Scholarship(s) / Position(s) Vacant

PhD Scholarship(s)

UNSW Sydney (UNSW) offers the following prestigious scholarships to candidates of exceptional research potential to undertake a higher degree by research at UNSW. Scholarship applicants will be automatically considered for all of the scholarships available for their specific residency, to undertake either a Doctor of Philosophy or a Research Masters degree, as appropriate.

Applicants must also meet the conditions and application requirements for admission, which can be found at in this link 

Scholarship applications are ranked competitively and awards are made on the basis of academic merit, research experience and research potential. The guideline can be found  in this lin

Applicants should check the relevant deadlines prior to applying, by reviewing the key dates.


  • No scholarships are offered at this time


Position(s) Vacant

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) 

Date: 01/05/17

Applications are invited for the appointment of a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) in the Research Centre of Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW Sydney. The applicant will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the Distributed Sensing Systems Group in CSIRO (additional project information available here). The position is available immediately as a one-year contract with the possibility of an additional year extension.

The applicant will be expected to undertake and develop research on the topic of emerging infectious diseases, with a focus on the development of models for outbreak prediction, risk assessment, and optimizing resource allocation. Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, statistical modelling, network modelling, data visualization, and ecological modelling. Previous experience working on epidemiological applications is highly desired; applicants with experience in modelling vector-borne diseases will be prioritized. A high level of interpersonal, written and oral communication skills (in English) is also required.

If you are interested in this position or would like additional information, please contact Dr. Lauren Gardner:


Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Transport Engineering

Date: 10/04/2017  Ref. 58187

This is a joint appointment in the Schools of Computer Science and Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering. The appointee will be involved in the UNSW Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) and will collaborate on joint research projects with academic and student members of the Centre.

rCITI is building capacity in Transport integrated systems with a focus that could include estimation of distributed parameter systems, cyberphysical systems monitoring, the use of wireless sensor networks for vehicular/traveller communication, behavioural urban informatics, city logistics and smart cities, data analytics, machine learning and data mining, particularly as they apply to transport and analysis of complex networks. The successful applicant will have expertise in one or more of these fields, or a related area, with a focus on collaborative research in the discipline of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and will contribute to research, teaching and administration in both Schools.

The appointment would be:

  • at level B ($101k - $119K per annum), level C ($123k - $141k per annum) or level D ($147k - $162k per annum), plus 17% superannuation and leave loading, commensurate with academic qualifications and experience,
  • full time,
  • to a Convertible Tenure Track Employment Contract for an initial fixed term period of 5 years, with conversion to continuing appointment based on satisfactory performance and there being sufficient productive work available.

The Faculty reserves the right to offer an appointment on a continuing basis or to directly appoint to advertised positions.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to conduct high impact research in the area of transport engineering, deliver outstanding teaching and student experience with contributions across both Schools, build industry engagement and contribute significantly to the leadership, service and engagement missions of the Schools and Faculty.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • A PhD in transport engineering, computer science and engineering or a related field
  • A demonstrated record of excellence in research with international impact
  • A commitment to delivering high quality and innovative teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • The ability to actively engage with industry and the community

Candidates who are able to contribute to teaching and program development broadly across the disciplines of both Schools would be highly regarded.

UNSW Engineering strongly encourages female applicants and actively supports women to succeed through specific Faculty and UNSW initiatives and generous parental leave provisions and flexible work practices.

Applicants from industry and professional backgrounds are especially welcome and should demonstrate their equivalent level of standing as demonstrated by professional experience.

UNSW desires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.  UNSW aspires to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, paying particular attention to ensuring no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability or Indigenous origin.

The preferred candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment.

How to apply

Submit your application through

Be sure to review the position documentation and systematically address the selection criteria in your application.

Any enquiries can be forwarded to Professor Travis Waller, Director rCITI:


T: +61 9385 5721

Applications close: Midnight, Sunday 28 May 2017 (AEST)