EOS Chair in Optical and Microwave Engineering

Employer: The University of Queensland
Job location
Brisbane Queensland Australia
Job closing date


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 Defence 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 Optical 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 must be eligible for Australian security clearance.

For more information on duties and responsibilities, please see the Position Description.

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; compressed hours; 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 a.abbosh@uq.edu.au.

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number in the subject line.

Want to Apply? 

To submit an application for this role, go to the UQ Careers portal and use the Apply button.

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)
  • Resume 

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 prerequisite 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 

SponsorshipVisa sponsorship may be available for this appointment. 

Background Checks: 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 must be 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 recruitment@uq.edu.au

Applications close: 18 July 2022

Job No: R-00112