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Timothy Barker
02-13-1995, 09:43 AM
Please find enclosed a position advertisement for a Professor in Biomedical
Engineering. Also enclosed are Selection Criteria and Duty Statement.
Interested persons are advised to contact the Human Resources Department for
a complete application package and any further information which may be
required.

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POSITION ADVERTISEMENT

QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL & MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
PROFESSOR OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
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QUT is one of Australia's largest universities operating on four campuses
with 25,000 students.

This new position will be located within the School of Mechanical and
Manufacturing Engineering, one of six schools in the Faculty of Built
Environment and Engineering. The School has three existing professorial
positions: the MIM Professor of Maintenance Engineering, the Fuchs Professor
of Tribology, and a Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

In 1994 the School introduced a four year full-time BE(Medical) course aimed
at producing graduate engineers to work in the design, manufacture and
maintenance of medical, sport and health related products and services. The
successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and enhancing
delivery of this course. He/She will lead a group of researchers within the
School as part of the Biomedical Science and Engineering Unit (BSEU) (a
collaborative venture between the Schools of Human Movement Studies,
Mechanical &
Manufacturing Engineering, and Physics), and in addition, will be expected
to establish close liaison with the medical profession, health related
agencies and relevant manufacturing and servicing industries.

Women are under-represented at QUT at this level; therefore suitably
qualified women are encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS: Applicants must have a PhD degree in engineering,
engineering science or related discipline. They should have extensive
experience in any of the following areas: tissue biomechanics, engineering
biomaterials, biomedical instrumentation, biomedical product design and
development, and rehabilitation/clinical engineering.

CONDITIONS: Tenurable appointment is available at the level of Professor
($80,176 per annum as of 6 February 1995). Conditions include subsidised
superannuation, relocation assistance and professional experience leave. New
professors at QUT are eligible for a $25,000 grant to use on work related
projects. Smoking is not permitted in QUT buildings or vehicles.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Before submitting an application, the duty statement,
selection criteria and information on the position and University should be
obtained from QUT's Human Resources Department, telephone (07) 864 5988 or
facsimile (07) 864 5684. For further information on the position contact
Professor Walter Wong, Head of School of Mechanical and Manufacturing
Engineering on telephone (07) 864 2410 or facsimile (07) 864 1469.

APPLICATIONS: Applications and envelopes should quote 49/95. Applications must
systematically address the selection criteria and include evidence of academic
qualifications and experience, plus the names, addresses, telephone and
facsimile numbers of five academic and professional referees. Applicants
should include best publications (up to three), highlighted on their
publication list with an asterisk.
Applications should reach the Human Resources Director, QUT, Locked Bag
No.2, Red Hill 4059, by 21 April 1995.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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QUT
DUTY STATEMENT

Position Details
Position title: Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Type of Appointment available: Tenurable Reference number:49/95

Organisational area: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Supervisor: Head, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Initial Campus: Gardens Point

Duties

General Standard

A Professor is expected to exercise a special responsibility in providing
leadership and in fostering excellence in research, teaching, professional
activities and policy development in the academic discipline within the
school or other comparable organisational unit, within the institution and
within the community, both scholarly and general.

Specific Duties

Specific duties of a Professor may include:

Academic Leadership

Play an active role in the maintenance of academic standards and in the
development of educational policy and of curriculum areas within
the discipline.
Initiate new research and teaching programs.
Attract and supervise postgraduate students.
Provide advice and support to staff and students to advance their
scholarship and research.
Involvement in administrative matters within the School and the Institution.
Foster a national and international exchange of ideas and debate in the
discipline.

Research and Scholarship

Conduct research that sets standards for the discipline.
Foster and actively develop the research commitment, skills and
performance of other staff and students.
Contribute to the improvement of the research methodology of the
discipline.
Contribute to the peer review of research.
Contribute actively to research activities and research
dissemination of learned societies, professional bodies and
international organisations.
Supervise postgraduate students in order to train them to a
research standard which achieves peer recognition, and to foster
their life-long learning.
Accept the responsibility for organising and administering
research facilities and personnel in the discipline.

Teaching performance and leadership

Foster and maintain excellence in teaching, and contribute
actively to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs.
Develop and promote innovative teaching methods and life-long learning.
Undergo teaching performance evaluation.
Provide advice to other staff within the discipline to enhance their
teaching skills.

Professional leadership

Participate in and provide leadership in community affairs,
particularly those related to the discipline, in professional,
commercial and industrial sectors where appropriate.
Serve on outside bodies, commissions and committees, interacting
with the media where relevant and representing the University in
Federal, State, industrial and commercial policy-making.

Other duties may include:

If called upon, to serve as Acting Head in the absence of the Head of School.
Act as the course coordinator for ME46 Bachelor of Engineering (Medical)
course.
If agreed with other members of the Unit, to serve as Director for the
Biomedical Science & Engineering Unit (BSEU).

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SELECTION CRITERIA

Position Details
Position title: Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Type of Appointment available: Tenurable Reference number:49/95

Organisational area: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Supervisor: Head, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Initial Campus: Gardens Point


Criteria for selection

Appointees must demonstrate an ability to undertake the duties
prescribed for the position and must possess the necessary skills required
for the position.

To be appointed as a Professor a candidate must meet the following
selection criteria to the satisfaction of the selection panel and the
University Council -
completion of a doctoral qualification in the relevant discipline
area or equivalent accreditation or standing.

distinguished level of attainment in two of the four areas of
achievement namely, teaching performance and leadership, research and
scholarship, academic leadership and professional leadership, at least one of
which must be in teaching performance and leadership or research and
scholarship.

meritorious level of attainment in the two remaining areas of
achievement (see attached definitions)

demonstrated good communicational and interpersonal skills.

Equivalent standing can be demonstrated by comparison of attainment in
areas relevant to academic employment with the standard attained in a
doctoral degree in the relevant discipline area.

* QUT Council has banned smoking in all buildings on Campus which are
operated by QUT. This policy also extends to QUT vehicles.

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Dr Timothy M Barker email t.barker@qut.edu.au
Lecturer in Medical Engineering phone (07) 864 5103
School of Mechanical & Manufacturing fax (07) 864 1469
Engineering
Queensland University of Technology
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane. QLD 4001
AUSTRALIA
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dr Timothy M Barker email t.barker@qut.edu.au
Lecturer in Medical Engineering phone (07) 864 5103
School of Mechanical & Manufacturing fax (07) 864 1469
Engineering
Queensland University of Technology
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane. QLD 4001
AUSTRALIA
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