Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Robotics & Mechatronics

Sydney, Australia
$99,924 to 182,053 (Level B – E)
14 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join the UTS Centre for Autonomous Systems (CAS), an internationally acclaimed robotics research group!

The UTS Centre for Autonomous Systems (CAS) within the School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (MME) is an internationally acclaimed robotics research group. CAS’ vision is to be an internationally recognised leader, at a scale and quality to be globally significant, for robotics research, development and commercial application of “Autonomous and Human Interactive Robotics”. Since its establishment in 2003, CAS has demonstrated international leadership in driving research advancements in robotics and in delivering real-world solutions to key challenges facing government, industry and the wider community. Examples include the autonomous robots for bridge maintenance and the autonomous bio-inspired climbing robots, both deployed in the Sydney Harbour Bridge. CAS currently has over 75 robotics researchers with international reputation in SLAM, Infrastructure Robotics, Assistive Robotics and Robot teams. CAS has developed a very strong engagement program with industry and governments. CAS prides itself on a culture of cooperation, collaboration and “ownership”.

CAS is seeking up to three outstanding academics (at any level from lecturer to professor) in robotics and mechatronics to join the growing team in the School of MME.

Besides conducting fundamental robotics research, each of the academics is expected to take a leading role in one of the three topic areas of underwater robotics, assistive robotics (with the focus on aged care and health care) and construction robotics.

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is an Australian leader in practice-based learning and industry engagement and recognised internationally for its areas of research strength and expertise. The Faculty delivers rigorous, practical and industry-focused education and research that encourages disruptive technologies and cultivates exceptional engineering and information technology professionals.

UTS has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and is focused on increasing gender equity in STEMM through the Women in Engineering and IT (WiET) initiative, our participation in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter and progressive/innovative programs such as our Research Equity Initiative. Through these initiatives, UTS aims to address the gender equality issues within the STEMM fields. 

As an academic (Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, or Professor) within UTS:FEIT, you will actively contribute to the research, and teaching and educational development portfolio of the School of Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering within the area of mechatronics and robotics.

Please refer to the attached documents for the position description and selection criteria.


Base Salary Range: $99,924 to 182,053 (Level B – 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.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

How to Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC101026, please review the Position Statement and the relevant Selection Criteria, which you are required to address in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria

Please indicate clearly the position you are applying for: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor. If you would like your application to be considered at two levels (e.g. Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor), please state it clearly in your application.

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 IRC101026.

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

Closing Date:  Tuesday 12th December 2017 at 11:59pm (ADST)

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact recruitment@uts.edu.au 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.