse staff needs, you will also be able to consult and liaise confidently with senior-level stakeholders. You will have demonstrable experience liaising with external bodies, both national and international, ensuring compliance with numerous frameworks and policies. As a strong inclusive leader who is receptive to feedback, you will strive towards excellence at all times and continue to maintain our positive culture and morale. With a desire to challenge the status quo in support of Faculty and Department interests, you will be passionate and able to maintain high levels of innovation to promote positive change and process improvement.

The Benefits

We offer you an engaging and dynamic role that includes many opportunities to network with highly motivated colleagues around the globe, as part of a committed and professional team. Our collaborative and supportive environment will offer you many benefits, including a competitive salary and opportunities for training and development. This challenging role will deliver great rewards to the right applicant.

A competitive remuneration package, including employer superannuation contribution of 17%, relocation and travel assistance, removal allowance, salary packaging and generous parental leave. Additionally, Monash offers a range of development programs, support for research study and overseas work, and flexible work arrangements.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills and successes of our staff. We invite you to apply to join us as part of our dynamic learning programs and high quality research environment.

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.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to How to apply for a senior academic position.


Professor Kim Marriott, Head of Department (Human-Centred Computing), Faculty of Information Technology, +61 3 9905 5525

Position Description

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Closing Date

Thursday 15 December 2022, 11:55pm AEDT


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