First listed on: 30 September 2020

Multiple Academic Positions in The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering


  • Seeking candidates with an outstanding track record of research and teaching excellence in the area of Aerospace Engineering
  • Join a growing Faculty and be part of a University that places among the world’s best teaching and research institutions
  • Located in the heart of Sydney’s bustling inner west quarter, close to beaches, parks, public transport and shopping districts

About the opportunity 

The School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at the University of Sydney is searching for faculty members at all ranks in the area of Aerospace Engineering. Our Aerospace Engineering program has research strengths in the areas of aerodynamics, avionics, smart structures, space engineering, flight dynamics, navigation and control, propulsion, rapid prototyping and unmanned aerial vehicles. We have close connections with numerous domestic and international Aerospace engineering firms and maintain a strong focus on fundamental research contributions aligned with industry engagement and impact. 

Our Aeronautical Engineering degree is one of the leading degrees of its kind offered in Australia and attracts some of the top students from around Australia and overseas.  As a member of the AMME staff, in addition to leading research you will help set the broad direction for the Aeronautical Engineering degree and deliver courses at the Undergraduate and Masters levels.  Specific areas of teaching will be determined in consultation with the Head of School and may comprise 1st and 2nd year introductory engineering units of study as well as specialist higher-level electives associated with your research area. Teaching experience in Aerospace engineering is a requirement for this position.

In order to provide further leadership in Aerospace Engineering, we are seeking to appoint one continuing academic member of staff.  Candidates with strong track records in all areas of Aerospace Engineering are encouraged to apply to help broaden our research profile and to provide leadership within the discipline.  Detailed application instructions are included below.

About you

Successful candidates are expected to develop an independent research program, engage in collaborations within and outside the University, participate in both undergraduate and graduate teaching and curriculum development, and contribute to the culture 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 and full professor positions). The School seeks to increase the gender equity and diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages women to apply. 

Applications will be reviewed starting on November 15.

Term and Remuneration

Successful candidates will be offered a continuing (permanent) appointment, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. A competitive remuneration and startup package will be negotiated dependent on level of appointment.

About us

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’re 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.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

To learn more about the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering click here:

For more information on the Head of School, Professor Stefan Williams, click here:

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1091/0920C to apply.

Closing date:  11:30pm, Monday 30 November 2020 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


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