Professor and Deputy Head of School University of Queensland, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering Australia

Professor and Deputy Head of School


Job no:505614

Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech

Salary (FTE):Academic Level E ($178,571.98 - $178,571.98)

Work type:Full Time - Continuing

Location: St Lucia, Brisbane

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering


Reference number - 515614


It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St. Lucia campus. The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities. By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow. Details of the School may be accessed on its website at


The role

The successful candidate will be expected to display a high level of leadership in an academic environment and be recognised internationally for their scholarly contribution.  The purpose of this position is to work in partnership with the Head of School to successfully implement the School’s overarching strategy through effective leadership.  Working with the School Executive team and other staff of the School, the appointee will develop and implement initiatives to build the School’s teaching programs and expand its world-class research profile.  The role requires the ability to work constructively and collegially in support of the strategic and operational direction of the School and the wider University, in accordance with the University Strategic Plan. 


This is an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional candidate who is motivated to facilitate real organisational impact and will provide the ideal foundation for career progression to senior university leadership positions.


The person

Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellence in computer science and/or electrical engineering research. You should have highly developed leadership, interpersonal, communication skills with proven experience in leading, developing, motivating and successfully managing teams and individual academics in a collegiate environment. Outstanding strategic skills including the ability to develop, articulate and sustain a shared vision is also a must.


The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  


Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.



The position is full time, continuing appointment at Academic Level E. An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate, including superannuation contributions of 17%. Remuneration will be subject to periodic review.


Position Description

Download File ITEE_Professor and Deputy Head of School_PD.pdf



To discuss this role please contact Professor Michael Bruenig on +61 7 3365 3869 or


To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.


For information on completing the application process click here.


Advertised: 19 Dec 2018 

Applications close: 20 Jan 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time


Advertised: 19 Dec 2018 

Applications close: 20 Jan 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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