Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Photonics

Brisbane, Australia
03 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, 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. Details of the School may be accessed on its website at

The role

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration the School’s highly successful photonics and microwave engineering research group with close links to industry. Working with the Professor in Photonics and other senior staff in the school and in collaboration with UQ’s other faculties and institutes, you will help expand the world-class research programs in the design and application of state-of-the-art THz imaging and spectroscopy systems based on THz quantum-cascade lasers.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in Electrical engineering, experimental physics or related field. You should have significant experience and a successful record of research achievements in terahertz photonics with demonstrated high quality outputs.

You should have a national or international research reputation with strong networks to leverage to assist in developing a world class program of research with demonstrated impact. You should demonstrate your ability to contribute to research or lead significant teams, attract significant external funding, and capacity to work collaboratively across discipline boundaries. You should be an experienced and engaging teacher and have mastery of current pedagogy in engineering.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment available at Academic Level C, or Level D. Appointment level will be commensurate to qualifications and experience.

The remuneration package for Level C will be in the range $112,874 - $130,150 per annum plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $132,063 - $152,276 per annum).

The remuneration package for Level D will be in the range $135,909 - $149,731 per annum plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $159,014 - $175,185 per annum).

Position Description

Download File PD_Senior Lecturer-Associate Professor in Photonics.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Aleksandar Rakic on +61 7 3365 3569 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications Closing Date - 15th October, 2018 - (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time.