Academic Positions

UNSW Engineering is recruiting outstanding and inspirational individuals to join our world-leading group 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 positions below are available across all academic levels and cross school appointments may be available as appropriate. Please click “Positions Available” for current roles available in each of the schools.

UNSW Engineering strongly encourages female applicants and actively supports women to succeed through specific Faculty and UNSW initiatives, generous parental leave provisions and flexible work practices.

UNSW is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot Athena SWAN in Australia.


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Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering

The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering is internationally recognised for its international contributions by highly experienced academic staff who offer a high quality educational experience and dedicated researchers who conduct world class research and have made astounding breakthroughs. The vision of the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering is to provide the best research and teaching outcomes relevant to the development of applications in the human health sector to help in the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of Australians with life-threatening or debilitating diseases and conditions. For further information about the School, please visit here.

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School of Chemical Engineering

The School of Chemical Engineering has been delivering excellent teaching and research for over sixty-five years. The research clusters in the school broadly span the areas of Energy, Food and Health, Environmental Technology, Macromolecular and Interfacial Engineering, and Product and Process Design. It offers degrees in Food Science (Technology and Nutrition), Chemical Engineering and Chemical Product Engineering. The school is ranked in the top 37 (QS World Ranking) in Chemical Engineering. Find out further information about the School here.


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School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the largest School in the Faculty of Engineering with over 3,300 students and an operating budget of over $23 million. The School has 48 full time academic staff, 30 professional and technical staff and 80 research-only appointments. The School’s mission is to develop well-educated graduates with the essential skills, attributes and knowledge that will enable them to practice as professional civil or environmental engineers; and to conduct research and development of international distinction to meet the needs of the discipline, industry and society. For further information about the School, please visit here

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School of Computer Science and Engineering

The School of Computer Science and Engineering is one of the largest and most prestigious computing schools in Australia. It offers undergraduate programs in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Bioinformatics, as well as a number of combined degrees with other disciplines. It attracts excellent students who have an outstanding record in international competitions. At the postgraduate level there is a large PhD research program and coursework programs at the Master’s and Graduate Diploma level in Computing and Information Technology and at Graduate Certificate level in Computing. Our research mission is to be at the forefront of research into new and exciting innovations with profound national and international impact.  For further information about the School, please visit here.

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School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

The School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications has a vibrant research culture reflected in the achievements of its academic staff, and is currently rated as a level 5 ERA School (“Well above world standard”) in each of the 2010, 2012 and 2015 Excellence in Research Australia evaluations. The School enjoys a world-leading reputation for research excellence, with six IEEE Fellows among our 44 academic staff. According to the Shanghai Jiaotong 2016 rankings, EE&T at UNSW is placed first in Australia. The School has innovated significantly by introducing the first 5-year integrated bachelors/masters (with minor) and first (non-conversion) 2-year accredited masters programs, each with a major component of engineering design. These innovations have positioned the School in a period of very strong growth. Nationally, the School offers the most complete range of undergraduate and postgraduate electrical engineering and telecommunications programs, and is the largest of its kind. The School building is currently undergoing a $104m refurbishment, which when complete, will place our facilities amongst the best in the world. With a team that is recognised for its teaching excellence and innovative research, the School is producing the next generation of innovative engineers who will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on industry and society. Please visit the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications here. 

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School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is one of the largest and most prestigious in Australia, with 2500 student enrolments, 80 academic staff, 25 professional staff, an operating budget of over $15 million and annual external research funding of more than $6 million. Our mission is to prepare students for careers of leadership and innovation, create new scientific advances, and translate research outcomes to positively impact national and global industry and society. Our School seeks to attract high quality researchers and educators to expand thriving research programs and contribute to our education and research excellence in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics, and Advanced Manufacturing.

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School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering

The School of Mineral Energy Resources Engineering is committed to providing outstanding research to support Australia’s top export industries in minerals, gas, coal and petroleum. We train industry-prepared graduates who have the skills to use the new and diverse technologies that are transforming this sector of the economy. The key philosophy of the School is to nurture engineers who are grounded in the fundamental sciences, able to create innovative solutions and ready to lead their teams, their companies and the industry.

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School of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering

The UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE) is one of the eight schools within the Faculty of Engineering at UNSW. SPREE grew out of the Australian Research Council Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence in response to the growing renewable energy industry. Building on world-leading research, including holding the record for the most efficient silicon solar cell for over two decades, the school attracts leading international researchers in photovoltaic and renewable energy. For further information about the School, please visit here.