Career and Job Opportunities at UNSW Engineering

Join Australia's Largest Engineering Faculty

UNSW Engineering is an attractive career choice for academics, researchers and professional staff. Were at the forefront of innovation and we like nothing more than to see our employees thrive and achieve their very best. For more than 70 years, our Faculty has gone from strength to strength. Careers such as the “Father of Photovoltaics, Martin Green, cyberterror specialist Richard Buckland, food allergies expert Associate Professor Alice Lee and artificial intelligence doyen Professor Toby Walsh have flourished under the support of the Faculty.

Come and join us at a state-of-the-art campus that’s close to the city and the beautiful beaches of Sydney.


We Are
  • No.1 engineering faculty in Australia and No.38 in the world* 
  • The largest engineering faculty in Australia, offering 25 undergraduate degrees and 100+ degree combinations, across eight engineering disciplines
  • Delivering world-class research and innovation through 31 research centres, leading solar cell efficiency, cyber security, robotics, quantum computing and bionic vision
  • Supportive of overseas opportunities and exchange, encouraging our students and staff to broaden their horizons
  • Leaders in providing our students with dynamic experiences. Our student projects have gained international standing through custom-built solar-cars, satellites and soccer-playing robots

Source: *2019 QS rankings


The benefits of working at UNSW Engineering

Career Opportunities

At UNSW, our people strategy is simple. We want the best people to come to UNSW to do their best work.

Find out what job opportunities are on offer.

Why Work for us?

With our inspiring physical environment and on-campus facilities, UNSW is an attractive choice for engineering academics and professional staff alike 

We offer competitive salaries, generous superannuation, professional development opportunities and flexible work options. This includes the provision of financial assistance to academics and PhD candidates going on carer’s level.

Supporting Female Academics

We’re committed to addressing the under-representation of women in engineering in junior and senior appointments and on key policy and decision-making bodies. 

We actively support women to harness their talent and reach their potential with confidence and competence. Here are just some of our University-wide initiatives and Faculty-specific programs: 

  • Family-friendly work practices including variable work hours, access to flex-time and up to 36 weeks of paid parental leave
  • The Academic Women in Leadership program which assists participants to respond to the issues and opportunities that they face in a way that supports a successful academic leadership career
  • The Faculty Carers Award that provides funding to help researchers maintain their career trajectory should they need to take a break due to carer’s responsibilities
  • Research Student Maternity Scholarships that provide financial support for female PhD research students who suspend enrolment to have a child