Associate Professor / Professor of Electrical Engineering

Macquarie University School of Engineering

Associate Professor or Professor in Electrical Engineering

Job no: 507234

Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

  • Salary Package: Associate Professor or Professor (Level D or E), from $155,425 to $199,552 per annum, plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

We are looking for a passionate Associate Professor or Professor with an outstanding track record of teaching and research in the discipline of Electrical Engineering. The successful applicant will be expected to develop, teach and convene units at a postgraduate and undergraduate level, while supervising Higher Degree Research students and leading, conducting and collaborating on research projects in the area of Electrical Engineering or related area.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths for future potential across other research and teaching streams of the School and contribute to the administration, outreach and promotion of the School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering and the University.

About Us

The School of Engineering sits within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and is a diverse community of academics blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery, exploration and impact.  We are talented and knowledgeable engineers and form teams of innovators and creators with a passion for teaching and a strong desire to make an impact in research. The School currently has approximately 40 academics and 70 research students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. Encouraged to think boldly, and supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities, brilliant minds converge in our faculty to create incredible new possibilities: the world's first attempt to synthesize complex life, the creation of Wi-Fi, the discovery of dancing dwarf galaxies, and the development of blue LED light. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

In the School of Engineering we are committed to improving the diversity of our team by building an equitable and inclusive culture. For, instance, we strongly encourage applications from experienced individuals who are looking to return to the workforce, changing career path or cannot commit to full-time work. You will have access to flexible working hours, on-site parking and generous parental leave allowances.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 55 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

About the Role

To be considered for this position, candidates must attach to their application a separate document responding to the selection criteria below with their curriculum vitae:


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering (Power systems)
  • Demonstrated success in scholarly teaching with alternative/flexible teaching methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and curriculum development in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience and willingness to design and teach the following courses:Outstanding track record in research with outcomes of high quality and impact as well as evidence for research excellence and leadership
    • Renewable energy integration and Smart grid technologies
    • Power quality and protections
    • Electrical machines and drives
  • A strong track record in attracting significant competitive grant funding and industry funding
  • Proven experience in successfully recruiting and supervising higher degree research students to completion
  • A track record of significant involvement with the local and international profession and industry
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and advancing the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity in STEM workplaces
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of students and staff


  • Teaching experience using Problem/Team Based Learning
  • Established collaboration with the Australian power utilities
  • Research experience in Cybersecurity in smart power grids and application of artificial intelligent in power systems

Role Specific Enquiries: Professor Darren Bagnall, Dean, School of Engineering at or +61 2 9850 9071.

Applications Close: Sunday, 16 February 2020 at 11:55pm AEST