Ainsworth Chair of Technology and Innovation

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
17 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2017
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Reference no. 1686/1016

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney is consistently ranked in the top 50 engineering and technology universities in the world. We are currently seeking to appoint an accomplished academic who has an outstanding international reputation and publication record. Thanks to an exciting collaboration with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation and The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, the Ainsworth Chair of Technology and Innovation has been created.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a high-performing academic to lead research in disruptive technology breakthroughs so as to reset the future health and wellbeing of many thousands of children and adults with disabilities. As the chair, you will be an experienced technologist with extensive knowledge and networks. You will be a future-focused innovator with great drive, an ability to bring people together and to ‘make things happen’.

You will be a member of one of the five schools which closely matches your area of expertise and will collaborate with the Brain & Mind Centre, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation and The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network to determine key priority areas of focus.

You will be required to bring together experts in their field to find new solutions in global collaboration to reduce duplication, use resources cost effectively, and accelerate the search for innovative solutions to the challenges faced by people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Term and remuneration

The appointment is on a full-time, fixed-term basis for 5 years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees, and a competitive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.


For more information on the position, faculty and University, please request the candidate brochure by contacting Ms Nicole Pearson, Recruitment Administrator – Senior Academic, at

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 17 January 2017 (Sydney time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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

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