Associate Professor in Petroleum Engineering

Perth, Australia
15 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • $141,569- $155,963 p.a. (Level D) 


The School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University (ECU) was established in 1991. It is currently one of the fastest growing engineering schools in the nation with a strong track record of success in developing and delivering quality engineering programs. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in chemical, chemical and environmental, civil, civil and environmental, mechanical, mechatronics, electrical power, electronics and communications, control and automation, computer systems, naval architecture, ocean engineering, and marine and offshore systems. In addition to the standard 4-year engineering degree courses, it was the first engineering school in WA to offer the ‘3+2’ model of engineering education leading to a professionally accredited Master of Engineering. The School provides a very supportive and collegial work environment and enjoys outstanding teaching and research facilities that are demonstrably among the best in Australia (an online tour of some of these facilities is available at

Western Australia is at the centre of Australia’s petroleum industry development, with significant investments made by the government and multi-national companies. This is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of research and education development to meet future industry needs. The new Petroleum Engineering program at ECU aims to establish a close working relationship with the resource-based industries in Western Australia. 

The School is now seeking to appoint academic staff for the new program in Petroleum Engineering. We are looking for an outstanding candidate to make a significant contribution to the development of the teaching and research activities in this new discipline. The successful candidate will be the program leader. The appointee will have a strong background in research, teaching and academic leadership in the area of petroleum engineering, and will promote the school within academic and professional communities in Australia and internationally. Work experience in the petroleum industry will be an advantage. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to lead the development of world-class teaching and research facilities to support the program.

This new position is located at the Joondalup Campus which is about 25km north of the Perth CBD. Joondalup is a rapidly growing regional centre and supports a wide range of facilities for business, living and recreation. It is close to the northern beaches, and accessible via freeway and rapid rail connections to Perth.

Applicants will need to demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence. The School promotes the use and development of sustainable technologies in both teaching and research. ECU is a smoke-free environment.

International applicants are welcome (Relocation support will be negotiated according to ECU policy).

Benefits & Remuneration

This full-time ongoing position attracts remuneration of $141,569 - $155,963 per annum (Level D) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Associate Professor Guangzhi Sun, Associate Dean (Academic)  on +61 8 6304 5423 or email

Closing Date

Applications close on Friday, 27 October 2017 at 11:30 pm AWST.

How to Apply

Candidates are requested to attach a cover letter and a statement addressing the Selection Criteria to their CV, and upload as one document when applying for this position. Applications that have not addressed the Selection Criteria will not be considered.

ECU is diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.