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EOS Chair in Optical and Microwave Engineering job with UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

About This Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to join the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering as EOS Chair.

In this newly established position, working closely with EOS, you will be responsible for shaping the future of Optical and Microwave Engineering within the School, harnessing the power of both research and teaching excellence to explore the frontier disciplines of Optical and Microwave Communication Systems, Wave Propagation and Hybrid Communication Systems.

The role will see you leading initiatives and applications for significant research funding to support projects and activities, building effective strategic collaborations with Australia’s Space agency and Defense Science and Technology and providing leadership in the development of new and innovative course offerings across the School.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, where you will have access to arguably the most well-equipped labs in the southern hemisphere.

About You

Alongside a PhD in the area of ‚Äč‚ÄčOptical and Microwave Engineering (or related discipline) we are seeking candidates able to demonstrate:

  • A distinguished record of scholarly teaching and academic leadership
  • International recognition and demonstrated international leadership in the field of Optical and Microwave Engineering.
  • Significant experience in liaising and collaborating with external agencies (academic, research, government, and/or industry) to develop co-operative research initiatives.

Please note that applicants myou are eligible for Australian security clearance

For more information on duties and responsibilities, please see the attached position description.

Position Description

EOS Chair Booklet

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, continuing position at Academic level E. An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Terms and conditions of employment, such as strategic start-up packages, will also be negotiated with the successful candidate.

The incumbent is entitled to four weeks annual leave, 10 days personal leave and an additional five days carer’s leave.

Employees of The University of Queensland are eligible for a range of perks and benefits, including: access to UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

The University will meet all reasonable removal and establishment expenses. In the case of an interstate or international appointee, an accommodation allowance may be available for a limited period. Details will be negotiated as part of the contract of employment.

The following flexible employment options may be available for this role; some working from home; variable start or finish times; compressedhours; purchased leave; flex-time.

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 – 2021.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Amin Abbosh via

For application queries, please contact stating the job reference number in the subject line.


All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • cover letter
  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (in the attached PD)
  • Summarizes

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box during the application form.

About The Selection Process

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted.

Other Information

sponsorship: Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

Background Check

All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Please note that applicants myou are eligible for Australian security clearance

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.


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