Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Smart Grids

Perth, Australia
12 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Tenurable appointment
  • Salary range: Level B: $97,310 - $115,350 p.a. Level C: $118,957 - $137,000 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 Engineering is renowned for its award-winning researchers, teachers and facilities. It is a multidisciplinary school offering education and research in a number of engineering disciplines, including biomedical, civil, environmental, mining, chemical, mechanical, electrical and electronic and engineering. UWA ranks in the world’s top universities, as measured by key independent rankings, including QS World University Rankings for Mineral & Mining Engineering (11th) and Civil Engineering (48th); and Shanghai Rankings for Mineral & Mining Engineering (7th) and Environmental Science and Engineering (16th).

The School of Engineering has an established and dedicated team of teaching and research staff providing broad-based undergraduate programmes with solid foundations across engineering disciplines. In research, Critical Mass Research Groups comprising transdisciplinary researchers offer integrated solutions a range of challenges, including those in biomedical engineering. These programmes are complemented by an integrated approach and solutions to a range of challenges of mining development and production, offshore engineering, agriculture, health, transport, energy, water supply and community development.

The Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering delves deep to give students a thorough understanding of how electronics and circuits, telecommunications and networks, power and control systems, digital embedded and automation systems and signal processing and modelling contribute to the design of new technologies that improve our life and work.

About the opportunity

You will conduct high impact research and high quality teaching in Smart Grids, contributing to the School’s initiatives to promote teaching and research in the Renewable Energy area, and contributing to the University’s research priorities. You will join the existing research team in power and clean energy within the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering while also seeking opportunities for collaboration across the University. 

You will have a strong research record, enthusiasm for scholarship, capacity for academic leadership, willingness to engage with other academics and industry, and a strong desire to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of a new Masters of Renewable Energy program.

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: Friday, 9 November 2018

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

For further details regarding the selection criteria for this position, please refer to the position description before applying:

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.