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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Electrical Power Systems

Melbourne, Australia
$119,231 to $168,403 p.a.; plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
13 Sep 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0060665
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time, Continuing
Faculty: Engineering and Information Technology
School: Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Salary: Level B: Lecturer – $119,231 - $141,581 p.a., Level C: Senior Lecturer – $146,050 - $168,403 p.a.; plus 17% superannuation

  • Two substantive positions within the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in collaboration with the Melbourne Energy Institute
  • Engage in electrical power systems research, mentor graduate researchers, and contribute to teaching and administrative duties within FEIT.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, public transport discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • In line with the special measure provided for under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (VIC), the Faculty of Engineering & IT strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified women.

About the Role

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, in partnership with the Melbourne Energy Institute, is seeking to appoint two Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Electrical Power Systems.

These positions would suit early-career academics with expertise in areas complementary to power and energy research activity at University of Melbourne. These include (but are not exclusive to) the following areas:

  • Modelling and optimisation of integrated power and energy systems,
  • Dynamics and control of inverter-based power systems or electric drives.

The successful candidates will make a significant contribution to the teaching, research and administration of the Department.

You will teach in graduate and undergraduate programs and take on administrative roles commensurate with the position. You will be a current or aspiring leader in international-quality research, with publications in high quality journals and conferences, and capacity to mentor research students and secure independent external grant and industry funding to support a program of research.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate and conduct lectures and tutorials at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including engagement in teaching innovation and improvement; 
  • Provide a significant degree of scholarly research initiative;
  • Build and foster partnerships with industry, government, and other stakeholders
  • Meaningfully collaborate with researchers from across the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering as well as more broadly across the university.

Who We Are Looking For

The ideal candidate for this role is a dynamic academic with expertise in electrical power systems or related fields, demonstrating leadership in research, a strong publication record, and a passion for mentoring students and contributing to the academic community. You should also exhibit strong collaboration skills, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a proactive approach to securing research grants and exploring innovative advancements in your field.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in electrical engineering or a cognate discipline;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform independent research evidenced through a track record of publications in high-impact peer-reviewed and refereed journals;
  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements for Level B and Level C, please refer to the attached PD.

For the information of overseas candidates, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer designation is equivalent to Assistant Professor in North American institutions. Superannuation is a contribution to a retirement savings fund with 17% being well above the 11% minimum required of Employers.

The successful candidates must hold or be willing to obtain a valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Your new team – The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a dynamic hub of internationally recognised researchers tackling key issues in Power Systems, Control and Signal Processing, Communication Networks, Optical and Electronic Devices and Materials. With robust industry and government partnerships, the department conducts impactful research. It provides PhD and Masters research degrees, and offers the coursework Masters of Electrical Engineering, and leads the Electrical Engineering Systems major in the Bachelor of Science.

The Melbourne Energy Institute

The Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI) delivers influential, interdisciplinary research on the transition to a clean energy system. We work with the community, industry and government on some of the world's most pressing energy challenges. These positions are at the core of the MEI 2023 Strategic Plan – Mission Zero in order to build critical mass in a teaching and research capability able to deliver the technologies and workforce for Australia’s energy challenges.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Shabon Nawabi via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

Applications close: 13 Sep 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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