As the leading provider of engineering and IT education and research, we are committed to designing solutions today for the problems of tomorrow.
We are entering an exciting juncture as we work towards transforming engineering and IT research and teaching at the University of Melbourne, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future — the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live.
The University of Melbourne is home to some of the best thinkers in the world, adding to a collective and diverse knowledge, which works to address the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time. Consistently ranked among the top 30 universities worldwide, we are passionate about developing the next generation of engineering and IT professionals.
We strive to provide both the environment and opportunities that will help our people build and enhance their careers. It is an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE.
We value, support and respect the unique views, knowledge and individual experience of our staff. We are committed to supporting them to realise their potential. Our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding those contributions:
- Flexible working
- Subsidised facilities including gym and parking
- Discounts for medical, optometry and dental treatment, veterinary services, and health insurance
- Exceptional personal and professional development
- Learn How We Hire
We know that the expertise and diversity of our staff will drive innovation and enable us to deliver our ten-year strategy, MSE 2025. Read more on our FAQs around how we hire at MSE.Find out more
- Addressing the Selection Criteria
Joining MSE will ensure you are challenged and inspired to support the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and research for the betterment of society. If you’ve found a position that interests you, we invite you to submit your application. Read more for tips on how to complete your application and address the selection criteria.Find out more
- Diversity and inclusion
We are seeking to attract and retain world-class employees and students and we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. Diversity and inclusion in engineering and computing is essential because the makeup of our academic and professional staff workforce needs to reflect the communities we seek to serve.Find out more
MSE 2025 strategic plan
- $1B investment in people and infrastructure at MSE
- $62.7 million in MSE research income
- Investing in 100 new academic roles at MSE
- Investing in 50 new professional staff roles at MSE
As the leading Australian provider of engineering and IT education and research for over 150 years, MSE is built around three key pillars: valuable research, captivating teaching and learning, and effective engagement to better engineer solutions today for the problems of tomorrow.
Our ten-year strategy, MSE 2025, is our School’s commitment to bring to life the University-wide strategy Growing Esteem and reinforces the University of Melbourne’s position as one of the best in the world. Investment in new infrastructure, strengthening industry engagement and growing the size and diversity of our staff and student base to drive innovation and develop the transformative technologies of the future are all fundamental principles underpinning MSE 2025.
Putting knowledge into action, MSE is set to open two major new sites within the next five years. The Fishermans Bend campus will facilitate collaboration with leading local and international organisations across the transport, energy, manufacturing, water, food, mining, defence and infrastructure sectors.
The second precinct sits adjacent to the University’s main Parkville campus at the site of the old Royal Women’s Hospital. It is being redeveloped into Australia’s leading innovation hub, hosting researchers, companies, government bodies and community members. Across both sites, we will see unprecedented opportunity for collaboration and knowledge pooling amongst some of the world’s brightest engineering minds.
MSE 2025 is our bold 10-year strategy to transform the future of engineering and IT at the University of Melbourne and it’s never been a more exciting time to join us.
School of Computing and Information Systems
We are international research leaders in computer science, information systems and software engineering. We are focused on delivering impact in three key areas: data and knowledge, platforms and systems, and people and organisations.
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
The CBE School integrates the expertise and capabilities of the Chemical and the Biomedical Engineering Departments. The resulting mix of skills creates new horizons for engineering and enables the realisation of transformative new ideas into practical innovations. Our goal is to facilitate knowledge acquisition, research excellence, and its translation into technological, societal, industrial and medical innovation.
School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
We are a vibrant community of internationally-recognised researchers focused on addressing major challenges in power systems, computation networks, electronic devices and materials, and systems engineering.
Working with experienced professionals and leaders in their fields will enable you to activate your career and design your future.
Our IT Services team delivers exceptional technology experiences to support MSE’s teaching, research and engagement. Our approach is collaborative and innovative to provide solutions that streamline and simplify our technology processes. We play a leading role in supporting the IT needs of staff and students across our campus.
Our Finance and Performance team will help shape the financial and commercial growth and a sustainable future of the School. We work closely with our academics and leaders to achieve smart commercial solutions to support outcomes for our students and industry partners worldwide. We offer career paths in management accounting, business analysis and finance partnering. Our team is valued for our forward-thinking business advice including commercial analytics, evaluation, budgeting, finance and performance.
Our Marketing and Communications team leads the development and implementation of marketing and communications strategy to position the University as a world leader in engineering and IT education and research. We offer roles in specialised marketing, media and communications, digital and online channels, and brand management. Our dynamic team leads innovative initiatives vital to the achievement of MSE’s strategic plan.
Our Human Resources team plays a key role in building capability for MSE’s future by attracting, retaining and developing exceptional talent. We aim to create a supportive environment in which our staff flourish to deliver our business goals. We are culture and engagement champions, focused on working collaboratively every day to empower and develop our people across all areas of the business.
Our campuses are a central part of the University and provide bespoke infrastructure and technology for research, teaching, learning and engagement. Our Facilities and OHS team works across our historic Parkville campus and is committed to providing technical and safety support needed for the day-to-day operations at MSE. By working closely with University Services, we ensure maintenance and building works are completed efficiently and effectively.
Our talented and ambitious researchers are solving urgent problems as well as tackling some of our biggest challenges from all angles. Our Research Services team work to develop a culture of research excellence for MSE. We partner with our researchers to optimise their research impact through delivering research development and engagement support activities.
Supporting our MSE students from initial query through to graduation, our Academic Support Office has a network of services and experts to make our MSE student experience as smooth and rewarding as possible. We play an integral role in coordinating onshore and offshore recruitment, managing prospective student enquiries, coordinating an extensive suite of student enrichment opportunities for our coursework and graduate research students, and provide high-level support to the School’s academic staff. We have a variety of roles in our Academic Programs, Future Students, Graduate Research and Student Enrichment teams.
We value our people and are committed to support them to realise their potential.
- MSE promotes flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. We have a number of initiatives to help you work in different ways including options to work varied hours, flexi-time, and away from the office. We also offer generous leave options.
- We have subsidised on-site childcare facilities in a number of locations including Queensberry Street, Swanston Street and the Family Club Co-operative.
Health and wellbeing
- Subsidised Fitness Members rates including the unlimited use of the pool and gym, and staff rates for court bookings
- Bicycle friendly, with over 2,100 bicycle parks available at the Parkville campus
- Discounted rates for massage and physiotherapy
- Discounts for medical, optometry and dental treatment, veterinary services, and health insurance
- Free, confidential counselling services
Exceptional personal and professional development
- 25% off full-fee graduate courses and community access program subjects at the University, and discounts for family members
- Valuable training opportunities for female academics through the Academic Women In Leadership Program
- Tailored training and professional development for both senior executives and managers to support career progression
- A suite of practical training tools and materials available to all employees
Other resources and services
- Beautiful and historic campus locations on the fringe of Melbourne CBD
- Easy access to public transport including trams and Melbourne Central train station
- Discounted parking across three locations at Parkville
- Discounts to MTC
- Access to 11 libraries, ten museums and galleries, 37 cultural collections, University House club and other university clubs and networks
We provide the opportunities, benefits and a working culture that enable you to further your career. If you’re seeking colleagues who inspire you to think creatively, this is your chance to join a dynamic and innovative team to contribute to a better future.
How we hire
We have established processes that create a positive experience for prospective staff. We aim to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about career opportunities with us. We also provide with you the opportunity to showcase your expertise and experience.
What do we look for?
To achieve our ambitions for 2025, we are seeking people with a winning mindset, sound judgement, people who can bring new perspectives, life experiences, who are hardworking and have an appetite to drive personal performance.
What are our processes?
Once you have found a role that interests you, take some time to prepare. This is the first opportunity for you to reflect and think how your experiences will enable your success in a role at the University. Try to keep your application concise and targeted to the role and department you are applying for. We prefer a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and an up-to-date resume.
What should I expect when I apply?
Once you have found a role that interests you, take some time to prepare. This is the first opportunity for you to reflect and think how your experiences will enable your success in a role at the University.
Try to keep your application concise and targeted to the role and department you are applying for. We prefer a cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and an up-to-date resume.
Do I need to address the key selection criteria?
Only if you have been requested to do so in the advertisement. For guidelines on how to address the key selection criteria, read more at:
How long does the process take?
Once you have applied, the application will be reviewed against our key criteria and values. While this process may take time, we aim to contact candidates within a week of the advertising closing date. We will update you on your progress throughout the various stages of the recruitment process via email or phone.
Do you support those with disabilities?
We strive to ensure an inclusive community. This includes supporting candidates who identify as living with a disability through the recruitment process. We can also aim to provide necessary adjustments to support your success.
What is the selection process?
The selection process here will differ based upon the role you have applied for. We may conduct a series of interview questions, request you present or ask you to complete an assessment, however at a minimum you can expect:
- Conversation with a Talent Acquisition team member
- Automated video interview questions
- Behavioural interview with the Manager and Human Resources
- Workplace behaviour ability and psychometric assessments
- Sociability – come along and meet the people you will be working with every day and see where you will be working
We will keep you up-to-date throughout the process, and let you know what to expect at each step.
Will you be conducting background checks?
Yes. This may include a police check, a reference check and a working with children check. These processes will help us to determine your suitability to work for the University.
How long until I hear back about your decision?
This process may take some time, as we like to ensure we are hiring the most appropriate and qualified person for the role. Thank you for your patience.