EOS Chair in Microwave and Photonic Engineering and Applied Electromagnetics

Brisbane, Australia
Friday, 20 August 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 19 September 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), located on UQ’s St Lucia campus. The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities. By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.

Our people are our greatest asset. We offer collaborative, inclusive work and study places, which are enriched by the significant diversity of our staff, students and community. We genuinely believe that creativity and innovation flourishes in an environment where people feel supported, valued and empowered. Mutual respect, inclusivity and accountability are at the cornerstone of UQ’s culture.

The School is committed to supporting the career growth of women researchers and have a number of initiatives to support women in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the School.

Details of the School may be accessed on its website at

About This Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering as EOS Chair. In this newly established position, you will be responsible for shaping the future of Microwave, Photonic Engineering and Applied Electromagnetics within the School, harnessing the power of both research and teaching excellence to focus on the frontier disciplines of applied electromagnetics, broadband microwave and photonic engineering, satellite terminals and systems, and phased antenna arrays.

The role will see you producing high-standard research contributions in frontier microwave, mm-wave and photonics engineering and applied electromagnetics, leading to increased international recognition for the University of Queensland’s researchers, and fostering of collaboration with a cutting-edge industrial partner based in Queensland.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering the successful candidate will also be responsible for providing leadership, developing new and innovative course offerings and building effective strategic collaborations with Australia’s Space agency and Defence Science and Technology.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this position you should possess a PhD in the area of Microwave and Optic Engineering, Applied Electromagnetics or equivalent in a relevant discipline with a distinguished record of scholarly teaching and academic leadership.

You will be internationally recognised with demonstrated leadership in the field of Microwave and Optic Engineering, Applied Electromagnetics or a related field combined with experience in liaising and collaborating with external agencies (academic, research, government, and/or industry) to develop co-operative research initiatives with the ability to influence and negotiate with a range of stakeholders.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, continuing position at Academic level E.

The full-time equivalent base salary for a Level E (Academic) is $189,131 plus super of up to 17% (total package available will be up to $221,283). A competitive remuneration package may be negotiated with the successful candidate.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Amin Abbosh at

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, go to UQ Careers and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQCareers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: 19 September 2021

Job No: 512668