Associate Professor in Bioengineering

Crawley, Australia
06 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

  • Tenurable appointment
  • Level D: $141,910 to $156,343 (17% superannuation)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the School

The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering is renowned for its award-winning researchers, teachers and facilities. The broad-based undergraduate and postgraduate programs are complemented by a wide range of research in areas such as microelectronics, control systems, signal processing, power electronics and systems, and biomedical engineering. More information can be found at

With cross-disciplinary research groups, the School offers a creative and innovative research environment and is poised to respond to a rapidly changing world and develop technologies that fulfil the demands of the 21st century. The School, which has an international reputation for excellence in bioengineering, seeks to promote the co-location of bioengineers, clinicians and scientists to facilitate the development of medical breakthroughs and the delivery of cutting-edge clinical care.

The School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering is looking to extend its successful Biomedical Engineering program through a new joint bioengineering lab for multimodal ophthalmic imaging in collaboration with the Lions Eye Institute ( The purpose of the proposed lab is to develop novel imaging techniques and tools for the early detection of eye disease and to make significant advances in ophthalmic care. The proposed lab will build upon the School’s world-class expertise in biomedical optics and biophotonics.

About the opportunity

The successful candidate will conduct high quality research that contributes to the Faculty’s initiative in Bioengineering (, build a strong, internationally recognised research program that complements the existing research groups in Bioengineering. The successful candidate will be a leader with a passion for teaching, and will develop and deliver the undergraduate and masters curricula with a focus on bioengineering, as well as contributing to the School, Faculty and University community through service activities.

The Associate Professor in Bioengineering will also undertake research, teaching, unit co-ordination, academic administration and student supervision in collaboration with colleagues and under the direction of the Head of School. The applicant must have a strong research portfolio within Bioengineering. The School adopts the Australian Research Council (ARC) definition of research and accepts original creative works as research output if they meet the eligibility requirements of ARC Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 Submission Guidelines (

Key Selection Criteria:


  • PhD or equivalent experience in Bioengineering. Preference will be given to candidates with research expertise in ophthalmic imaging.

Research and Scholarship

  • Demonstrate a strong research track record displaying ability to publish in high quality academic journals, to obtain research funding and to have attained international recognition for their work.
  • Have a proven track record in the successful supervision of the research of honours and postgraduate students.

Teaching and Learning

  • Demonstrate teaching and learning expertise in the discipline of bioengineering that incorporates research and/or professional practice.
  • Provide evidence of commitment to high quality teaching including the development of curriculum and initiatives in effective learning.
  • Demonstrate commitment to playing a leadership role in the maintenance of academic standards and in the development of educational policy and curriculum.


  • Relevant industry and research commercialization experience is desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed organizational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team

Closing date: 31 October 2017

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details:

Please apply online via the Apply Now button and also address the selection criteria in your application.

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