First listed on: 17 September 2021

Multiple Academic Positions, School of Civil Engineering

  • Join a growing Faculty and be part of a University that places amongst the world’s best teaching and research institutions.
  • Located on the edge of Sydney’s bustling central business district, close to beaches, parks, public transport and shopping districts
  • Seeking outstanding Academics to provide leadership and help create a world-class, internationally recognised Faculty for research and education excellence


About the opportunity

The School of Civil Engineering is at the forefront of civil engineering education and research. Our systems approach to teaching allows students to graduate with the much sought-after design, research and problem-solving skills needed to create and manage sustainable built and natural environments. 

Our research strengths lie in structural engineering, geomechanics and materials, environmental fluid mechanics, transport engineering and complex systems. Our expertise and facilities continue to meet the issues associated with critical infrastructure, sustainability, climate change, water management and the natural environment.

The School has a long tradition of engagement with industry which has led to successful collaborations with many leading national and global companies and government organisations.  This coupled with our excellence in analytical and experimental research has played a prominent role in the development of Australian and International Standards relating to many aspects of civil and structural design.

The School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney is searching for faculty members at all ranks and in all areas of Civil Engineering. The school seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty and encourages women to apply.

The School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney is prioritising a search for faculty members who are able to contribute in the areas of:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Transportation Engineering

About you

Successful candidates are expected to develop an independent research program, engage in collaborations within and outside the University, participate in both undergraduate and graduate teaching and curriculum development, and contribute to the working of the School and the University.

Candidates should submit a CV, a research statement and a teaching statement, and the names and email addresses of three references (for lecturer and senior lecturer positions) and six references (for associate and full professor positions). In your online application in Workday under the Education Section, please select: Degree with extensive relevant experience and Field of Study: Doctorate or PhD (Other).

Term and Remuneration

Successful candidates will be offered a continuing (permanent) appointment, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. A competitive remuneration and startup package will be negotiated dependent on level of appointment. Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

To learn more about the School of Civil Engineering click here

For more information on the Head of School, Professor Brian Uy, click here

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Monika Browning, Recruitment Partner, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email

Position Description:

To view a position description of a Level B, Lecturer click here

To view a position description of a Level C, Senior Lecturer  click here

To view a position description of a Level D, Associate Professor click here

To view a position description of a Level E, Professor click here

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit Multiple Continuing Academic Positions, School of Civil Engineering to apply.

Closing Date: 11:59pm, 30 November 2021 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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