Professor, Aerospace

Canberra, Australia
$183,749 - $194,637 per annum plus 17% superannuation
28 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level E
Salary package: $183,749 - $194,637 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full-time, Continuing (Multiple Positions Available)
Position Description: Professor Aerospace_Position Description_Academic Level E.pdf

Position overview

Applications are invited from experts with interest and expertise in the education, research, and engagement of the Aerospace Activity Cluster within the ANU School of Engineering in areas such as space systems engineering, advanced propulsion systems, control of aerospace structures and vehicles, aerospace systems for Earth observation, and broadly in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.

Successful applicants will be expected to take on significant leadership duties with their respective cluster, which may include the Activity Cluster Lead role itself. Candidates are encouraged to frame their applications in this context.

College overview

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics (CECC) is a vibrant and diverse community of more than three thousand students, staff, and visitors. Our College is comprised of three schools: the School of Computing, School of Cybernetics, and School of Engineering, supported by the Professional Services Group.

We are proud to attract great thinkers from industry and other academic disciplines, varied backgrounds and areas of expertise. We believe the responsibility of engineering, computing, and cybernetics is to bring to together expertise on people, technological systems, and science to put technology at the service of creating a more sustainable, responsible, and safe world.

The School of Engineering brings together a diverse and welcoming community that is motivated to seek wicked transdisciplinary problems. We connect divergent thinkers to explore and pose solutions that cross traditional disciplinary and global boundaries.

We welcome and develop a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas, and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.

To enquire about these positions please contact the Director of the ANU School of Engineering, Professor Christopher Kellett, T: +61 2, E:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. The University actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is policy in the ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics to require selection panels to seek gender balance when compiling shortlists of candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, visit:

 Application information 

We’re keen for you to have the chance to demonstrate both the impact of your research and your enthusiasm for joining us to reimagine engineering, computing, cybernetics, and the use of technology in the world.

Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents:

  1. You curriculum vitae (CV) with contact details of at least four referees of international standing. Non-academic and non-traditional CVs are welcome.
  2. Response to the selection criteria.
  3. A 1-2 page pitch describing your vision for education, research, engagement, and leadership in the School of Engineering. 
  4. Evidence of the impact of your portfolio of work, which may include research, course facilitation and outreach (this can be in case study form).

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

The successful candidate(s) will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing Date: 15 February 2023