Associate Professor/Professor in Geospatial Engineering

Sydney, Australia
28 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Australia’s leading engineering faculty
  • World-leading group of researchers and teachers
  • Cutting edge facilities and innovative research
  • Location - Sydney, Australia

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 is the largest School in the Faculty of Engineering, with approximately 2600 student enrolments 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. It is ranked in the world top 20 in Civil and Structural Engineering.

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 engineers, environmental engineers or surveyors; and to conduct research and development of international distinction to meet the needs of these disciplines, of industry and of society in general. For more information visit:

About the role

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to conduct high impact research, deliver outstanding teaching and student experience, build industry engagement, and demonstrate leadership in the field of Geospatial Engineering. The appointee will join an existing, dynamic discipline group with a strong research focus. Exceptional candidates with expertise in any of the Geospatial Engineering sub-disciplines – surveying, geodesy, remote sensing, navigation, photogrammetry or mapping – are encouraged to apply.

The appointee will be expected to foster links between one or more of the Geospatial Engineering and Civil and/or Environmental Engineering sub-disciplines, as well as to collaborate with other UNSW groups conducting geospatial research or education. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognised research program, and to participate in the teaching and service missions of the School and Faculty.

The appointment will be:

  • at level D ($150k - $164k per annum) or Level E ($192k per annum), plus 17% superannuation and leave loading, 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

Applications are invited across the broad discipline of Geospatial Engineering, including surveying, remote sensing, and spatial information studies. We are looking for an exceptional candidate to conduct high impact research, deliver outstanding teaching and student experience and build industry engagement.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A PhD in the Geospatial Engineering discipline, or a related field
  • A demonstrated record of outstanding research with international impact
  • A commitment to delivering high quality and innovative teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • The ability to actively engage with industry and the community

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 by clicking "Apply Now" and be sure to review the position documentation and systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

Any enquiries can be forwarded to Professor Nasser Khalili, Acting Head of School:


T: +61 9385 5074