Professorial Positions - School of Science, Technology and Engineering

Petrie, Moreton Bay
Level D.1 $151,576 – Level E $195,076 p.a., plus 17% super
09 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Professorial positions – School of Science, Technology and Engineering
  • Level D.1 $151,576 – Level E $195,076 p.a., plus 17% super
  • Full-time, ongoing opportunities


We’re one of Australia’s highest-rated public universities rated five stars in key areas of undergraduate student satisfaction – teaching quality, overall experience, learning resources and in student support, skills development and social equity. QUILT have recognised that 85% of our graduates are employed within four months of finishing their degree.

We’re committed to – and ambitious for – our regions. Our graduates and researchers provide the skills, imagination and ambition needed to support new industries, drive local prosperity and build strong, sustainable regional communities of the future.

UniSC Moreton Bay

UniSC’s state-of-the art Moreton Bay campus, is one of Australia’s newest greenfield university campuses and a game changer for our university.  Located in Petrie, to the north of Brisbane, UniSC is the anchor educational institution in the heart of “The Mill at Moreton Bay”. This location offers unique opportunities to be central to one of the region’s catalytic developments giving academics unique opportunities to partner with new and growing facilities on our doorstep and meet the vision of a truly Industry integrated campus.  UniSC Moreton Bay is rapidly expanding with Stage 2 of development underway to be completed by mid-year 2023.  Currently there are 3,500 students and over 120 permanent staff.

Moreton Bay positions

22106 – Associate Professor or Professor of Computer Science

You will lead and mentor our small but extremely talented staff within the Technology Discipline and grow our national and international reputation in both research and teaching. You will build on our research strengths in the broad areas of data science; cyber security; human factors / design science; and smart design for industry (including machine learning & AI, IoT, Cloud, security & networking) as well as establishing transdisciplinary links within and outside of UniSC. If you are a talented person working in other areas of computer science who feels they can help us build transdisciplinary links within and outside of the University, then we would also welcome your application.

Ideally, you will be able to teach across a broad range of courses at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of computer science, data science and information technology.

22105 – Chair of Sustainable Transport Engineering

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) and University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) have collaborated on an initiative that will see you champion strategic transport research and development at UniSC, whilst building mutual transport capability between UniSC and DTMR to address future transport opportunities in Queensland.

You will explore how transport infrastructure can become more sustainable by:

  • enabling shift towards low and zero emission transport modes;
  • developing low carbon infrastructure solutions that are more resilient;
  • using advanced technologies and data to optimise infrastructure delivery and management; and
  • enhancing the safety, accessibility, and journey experience for users.

You will boost local capability and capacity in industry at the graduate degree level but also at the technician level to find the solutions to build and manage our transport system of tomorrow.  You will explore how transport technology is connected and integrated and how it enables advanced analytics, smarter control and highly valued client facing services by changing how we operate our transport network to be more customer-centric.

Sunshine Coast

22140 – Associate Professor or Professor of Agricultural Biotechnology

You will have significant links with Australian and International agriculture industries, as well as state and federal agencies. You are an effective leader, capable of building a significant externally funded research program at UniSC that employs and supports early career researchers and grows UniSC’s Higher Degree Research Student cohort. You have a strong track record of publications in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as demonstrable impact pathways with industry. You connect with existing research strengths within UniSC such as the Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research Centre.

UniSC has a number of industry partnerships that you will develop close and effective relationships with. These include the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN), and associated Turbine Precinct being developed on the Sunshine Coast. Applicants with connections to existing agriculture / food research clusters (e.g. Future Food Systems CRC, Food Agility CRC) are strongly encourage to apply.

School of Science, Technology and Engineering

The School of Science, Technology and Engineering (SSTE) brings together all non-health related STEM disciplines to create a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment that fosters innovative and impactful research and educational outcomes. SSTE is located on three of UniSC’s campuses at Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast. We are excited to be part of UniSC’s growing presence at our Moreton Bay Campus, with SSTE staff and students benefiting from existing facilities as well as three new buildings currently under construction and due to open in early 2023.

Our research has been independently rated as above or well-above world standard in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Materials Engineering, and Technology. We have research and funding agreements with local, national and international funding agencies, as well as a number of industries. Along with UniSC colleagues from other Schools, we are founding partners with the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN), and also members of the Advanced Robotics in Manufacturing Hub (ARM-Hub), a number of Collaborative Research Centres (SmartSat, Honey Bee Products, Marine Bioproducts), Galapagos Science Centre and the Queensland Defence Science Alliance. We are extremely proud of our success in the recent Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 with UniSC placing first in Queensland and equal 31st in the world overall, with specific SDG results of 5th for Clean Water and Sanitation, equal 18th for Life on Land, 19th for Life Below Water, and 22nd for Climate Action.

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For a confidential discussion about this opportunities, please contact:

Professor Stuart Parsons, Dean
School of Science, Technology and Engineering

Telephone: +61 7 5430 1217 or email:

To Apply 

Please apply by midnight, Monday 3 October 2022

All applications must be lodged through our website. To view the Candidate Prospectus or apply please visit:

A completed application includes:

  • your current Academic CV.
  • a statement of suitability not to exceed three pages. This statement should outline your skills, knowledge and qualities that will make you a success at UniSC.