Professor in Computing in Networks and Distributed Systems

6 days left

Sydney, Australia
02 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Salary Package: Level E from $186,809 to $195,640 p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

We are looking to appoint an outstanding academic leader at Level E (Professor) in networks and distributed systems. The appointee will provide leadership in the networking and distributed computing discipline within the Department of Computing and leverage your international standing to provide a focal point for the further development of the discipline at Macquarie University. As an established leader, you will have a distinguished scholarly research record and a renowned reputation in the field. Your role will ensure research, teaching, and engagement activities within this discipline excel, you will mentor and support staff to develop them and grow their careers. As a leader within the Department, you will demonstrate research excellence, contribute to the development and management of our teaching programs, provide leadership amongst national and international peers, and represent the University at public forums.

About Us

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. Encouraged to think boldly, and supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities, brilliant minds converge in our faculty to create incredible new possibilities: the world's first attempt to synthesize complex life, the creation of Wi-Fi, the discovery of dancing dwarf galaxies, and the development of blue LED light. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

The Department of Computing is the home of close to 40 academic staff and more than 120 research students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduates and postgraduate coursework students. The department offers a broad range of cutting edge undergraduate and postgraduate courses and enjoys a strong research ethos. 018 ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) rates Macquarie University 4 (Above World Standard) on Information and Computing Sciences.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your CV and a separate document responding to the selection criteria below:

  • A PhD in Computing or a closely related discipline
  • Demonstrated outstanding contributions to research in computing as evidenced by ongoing publications in top tier journals and conferences, and recognition as an eminent authority in the discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to attract significant and sustained external research funding
  • Proven excellence in teaching and innovative curriculum development at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in the area of networking and distributed computing
  • Demonstrated capacity to make a substantial contribution to all activities of the Department, including administration and planning
  • Proven ability to successfully attract and supervise research students
  • Outstanding communication skills in English and proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Michael Sheng on email or phone +61 2 9850 9514

General Recruitment Enquiries: Anne Kumanan on

Applications Close:  Saturday 31 August 2019 at 11:55pm.

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.