Associate Professor/Professor in Geospatial Engineering, Remote Sensing

Randwick, Australia
13 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of the world’s top engineering universities
  • Cutting edge facilities and world-leading researchers
  • Commitment to educational excellence and innovation in teaching

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Engineering is recruiting outstanding and inspirational individuals to join our world-leading group of researchers and teachers to build on our success and take the Faculty into the world’s top 20 engineering faculties.

As Australia’s leading engineering faculty, we create bold new solutions to globally relevant challenges to improve lives. We combine the world’s best facilities and innovative research with an exciting and connected education experience to open doors for our graduates.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, including Surveying, is the largest School in the Faculty of Engineering, with approximately 2600 student enrollments and a budget of over $20 million. The School has 48 full time academic staff, 27 professional staff and technical staff and 75 research only appointments.

The School mission is to develop well-educated graduates with the essential skills, attributes and knowledge that will enable them to practice as professional civil or environmental engineers and surveyors; and to conduct research and development of international distinction to meet the needs of the discipline, industry and society.

The School is home to the UNSW Surveying and Geospatial Engineering group that conducts world class research in sub-disciplines of geodesy, photogrammetry, positioning measurement and remote sensing.

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About the role

We are recruiting for an exceptional candidate into the School’s research priority area of Geospatial Engineering – Remote Sensing.

The role will conduct high impact research in Geospatial Engineering in a field that align well with the disciplines of Civil Engineering, and/or Environmental Engineering. Applications from experienced researchers that bridge Geospatial Engineering and Civil and/or Environment Engineering are particularly encouraged.

The successful applicant will deliver outstanding teaching and student experience in the discipline of Geospatial Engineering and/or Surveying, build industry engagement and contribute significantly to the leadership, service and engagement missions of the School and Faculty. They will have a distinguished background in one or more of the following fields: Surveying, Geodesy, Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry or Mapping/GIS.

The appointment would be:

  • level D ($149K - $164K per annum) or level E ($191K per annum) plus 17% superannuation and leave loading) per annum, commensurate with academic qualifications and experience,
  • full time
  • to a Convertible Tenure Track Employment Contract for an initial fixed term period of 5 years, with conversion to continuing appointment based on satisfactory performance and there being sufficient productive work available

The Faculty reserves the right to offer an appointment on a continuing basis or to directly appoint to advertised positions.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has:

  • A PhD in a relevant field
  • Proven track record in research and attracting research funding
  • A commitment to delivering high quality and innovative teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels.

UNSW desires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aspires to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, paying particular attention to ensuring no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability or Indigenous origin.

Engineering strongly encourages female applicants and actively supports women to succeed through specific Faculty and UNSW initiatives and generous parental leave provisions and flexible work practices.

Applicants with industry experience are especially welcome.

The preferred candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment.

How to apply

Submit your application through

Be sure to review the position documentation and systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

Any enquiries can be forwarded to Professor Stephen Foster, Head of School


T: +61 9385 5059

Applications close: Midnight, Friday 23 February 2018 (AEDT)