SmartSat CRC Chair in Aerospace Engineering

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University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

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Role Managed by:

Dr Patrick Marland

Senior Research Associate

t: +61 (0) 2 8354 4000


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 07/05/2021

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 8,100 permanent staff supporting over 73,000 students. The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sydney is one of the largest and preeminent engineering faculties in the world. We are ranked 2nd in Australia (THE subject rankings) and 61st globally (QS Rankings by Subject 2020) for engineering and technology.

The School of Aerospace Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME) is one of Australia’s premier engineering schools with an international reputation built on more than 130 years’ experience. It is home to some of Australia’s most prominent research centres in the fields of aerospace, mechanical and mechatronic engineering.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding academic at the level of Professor to the newly established role of SmartSat CRC Chair in Aerospace Engineering, to help shape the future of satellite and space systems development in Australia.  The successful candidate will have a strong research and leadership profile in all areas of satellite systems engineering and will work to enhance our research profile while providing leadership within the discipline. 

The position will work closely with the SmartSat CRC to develop fundamental and translational research related to satellite system development. The position will also lead the strategic direction in research and education within Space Engineering for the School of AMME, the wider University of Sydney community, and hold or develop a prominent position of national and international disciplinary leadership.  This includes setting the broad direction for the Aeronautical and Space Engineering degree program and delivering innovative, experiential learning opportunities at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels that prepares our students to work at the highest levels of the international Aerospace Engineering sector.

For further information or a confidential conversation about this opportunity please contact;

Dr Patrick Marland on +61 (0) 283 544 007 or at

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm, Friday 7th May 2021