Female candidates: Associate Professor / Professor (Water Resources)

University of Technology Sydney

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Job Title: Associate Professor / Professor – Water Resources (Female Only Applicants)
Faculty / School / Unit FEIT: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Job Summary

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is located in the heart of Sydney’s creative and digital precinct. UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We’re known for our industry focus, practice-based teaching and learning, real world research and our location. With state-of-the-art campuses and facilities, we’re preparing students to become global thinkers, leaders and innovators.

The UTS School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is one of Australia’s leading research schools in civil and environmental engineering that has strong links with industry and an outstanding record in teaching and research. The School is comprised of 3 research disciplines, 7 research centres and employs over 80 academic staff to deliver its key activities.

Detailed Description

About the role

We are recruiting for an aspiring female Associate Professor or Professor in Water Resources within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In this role you will be dedicated to developing and leading research. You will also support academic activities and deliver teaching in the specialist areas of Water Resources, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will be responsible for connecting with industry and industry engagement activities.

In order to address the underrepresentation of female Academic staff in STEM, UTS was granted an exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997 (NSW) (ADA) to conduct targeted recruitment programs. In accordance with this exemption, only applications from female candidates will be considered for this role.

This aligns with a wider UTS commitment of increasing representation of women in STEMM academic positions (targeting at least 40% of roles) and the UTS Women in Engineering & IT program which fosters a network of passionate people who are actively involved in the development of our next generation of young Engineering and IT professionals.

About you

As an Associate Professor or Professor, you will have demonstrated knowledge of the engineering practice of resource management, floods, hydrology and hydraulics, as well as course development within Water and Environmental Engineering. You are conscientious, have excellent interpersonal skills and experience supervising HDR students. Other requirements will include:

PhD in Civil or Environmental Engineering
Knowledge of recent advances in water resources and engineering and familiar with system design in water engineering
Knowledge of recent advances in water resources and engineering
Ability to connect with industry partners and ability to attract funding
Strong record of research achievement / publication track record.
For the full list of selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Statement from the below documents section.

Base Salary Range: $164,560 to $180,395 pa (Level D) / $204,619 pa (Level E)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, childcare centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

How to apply

Please include the following in your application:

A cover letter and a copy of your resume
A separate document addressing the following key Selection Criteria:
Demonstrated high level capacity and skills in developing and delivering teaching for subjects for both undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in Environmental and Water Engineering, and in the specialist areas such as hydrology, hydraulics and water resources or closely related disciplines
Experience and track record in research with demonstrated outcomes that include research publications, grants and research supervision
Strong collaboration/partnerships with industry and other academic institutions
Demonstrated ability in leadership and team building skills

For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. If you are a current UTS staff member, for help on how to apply through NEO please click here.

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV. As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes reference IRC232683 and your name.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Marie Hetherington in the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au.

Closing Date: Sunday, 19th February 2023 at 11.59pm (AEST)

This role is open to international applicants.


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UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We were among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.





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