Engineering Scientia Fellowships

UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program – for the best and brightest people, with outstanding research track records. For researchers who share our vision of improving and transforming lives and want to create global impact through their work. Successful candidates receive an unprecedented package of benefits to further their career.

The Scientia Fellowship Program, established as a cornerstone of the UNSW 2025 Strategy, aims to attract and retain the highest research performers on a trajectory to being exceptional research leaders and mentors. 

Up to 40 Fellowship appointments will be made at academic levels A to D in 2017 for commencement in 2018.

Register you interest here. For further information on the Fellowships visit the FAQs section and guidelines page.

How do I apply

A call for applications will open on 29 May and close on 10 July. All applications must be made through The information required for application is available on the ‘apply now’ site and is summarised in the Guidelines. 

About the Program

The UNSW 2025 Strategy has a firm commitment to a just society and aspires to being an international exemplar in equity, diversity and inclusion. In pursuit of this goal, the Scientia Fellowship Program will embed diversity in appointment practices to ensure appropriate gender representation, cultural diversity and disciplinary expertise.

The key distinctive features of the UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program include a tenure track fellowship with a career pathway commitment that has unprecedented flexibility. UNSW Scientia Fellows will have access to a range of development opportunities relevant to career stage across research, teaching and leadership, with a significant support and collaboration package.

In 2018, up to fifteen of the positions have been reserved for the following priority areas:

  • Indigenous research – for passionate and impactful Indigenous researchers who share our vision to make a difference to people’s lives through their knowledge and work
  • Interdisciplinary research – for researchers with outstanding track records who can contribute to building on cross-faculty collaboration to create original and innovative interdisciplinary research
  • Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) – for leading female researchers in these fields who are passionate about mentoring women in STEMM education and careers in support of UNSW’s commitment to gender equality

Applicants for these priority positions should select the faculty most aligned with their research. This will lead to the application form, where there is an opportunity to identify as an Indigenous researcher, woman in STEMM or interdisciplinary researcher.

2017 UNSW Engineering priority research areas

UNSW Engineering is recognised as Australia's top engineering faculty and is a renowned leader throughout the world. 

This network diagram shows the inter-connected nature of our research focus. Note the arrows showing the direction of inter-connection.

This network diagram shows the inter-connected nature of our research focus. Note the arrows showing the direction of inter-connection.