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Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.
The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.
We are looking for people to join our university to bring their global expertise to our region, and take their impactful research to the world with us.
We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity. We are among the first 15 universities in Australia to receive the Bronze Award under the Athena Swan Charter and we’re striving to achieve Silver.
About us
The University’s College of Engineering, Science and Environment (CESE) brings together expertise in engineering, environment, and the sciences to deliver life ready graduates and transformative solutions to our region and the world. CESE strives for excellence, innovation and equity in teaching, education, research and partnerships. We are global leaders uncovering new knowledge, creating revolutionary technology, and delivering innovative teaching.
The School of Engineering is one of the most research-intensive Schools within the University. The School consists of four discipline groupings: Civil and Environmental Engineering and Surveying; Chemical and Renewable Energy Engineering; Electrical and Electronic, Computer Systems and Medical Engineering; Aerospace Systems, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. The School is home to many leading-edge research centres and has strong links with industry through sponsored undergraduate students and research collaborations. 
The School is highly research active, contributing substantially to the overall research inputs and outputs of the CESE. This is reflected in the 2018 Excellence in Research in Australia outcomes where Electrical, Civil, Mechanical and Resource Engineering codes all received an ERA5. 
Be challenged and imagine with us
The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint a Lecturer with a passion for teaching and a flair for research in specialist areas, related to electrical and electronic engineering, such as control and automation, electronics, power systems and signal processing. The successful candidate will have the ability to work autonomously, multi-task and prioritise to provide adaptive teaching methods and enhance the learning experience by combining streamlined online delivery methods with interactive in-person sessions. You will also have capability and eagerness to engage and network with external associations, to secure research funding and to assist industry in solving highly complex technical problems. 
The essential criteria for success include:
For the full list of essential and desirable selection criteria, please review the Position Description.
Female targeted
As part of the University’s commitment to increasing the number of women in underrepresented areas such as STEMM, this role is targeted towards female candidates. Please note that both male and female candidates can apply, however priority will be given to female candidates who can demonstrate they successfully meet the selection criteria. The University currently holds an exemption under Section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) in relation to its targeted recruiting programs. 
How will we inspire you?
Reporting to Professor Dianne Wiley, Dean and Head of School Engineering, the successful candidate will provide vision and leadership in the electrical/electronic engineering field and foster excellence in research, teaching and professional activities.
The Electrical and Electronic Engineering program offers a diverse set of courses allowing students to specialise in areas such as control, electronics, power systems and signal processing. The focus across industry sectors in the region is on intelligent manufacturing, industry 4.0, future energy systems and electric transportation (air, ground and water).
The Hunter region is not only Australia’s largest regional economy, it has the greatest growth in NSW outside of the Sydney Basin. It is rich in natural mineral and water resources, electricity generation capacity and food and wine producers. The transformation of the Hunter and Central Coast offers many exciting opportunities for research and industrial collaboration that span across industries such as energy, manufacturing, transportation, defence, mining, health, infrastructure and agriculture.
In this role you will be responsible for:
What we offer
This position will be offered as a level B, continuing/permanent position.
The remuneration range is from $103,221 – $122,576 + 17% superannuation and leave loading.
For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please click here.
The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.
Move to Newcastle
A move to Newcastle offers you the choice to live in the city, by the sea or near bushland – the region offers a wonderful place for a family to grow and the opportunity to strike a work/life balance.
Visit the City of Newcastle site to imagine your future in Newcastle.
Let’s be part of something bigger together. 
Visit this page for a guide on how to apply for a role.
Your application must include:
Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.
For specific position enquiries, please contact Associate Professor James Welsh, Head of Discipline of Electrical and Electronic, Computer Systems and Medical Engineering on (02) 4921 6087 or via email
Having difficulties? Please reach out to us:
Closing date: 20th September 2023 at 11:59 pm AEST
We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you
The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.  
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