Future Engineering Research Leadership Fellow (FERL) Australian National University, College of Engineering and Computer Science Australia

Future Engineering Research Leadership Fellow (FERL)


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Job no: 517241

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Canberra / ACT

Categories: Academic


Classification: ANU Academic Level B/C

Salary package: $94,287 - $127,025 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Terms: Full Time, Fixed Term, 5 Years
  • ANU, the place to be - #1 in Australia and in the World Top 20
  • Exciting opportunities available to join our community of scholars and researchers
  • Innovative research partnerships


The Research School of Engineering (RSEng or the School) is one of two Research Schools within the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). This is an exciting time to join our School and be part of the a community that prides ourselves on solving “wicked problems” in collaboration with the best minds in the world from across a broad range of disciplines. We take pride in pursuing our fundamental mission – discovery and to making knowledge matter – to the very highest quality.


We are calling for applications from innovative and enthusiastic academics in the early stages of their careers who are willing to explore uncharted landscapes through our Future Engineering Research Leadership Fellows (FERL) program. You will have the opportunity to engage in ground-breaking, cutting-edge research in the fields of signal processing, computer vision and robotics, computational mechanics, materials, fabrication, renewable energy, networked systems and quantum cybernetics. 


We welcome and develop diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia.


The positions are initially for a period of 5 years. Longer term and/or tenure-track appointments may be offered to outstanding candidates subject to experience, skill and performance with consideration given to the candidate’s achievement relative to opportunity. Successful candidates will be offered individualised attention and be part of a culture with a strong sense of community to define their own research agendas, apply for competitive funding, develop their own laboratory facilities and where appropriate, build a research team. These positions come with a yearly budget to cover visitors and conference travel as well as the possibility to negotiate a longer term and/or continuing appointment and significant start-ups funds.


This recruitment process is part of the wider ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science initiative, where we are looking to appoint up to 10 positions across Engineering and Computer Science over the next two (2) years. The Research School of Computer Science is running a similar and simultaneous process. For more information please visit here.


Applications with complementary experience and skills to the Computer Science discipline may be referred to the Chair of the Computer Science selection panel for consideration and candidates will be notified accordingly.


The Australian National University provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus.


For FERL enquiries please contact Professor Saman Halgamuge. T: +61-2-6125 2646, E: saman.halgamuge@anu.edu.au 


The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au.  


ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion.


Application information


In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents. Guidelines on completing your application can be found in the candidate information booklet:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria;
  • A research vision statement;
  • A education vision statement;
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form;


Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.


Position Description & Selection Criteria


Advertised: 05 Sep 2017 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 05 Nov 2017 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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