Professor position at Deakin University: Professor Of Terrestrial Ecology

Deakin WordlyDeakin University is seeking a Professor Of Terrestrial Ecology.


School: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
Classification: Level E, Teaching and Research
Responsible to: Head of School
Hours of Duty: Full time, continuing
Location of Work: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Vacancy closes: Sunday 8 March, 2015
Vacancy reference number: 150037


The Professor will provide outstanding academic and research leadership in the area of terrestrial ecology and promote the School within relevant academic and professional communities in Australia and internationally. The appointee will initiate and contribute to School and Faculty teaching, research and program development and entrepreneurial activity in the area of ecology and environment.


  • Providing academic leadership
  • Building, leading and fostering multidisciplinary research activities in applied terrestrial ecology, and in so doing contributing to scholarly publication, the generation of research and commercial funding and the supervision of honours and postgraduate research students
  • Developing and managing novel and targeted teaching programs in applied ecology and conservation biology and making recommendations to the Head of School on matters of program and course development, maintenance and delivery, to ensure curriculum quality and relevance
  • Promoting the discipline of applied terrestrial ecology by forging strong relationships with professional groups, government and non-government organisations, overseas institutions, other academics, industry and the wider community


  • The appointee must enthusiastically embrace Deakin University’s Mission and Core Commitments
  • He or she must share the University’s values
  • The appointee must show a willingness to undertake leadership roles within the School, the Faculty and the wider University
  • PhD in a relevant field (or equivalent)
  • Outstanding academic leadership and professional expertise in the field of terrestrial ecology
  • Evidence of recognition as a leader in terrestrial ecology.


  • Deakin University values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion Deakin University is proud to be recognised as an organisation that offers a friendly and supportive working environment.
  • Our staff are committed to genuinely making a difference to thousands of people’s lives by contributing to excellence in their education.
  • We acknowledge the importance of providing a dynamic and diverse working environment and strive to offer variety in day-to-day roles as well as various career and professional development opportunities to assist staff to grow and progress their careers.
  • Deakin University staff have the opportunity to interact with colleagues from a diverse range of cultures and professional backgrounds, all who share a common interest in lifelong learning.
  • Furthermore, our staff enjoy the physical location and natural surrounds of our working environments, which they report as enhancing their job satisfaction.
  • Alongside our international and Australian partners, Deakin University operates on four main campuses; Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus, and the Warrnambool Campus.
  • We also have a location in the Melbourne and Warrnambool CBDs as well as learning centres across regional Victoria.
  • The University may require staff to work at other locations outside their primary place of work.


For more information contact Professor Guang Shi, Head of School, Tel: +613 9251 7619 or


Sunday 8 March, 2015


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