Lecturer in Mechatronics

Macquarie University



We are looking for a passionate Lecturer with a track record of teaching and research in the discipline of Mechatronics. The successful applicant will be expected to develop, teach and convene units at a postgraduate and undergraduate level, while supervising Higher Degree Research students and leading, conducting and collaborating on research projects in the area of Mechatronics, Robotics or Automation Engineering.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths for future potential across other research and teaching streams of the School and contribute to the administration, outreach and promotion of the School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering and the University

About Us

The School of Engineering sits within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and is a diverse community of academics and engineers that are building a vibrant culture of discovery, exploration and impact. Our teachers and researchers are talented and knowledgeable engineers and form teams of innovators and creators with a passion for teaching and a strong desire to make an impact in research. The School currently has approximately 40 engineering academics and 70 research students, and an ever-growing cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. We currently teach across Mechanical, Mechatronic, Electronics, Electrical, Telecommunications and Software Engineering with new programs in Civil and Engineering Management planned for 2020.

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. Encouraged to think boldly, and supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities, brilliant minds converge in our faculty to create incredible new possibilities: the world's first attempt to synthesize complex life, the creation of Wi-Fi, the discovery of dancing dwarf galaxies, and the development of blue LED light. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 55 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

The Role

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with strong track records in one or more of the following areas:

  • Mechatronic Design
  • Robotics
  • Automation

The successful candidates will have significant teaching experience in the related areas as above and demonstrated success in delivering high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate students. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the administration, outreach and promotion of the School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering and the broader University.

To be considered for this position, candidates must attach to their application a separate document responding to the selection criteria below with their curriculum vitae.


  • A PhD in Mechatronics or a closely related discipline and/or relevant experience
  • Demonstrated commitment and success in delivering high quality and innovative teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in the areas of Mechatronic Design, Robotics and Automation.
  • Track record of research publications in international journals and conferences
  • An understanding of scholarly teaching with alternative / flexible learning modes
  • High level of oral and written communication skills in English


  • Demonstrated ability to engage with industry and international professional organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to attract research grants and/or industry support
  • Research experience in mechatronics, mechanical design for mechatronic systems, control and embedded systems for robotics and automation and related areas

Role Specific Enquiries: Prof. Darren Bagnall, Dean of School of Engineering at darren.bagnall@mq.edu.au or +61 2 9850 9071.

General Enquiries: Anne Kumanan, HR Officer at anne.kumanan@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday 15th July 2019  at 11:55pm AEST

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