International, excellent, enterprising and inclusive, Monash is Australia’s largest university – with
70,000 students from more than 170 countries – an education and research powerhouse committed
to the great challenges of the age. A member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight research
intensive universities, Monash has a well-established reputation for innovation through research
collaboration and engagement with industry, and the strongest international competitive research
funding record of any Australian university.
Monash Food Innovation (MFI) takes a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the global challenges
impacting the future of food, providing a gateway to the University’s research, education and global
networks across the food and agribusiness food chain. Originally an investment between Mondelez
International and the Victorian government, MFI moved to Monash in 2016 and focusses on making
significant impact in developing partnerships across the food sector.
Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Enterprise), the Director MFI is
responsible for strategic and operational leadership of the unit. The incumbent will work closely with
academic colleagues, industry and government to mobilise Monash’s expertise, resources and assets
around the University’s five Global Impact Themes (Sustainable economies, Inclusive communities;
Biotechnology and therapeutics; Future materials and processes; Medical technologies and systems;
and Data, Artificial Intelligence) to contribute to solving the challenges in food and agribusiness and
develop sustainable, globally-connected food ecosystems.
Monash is seeking a leader with demonstrable experience of developing and leveraging
academic/industry partnerships across multiple disciplines. To be successful you will need proven
experience of working in or with the international food industry, have a strong focus on creating and
leveraging opportunities and the ability to work collegially with staff at all levels of the University. A
Doctoral qualification or equivalent accreditation and Professor or Associate Professor standing is
required, as well as recognition as a leading authority in a relevant discipline or industry sector.
The University has engaged Carol Watson Executive Search to assist in the recruitment process.
For a copy of the PD or to apply, please email Debbie Dickinson at email@example.com.
Your application must include a current CV, one-page cover letter and address the selection criteria.
For a confidential discussion please contact Brenda Gibbons (Australia, NZ, North America and Asia) or Sean Gillen (Ireland and Europe)
Applications close: Friday 25 October 2019