Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Mechatronics

Brisbane, Australia
Jun 09, 2021
End of advertisement period
Jul 06, 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 the 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. 

Within ITEE, the Robotics Design Laboratory (RDL) is a growing team of high-quality researchers with national and international recognition. The RDL considers holistic design of advanced robotic and dynamical systems to solve difficult technical challenges.

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

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced academic to join The University of Queensland in the role of Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor – Mechatronics within the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

As a Senior Lecturer (Academic Level C), you will focus your efforts on leveraging your established record of achievement in teaching ((including clinical teaching, where appropriate), research and service and engagement. At this level the incumbent may coordinate or lead the activities of other staff and is expected to have an active and effective record of supervising Higher Degree by Research students successfully to completion as principal supervisor.

As an Associate Professor (Academic Level D), you will consistently demonstrate excellence in teaching (including clinical teaching, where appropriate), research and service and engagement. At this level, the incumbent expected to undertake leadership roles and have a strong record of supervising Higher Degree by Research students successfully to completion as principal supervisor.

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.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer position is equivalent to that of a non-tenured Assistant Professor position in the US.

Our Ideal Candidate

In addition to the completion of a PhD in a relevant discipline area, the successful appointee must have:

Academic Level C:

  • An established profile in teaching and research in the areas of mechatronics, robotics, automation, or control.
  • National recognition in the area of expertise, with an international developing profile and an established record of publications in reputed refereed journal and presenting at conferences
  • Evidence of a high level of quality teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level across a variety of settings, including small and large groups
  • A strong track record of course coordination and participation in the development and continuous innovation of new programs, curriculum design and course material in the discipline area.

In addition to the above, a Level D academic will demonstrate:

  • International recognition in the area of expertise and an excellent record of publications in reputed refereed journal and presenting at conferences
  • Ability to successfully lead a research team, with an excellent record of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing significant external research funding from institutional and commercial sources
  • A strong record of meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with evidence of leadership in external activities.

For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached position description

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 C or D:

The full-time equivalent base salary at Level C will be in the range AUD$121,939 - $140,603, plus super of up to 17%. The total package will be in the range AUD$142,668 - $164,505.

The full-time equivalent base salary at Level D will be in the range AUD$146,824 - $161,756, plus super of up to 17%. The total package will be in the range AUD$171,784 - $189,254.

You will be able to take advantage of salary sacrificing options, recreation leave loading, 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 on

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Want to Apply?

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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: 6 July 2021

Job No: 514357