Head of School, Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

About the Role

UNSW is currently seeking a new Head who is energetic, visionary and ambitious to collaboratively build future excellence for the School. The appointee will ideally be an outstanding researcher in one or more of the School’s key research disciplines.

The role requires a leader who can strategically drive academic excellence in research and education across the School’s activities, engaging broadly across the university and externally with industry and community, to grow the School’s global standing and achieve global impact.

The Organisation

Established in 1949, UNSW is already one of the world’s leading technology-focused universities, currently ranked 45th in the world (QS Global ranking 2019) and distinguished by pioneering research with a focus on the scientific, technological and professional disciplines. UNSW is currently implementing its 2025 Strategy and its ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university.

Australia’s largest engineering faculty, UNSW Engineering enrolls 16,000+ students, and is a powerhouse of innovation. The School of Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications is one of eight Schools at UNSW Engineering. Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications is one of the largest postgraduate schools in the country and it conducts research in Energy Systems, Nano/Micro Systems, Systems and Control, Telecommunications and Signal Processing. Cross discipline research widens the range. School researchers work in The Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, the Australian National Fabrication Facility, the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Quantum Computation and Communication Technology, Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets, Signals, Information and Machine Intelligence Lab, the UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute and CSIRO’s Data61. The School community has just moved into a completely refurbished building equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research.

To learn more and to apply

To obtain full details and for a confidential discussion, prospective candidates should contact Dr Rosalind De Sailly and Ruth Beran in the search firm assisting UNSW, via email to UNSW_EET@desailly.com.au

Full applications addressing the selection criteria and nominating referees must be submitted to the email address above, before midnight Monday 8 April 2019.


UNSW is committed to diversity and inclusion. UNSW has been awarded the inaugural Athena SWAN Bronze Institution Award for its work in advancing gender equity and diversity in the STEMM disciplines in higher education and research. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.