BAE Chair Professor in Radio Frequency Systems

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Nov 2023

8 Sep 2023
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Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

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30 Nov 2023 - 00:00 (UTC)
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Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

Attractive remuneration package. Total salary package offered is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.

The Commonwealth of Australia, BAE Systems Australia, and the University of Adelaide have entered into an Agreement for a Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) Open Innovation Network (JOIN) Centre for Advanced Defence Research (CADR) in radio-frequency (RF) Technologies.  The JORN is a critical sovereign asset and a world-leading HF radar system.

The creation of this Centre will provide a skilled workforce and technology pipeline for industry and Defence to maintain Australian leadership in the field. This workforce, along with innovative research to develop and commercialise new technologies are essential in support of Australia’s national security and safety interests. 

The University of Adelaide is seeking expressions of interest for top-talent in the field of RF Systems to actively engage with the broader research community with a view to developing collaborative research to find innovative solutions to defence research problems within the field and continue to grow the future workforce.

The Chair Professor will provide academic leadership in the field of RF and HF Systems within the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at The University of Adelaide’s North Terrace campus. They will push the frontiers of research in this area globally and grow sovereign capabilities in critical RF and HF technologies through collaborations with BAE Systems and other industry stakeholders.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related degrees, with specific areas including (but not limited to) radio frequency engineering, signal processing, remote sensing, or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • International recognition and demonstrated leadership in radio frequency engineering, signal processing, remote sensing, or a related field
  • Demonstrated ability of strategic thinking, effectively prioritising between potential research opportunities to deliver optimal outcomes towards strategic goals.
  • A track record of publications in leading journals, or equivalent research outputs, in radio frequency systems and technologies. A strong record in high-frequency systems is a distinct advantage

This position requires applicants to be eligible to obtain or hold an Australian Department of Defence NV1 Security clearance

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your Faculty's and School’s broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. Learn more at:

The University of Adelaide’s School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) encompasses the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Biomedical Engineering (BME) disciplines. The School of EME brings world-class scholars in these disciplines to solve grand challenge problems in sustainability, renewable technology, health and medical engineering, aerospace and space technologies, defence, manufacturing, quantum materials, semiconductors, communications, robotics, autonomous systems, internet of things, cyber-physical systems, and resilient and intelligent infrastructures.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the selection criteria document.

Applications will close 11:55 PM AEST, 30 November 2023.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Brian Ng

Associate Professor, School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
P:+61 (8) 8313 5054

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.


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