Director Position

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This position has been filled.

The Human Interface Technology Laboratory Australia (HIT Lab AU) has been established by the University of Tasmania (UTAS) as a university-wide multidisciplinary human interface techno logy research and teaching centre hosted by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). It is partnered by the world renowned HIT Lab US ( based at the University of Washington in Seattle and has links with the HIT Lab NZ ( based at the University of Canterbury.

Applications are invited for appointment to the position of Director, which will be offered on a full-time fixed-term basis for a period of 5 years, after which, and subject to meeting agreed performance targets, consideration may be given for conversion to tenure.

The Director will provide strategic and operational leadership of the HIT Lab AU with a primary focus on developing its research agenda. Specific responsibilities include: promoting cross-disciplinary collaboration in research activities with other UTAS schools and faculties; the development of research and consulting activities including commercial projects with business and industry; fostering national and international partnerships with HIT Labs US and NZ, and other relevant organisations; oversight of the development of undergraduate and postgraduate units in courses offered through the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology; and oversight of research higher degree training programs.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply as the University is seeking to increase the number of women in senior academic and administrative positions.

The appointment will be at Academic Level E and an attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

For further information about the position please contact the Head of the School of Computing and Information Systems, Dr Kristy de Salas ( or the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Prof Margaret Britz (

For an Information Booklet containing the position description and selection criteria please contact Sue Rice, Manager, Employment Services on telephone (03) 6226 2793 or email

Relocation assistance will be provided in accordance with the UTAS Relocation Policy and Procedures.

The following occupational health and safety risk factors have been identified for this position:

Keyboard/Mouse Work, Repetitive physical actions, Driving, Sitting (including travelling between campuses) and/or standing for extended periods, Laboratory or Workshop activities, Working under pressure, including working to constant deadlines and/or in the resolution of conflict

All potential applicants should take these risk factors into consideration when determining their capacity to undertake the duties of the position.