Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy)

Griffith University



About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

Griffith Sciences is one of the four academic groups of the University and has an international reputation for excellence in learning and teaching, research and professional practice. The Griffith University has been providing tertiary qualifications to the Engineering, Architecture and Aviation professions for over two decades.  Recently these disciplines merged to form the School of Engineering and Built Environment, which is known for its innovative and student focussed teaching approaches and its strong industry relationships. There has been a rapid growth in student numbers since 2007 and we now teach over 3000 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate programs at our Nathan and Gold Coast campuses in several disciplines, including Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Design, Construction Management, Architecture and Aviation.

The Opportunity
The School of Engineering and Built Environment is currently looking for an Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy) within their Electrical and Electronic Engineering Discipline. You will join a small team focused on the delivery of courses on conventional systems for the generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical power, including individual system elements and overall system control. This role also involves developing and delivering courses for a second program focusing on the integration of renewable energy into existing systems of electrical power delivery and the transition to a renewable energy economy.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Gold Coast campus.

About You
To be successful within this role, you will be able to apply your knowledge in one of these areas: Renewable energy integration (solar and wind) to major grids; Renewable power generation and conversion; Micro grid and remote grid management; Electrification (EV, ET, EB and EAP); Power electronics and drives; Renewable energy systems; and/orEnergy storage systems. You be able to demonstrate your outstanding contribution to research with evidence of high-quality papers having national and international impact. In addition, you will have knowledge and skills in teaching and curriculum development along with experience in Program leadership.

Salary Range
Associate Professor Level D: $139,183 - $153,337 per annum.  Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $162,845 - $179,405 per annum.

How to Apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description: Info_Pack_Assoc_Prof_Electrica
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

What we Offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 2% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further Information
For further information about this role, please contact Professor Rodney Stewart, Deputy Head of School (Research) at

For application queries, please contact Ms Busra Sevimli, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7359 or at 

Closing date: Friday 19 July 2019 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply and while this position is advertised as full time, a fractional appointment with flexible working can be negotiated.

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