Associate Professor in Quantum Measurement and Control

Perth, Australia
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Tenurable appointment
  • Salary range:  Level D $143,010 - $157,443 p.a.

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

The University of Western Australia is one of the world’s most prestigious research universities, located in a beautiful and diverse geographical region. With an incredibly rich local heritage, the University taps into global networks of knowledge, education and research.

Our research focus extends far beyond the geographical boundaries of the University campus. From gravitational waves to the human microbiome, our research encompasses everything from improving human health and wellbeing to explaining the mysteries of the universe.

Home of Nobel Laureates, Oscar winners, Gates Foundation recipients and winners of national teaching awards, we welcome inspiring individuals to help take research from the lab, to the classroom and the world.

About the team

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences encompasses three Schools – the School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing, the School of Engineering and the Oceans Graduate School.  Past graduates include Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Scholars, Eureka Prize winners, CEOs and seven of the most influential engineers in Engineering Australia’s Top 100 list. The Faculty is home to a former Scientist of the Year and award-winning inventors, and part of the UWA Oceans Institute and the state of the art Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre.

The School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing is renowned for its award-winning researchers, teachers and facilities. It is a multidisciplinary school offering education and research across physics and astrophysics, mathematics and statistics, computer science and software engineering.

The department of Physics has an established international research reputation in the fields of quantum measurement and control. It hosts the nodes of two Centres of Excellence (1) Quantum Engineered Systems and (2) Gravitational Wave Discovery, both funded by the Australian Research Council. In the most recent ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) ranking exercise, the department scored 5/5 in the areas of Quantum Physics, Optical Physics and Classical Physics. It also has close links and ties with local industry, hospitals, observatories and government research organisations including CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) & DST (The Defence Science and Technology Group)."

About the opportunity

You will conduct high impact research and high quality teaching in Quantum Measurement and Control, contributing to the School’s initiatives to promote teaching and research in this area, and contributing to the University’s research priorities.

You, as the successful candidate, will have a strong research record, enthusiasm for scholarship, capacity for academic leadership, willingness to engage with industry, and a strong desire to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Jingbo Wang, Head of Department of Physics on +61 8 6488 3790 or

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria:

Further, the Faculty is supportive of this role being considered for flexible working arrangements where possible and will consider merit relative to opportunity.

Closing date: Thursday, 1 November 2018

This position is open to applicants who require sponsorship to work in Australia.

Please apply online via the Apply Now button

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.