Early Career Development Fellowship in Structural Engineering

Sydney, Australia
13 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology

  • Two Full-time positions, Fixed term for 5 years available
  • Become an integral part of one of the leading research and teaching Engineering Schools
  • Remuneration $106-$114k - p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

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 and the School of Civil Engineering ranks in the top 25 in the world. The School of Civil Engineering is renowned for its work in the areas of structural and geotechnical engineering, and has expanded its expertise to include sustainability and environmental engineering along with complex systems.

The School of Civil Engineering at Sydney offer students a well-rounded understanding of the discipline, combined with the much sought-after design, research and problem-solving skills needed to help create and manage sustainable built and natural environments. Our pioneering research endeavours to uncover vital knowledge to benefit society. We take a systems approach in our teaching and research, fostering innovative and creative solutions for our environment.

About you

The School of Civil Engineering is seeking candidates with demonstrated research excellence across a broad range of engineering fields. These Early Career Development Fellowship (ECDF) positions are designed to provide junior staff with an opportunity to develop their research and teaching track records and are targeted at discipline areas that align with our main research and teaching themes. We are seeking enthusiastic researchers with a vision for transformative research that will address key global and societal challenges. As a member of the Civil Engineering staff, in addition to leading research you will be expected to take responsibility for lecturing in undergraduate and postgraduate units of study, albeit with a reduced teaching load in the first two years of the appointment. Successful candidates will work closely with existing staff in preparing and delivering course material in addition to supporting labs, supervising thesis projects and coordinating units of study in their own right. Detailed application instructions are included below.

We are seeking candidates with:

  • a PhD
  • a track record of performing high-quality, independent and collaborative research
  • a track record or demonstrated potential for securing external funding with a well-developed vision for transformative research
  • a track record of publication in leading international peer reviewed journals, with a commensurate citation impact
  • a track record of excellence in teaching associated with undergraduate and postgraduate units of study
  • the ability to develop new areas of curriculum as required
  • experience in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research students
  • potential for industry interaction and liaison

Under the Fellowship rules you also must be able to provide verification that you satisfy the following criteria:

  • have employment experience totaling at least 12 months (including some casual employment) in one or more Australian universities over the preceding five years
  • have been awarded or have submitted a PhD qualification
  • do not hold, or have previously held, any continuing academic appointment in a university

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 30 October 2017 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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