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School of Civil & Environmental Engineering – Water Research Laboratory

Faculty of Engineering

UNSW Australia

  • Australia’s leading engineering faculty
  • World-leading group of researchers and teachers
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  • At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

FULL POSITON DESCRIPTION: http://unsw.to/EngJobs


The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the largest School in the UNSW Faculty of Engineering, with approximately 2600 student enrolments and an annual budget of over $20 million. The School has 48 full time academic staff, 27 professional staff and technical staff and 75 research only appointments. For more information visit: http://www.civeng.unsw.edu.au/


The role is with an existing and dynamic Water discipline group with strengths in surface and groundwater hydrology, coastal engineering and estuaries, water quality and treatment, and hydraulics and environmental fluid mechanics. Based at the School's internationally recognised Water Research Laboratory (WRL) located at UNSW’s Northern Beaches Campus, Manly Vale, the appointee(s) will be expected to collaborate across Centre research activities in their field of expertise. The role will collaborate with colleagues in the School, to undertake teaching at the undergraduate level in water engineering and related courses and at the postgraduate level in their area of expertise, and to provide supervision of undergraduate thesis, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research students.

The appointment would be:

  • at level B ($98k – 116k per annum), level C ($119k - $137k per annum), or level D ($143k – $157k per annum), plus 17% superannuation and leave-loading, commensurate with academic qualifications and experience,
  • full time,
  • to a Convertible Tenure Track Employment Contract for an initial fixed term period, with conversion to continuing appointment based on satisfactory performance and there being sufficient productive work available.
  • The Faculty reserves the right to offer an appointment on a continuing basis or to directly appoint to advertised positions.


We are looking for an exceptional candidate to conduct high impact research, deliver outstanding teaching and student experience and build industry engagement in the field of water engineering. Applicants with industry experience are especially welcome. 

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • A PhD in water engineering or a related field
  • A demonstrated record of excellence in research with international impact
  • A commitment to delivering high quality and innovative teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • The ability to actively engage with industry and the community

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

The preferred candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment.


  • Submit your application through: www.jobs.unsw.edu.au
  • Be sure to review the position documentation and systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

Any enquiries can be forwarded to Professor Ian Turner, Director UNSW Water Research Laboratory:  ian.turner@unsw.edu.au    

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