Professor in Robotics

Brisbane, Australia
22 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St. Lucia campus.  The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities.  By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.

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The role

With the increasing importance of automation in factories, healthcare, mines and farms, and with increasing adoption of self-driving cars, autonomous aircraft, and intelligent software agents, this is an exciting time for robotics and automation. The position of Professor in Robotics and Automation is responsible for providing ongoing vision and leadership in ITEE’s impact area of Automation, and for establishing University of Queensland as a national and international Centre of Excellence in robotics and automation research, teaching and industry engagement.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in an engineering, computer science or related field. You should have significant experience and a successful record of achievements in applied research in robotics or automation with demonstrated high quality outputs.

You should have an international research reputation with strong industry and international networks to leverage to develop a world class program of research. You should demonstrate your ability to lead significant teams, attract significant external funding, capacity to work collaboratively across discipline boundaries. You should also be an experienced and engaging teacher and demonstrate your ability to lead curriculum development and course design. You should have mastery of current pedagogy in engineering and computer science


The position is continuing, full time at Academic Level E. An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate, including superannuation contributions of 17%. Remuneration will be subject to periodic review.

Position Description

Download File Professor in Robotics_ITEE_Position Description.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Michael Bruenig on +61 7 3365 3869 or

Please submit your application to using the job title and job number in the subject line.

All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter (1-2 page statement of claim as to your suitability for the position) and Resume

For information on completing the application process click here.