Senior Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering

Brisbane, Australia
20 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology The School of Chemical Engineering

The School of Chemical Engineering is an international leader in the chemical engineering field and has an excellent international reputation which has been built over four decades at the University.

With 39 academic staff, including 21 professors, the School provides quality programs and leadership in chemical engineering education, research and development, and expert consulting to support the process industries. The School conducts undergraduate teaching in the disciplines of chemical, biological, environmental, materials and metallurgical engineering and teaches into postgraduate programs in growing fields including water, sustainable energy and petroleum engineering.

The School’s project-centered curriculum was chosen in a RAE & MIT study as one of six global exemplars in leading engineering education. UQ Chemical Engineering was ranked in the top 35 worldwide in the 2017 QS subject rankings for chemical engineering and received top ranking (5/5) in research excellence in 2015 ERA exercise.

The school is entering an exciting phase building on recent successes in individual industry-linkages and larger international-research partnerships, a new building being constructed, a range of senior staff examining transitions to emeritus roles, and a new diverse and inclusive school culture being developed. We are interested in new staff to join us in this exciting journey to further increase our local and international impact in learning and discovery in chemical engineering.

Specifically this role embodies the ambition for the school to build further excellence in teaching and research into unconventional petroleum engineering especially given its major role in the State. Information about the Faculty and the School may be accessed on the Faculty’s web site at

The role

The successful applicant will be expected to engage as a teaching and research (T&R) academic in the School of Chemical Engineering, and specifically to play a lead role in growing UQ’s petroleum engineering (PE) education programs. The role will include teaching into undergraduate and postgraduate programs, conducting new research, supervising research higher degree candidates, and performing administrative and other activities associated with the School.

The person

Applicants should possess qualifications in relevant disciplines. You should also have demonstrated capability to undertake research in petroleum engineering with experience in research in unconventional oil and gas resources (e.g. coal seam gas, tight or shale gas resources; Capability to deliver both bachelor and masters level courses; capability to lead the Masters of Petroleum Engineering program; capability to work collaboratively with industry; a demonstrated capacity to develop collaborations and alliances with other organizations internal and external to UQ; demonstrated capability to win and execute competitive research projects; ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; high level communication skills and a passion for academic activities including research, teaching and engagement

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 Talha Alam, +61 7 3365 7921 or


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic level C. The remuneration package will be in the range $112,874.46 - $130,150.91p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $132,063.12 - $152,276.56 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

Download File Senior Lecturer_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Prof Peter Halley on +61 7 3365 1291 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.

Closing date: 18th December, (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time.