John Hooke Chair of Nanoscience

Sydney, Australia
10 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
10 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science, School of Physics

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is seeking to appoint a successful and aspirational senior academic who will establish a world leading research program in the field of nanoscience. Candidates should be of high international standing supported by an independent research career and have a strong positive trajectory for their research.

The John Hooke Chair of Nanoscience will be a teaching and research academic appointment held within the School of Physics and will be deeply engaged in The University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano). Candidates with research interests in nanoscience are encouraged to apply and these interests should be aligned with the mission of Sydney Nano, “to discover and harness new science at the nanoscale”.

The successful applicant will establish a new world-leading research program leveraging the specialised laboratory and central nanofabrication and characterisation facilities offered by the School of Physics and Sydney Nano, as well as the University’s core research facilities. 

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

Term and remuneration

The position is full-time continuing and is subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. A competitive startup package will be part of an offer of appointment. Relocation support and visa sponsorship will be available if required.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  For more information on the position and how to apply, visit and search by the reference number 393/0219C.

Open until filled

Applications will start being reviewed from Monday 6 May 2019 and the position will remain opened until successfully filled. Should you wish to consider submitting an application after this date, please contact Monika Browning, Recruitment Partner, by email at or by phone on +61 2 8627 6562.

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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