Multiple Continuing (Tenure-Track) Academic Positions, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia) invites applications for several academic positions at all levels with demonstratable strong research experience in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Aerospace: space systems engineering, space flight dynamics, navigation and control, space manufacturing, space material and structures, access to space, avionics and space propulsion, unmanned aerial vehicles, and aeronautical flight mechanics
  • Materials: computational materials science, extreme materials and mechanics in space, sea and land, energy materials, multifunctional materials, additive manufacturing, and advanced composites
  • Mechanical: vibration and acoustics and energy harvesting

All positions are full-time, continuing (tenure-track) roles based in Sydney.

Successful applicants will join a group of enthusiastic, highly research active and collegiate academics who deliver a world-class education to our undergraduate and postgraduate students. Successful applicants will have an excellent research record, be able to teach in a range of courses, and will complement the core areas of strength in the School and push the frontiers to new research areas. We are particularly interested in applicants that enhance/expand the range of research in the School, or build connections between our research strength areas.

About you

You will be expected to develop an outstanding independent research program, make internationally recognised advances, and engage in collaborations within and outside the University, including with industry partners.

You will also contribute to innovative curriculum development and delivery at both undergraduate and graduate levels and contribute to the management and leadership of the School and the University.

Candidates should submit a CV, a research statement and a teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of three references (for Lecturer and Senior Lecturer positions) and six references (for Associate Professor and Professor positions). In your online application in Workday under the Education Section, please select: Degree with extensive relevant experience and Field of Study: Doctorate or PhD (Other).

The School of AMME seeks to increase the gender equity and diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages women and candidates from underrepresented group in Engineering to apply.

Term and Remuneration

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Successful applicants should expect an internationally competitive salary, a generous start-up package and a first-class research and learning and teaching environment. Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

About us

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We are Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering is strongly positioned within Australia and worldwide. It is research intensive, with a strong synergy between research and teaching. The School maintains a strong tradition of research-led teaching matched by a commitment to excellence in innovation. For more information about the school, please visit:

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Monika Browning, Recruitment Partner, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

Position Description:

To view a position description of a Level B, Lecturer click here

To view a position description of a Level C, Senior Lecturer click here

To view a position description of a Level D, Associate Professor click here

To view a position description of a Level E, Professor click here

Closing Date: 11:59pm, 30 November 2022 (Sydney time)

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