Professor in Audio Acoustics

Sydney, Australia
07 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Centre for Audio, Acoustics and Vibration
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, UTS

Job Summary

Unique opportunity for an outstanding researcher to join the University of Technology Sydney’s brand new Centre for Audio, Acoustics and Vibration

About Us

The Centre for Audio, Acoustics and Vibration (CAAV) is a brand new research centre at UTS with a vision to become a world-leader for research, development and commercial applications of audio, acoustics and vibration theories and technologies.

CAAV undertakes cutting edge fundamental research and develops innovative technologies in the areas of audio, acoustics, vibration and signal processing.

The Centre aims to establish an industry hub where academic research can be directly transformed into economic and social impact. This is done through collaboration with industry and community sectors and by undertaking projects from, and providing solutions to, newly emerging and challenging practical problems.

CAAV is part of the UTS Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT), known domesticallyand internationally as a leader in engineering and information technology education and research.

The centre is led by world-renowned researcher,Professor Xiaojun Qiu. Currently the core members include Professor Ian Burnett, Dean, FEIT, Associate Professor David Eager, Acting Head of School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Associate Professor Ray Kirby,Associate Professor Jinchen Ji, and a number of outstanding researchers from different schools across the faculty.

The Centre ismulti-disciplinary and aimsto meet the challenges of real world problems with researchers sitting across the Faculty in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the School of Electrical and Data Engineering, the School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and the School of Software.

We seek an outstanding researcher in one of the following areas:

  • Audio Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Acoustic Signal Processing

As a member of CAAV, you will be accountable for supporting UTS to achieve its objectives of being a world-leading university of technology and an inspiring place to work.

About the Role

This appointment will be on a full-time continuing basis. The first 3 years of the appointment will focus solely on research within the CAAV with a reversionary position as a balanced academic.

To be successful in this role you will possess demonstrated knowledge in areas directly relevant toaudio, acousticsand/or signal processing, alongside the ability to coordinate subjects, contribute to curriculum development and undertake empirical research.

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We're known for our industry focus, practice-based teaching and learning and real world research. We are conveniently located in the city with state-of-the-art andcustom-built facilities, we’re preparing students to become global thinkers, leaders and innovators.


Base Salary Range:$182,053 pa (Level E)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

How to Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC81151, please review the Position Statement and the relevant selection criteria- click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC81151.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team on or +61 (02) 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Thursday 5th October 2017 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.

UTS is widely acknowledged as a leader in promoting gender equity and social justice. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, UTS is a current participant in the SAGE pilot program, Australia’s trial of the Athena Swan gender equity accreditation program. We welcome applications from women, particularly for senior and non-traditional roles.