Lecturer in Medical Engineering
University of Newcastle

  • Full-time, Permanent role, based at the Callaghan Campus
  • Academic Level B
  • Foster excellence in research and professional activities in the field of medical/biomedical engineering

School of Engineering | Level B | Continuing | Full Time | Callaghan

Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.

We are looking for people to join our university – to bring their exceptional teaching to our region, and to take their research impact to the world with us.

As one of the top 200 universities in the world and number one university in the world for partnering for a sustainable future, we are proud educators grounded by the needs of our community. We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity.

Be part of something bigger

The School of Engineering in one of the most research-intensive Schools within the University. The School offers Engineering degree programs in Aerospace Systems, Chemical, Civil, Computer Systems, Electrical and Electronic, Environmental, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Medical, and, Renewable Energy as well as degree programs in Surveying. This School has strong links with medical researchers and clinicians through the College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing and the Hunter Medical Research Institute. The School has well-established connections with industry through sponsored undergraduate students and research collaborations. The School is highly research active, contributing substantially to the overall research inputs and outputs of the College and University. This is reflected in the 2018 Excellence in Research in Australia outcomes where Electrical, Civil, Mechanical and Resource engineering FOR codes received an ERA5.


The Medical Engineering program offers majors in Medical Devices (which builds on a basis in electrical & electronic engineering expertise) and Medical Biomechanics (which builds on a basis in mechanical engineering expertise). The region offers many exciting opportunities for research and industrial collaboration including with developers and manufacturers of medical devices and products as well as end-users in medical and allied health organisations.


The University of Newcastle offers its academic staff a dynamic working environment, equipped with modern teaching & research facilities.


The Role 

In this role you will:

  • Develop a portfolio of sustained and significant research performance to attract undergraduate and postgraduate students to the discipline.
  • Contribute to attracting industry-based research support and competitive external grant funding at national and international level.
  • Work cohesively within a team environment to strengthen current and future research priorities of the School.
  • Enhance student learning and experience by delivering a relevant curriculum using contemporary teaching pedagogies (e.g. blended and active learning).
  • Contribute to teaching and/or teaching development in the broader area of Medical and Electrical Engineering, especially including HDR student supervision.
  • Promote cooperation between the university, government, national and international academia, and industry.
  • Actively participate in service activities within the School, College and University to maintain academic standards and administrative effectiveness.


This continuing position is full time and will be located at the Callaghan Campus (Awabakal land). 


The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.  

 How will you become part of our community? 

You will have a passion for teaching in specialist areas related to medical devices and technologies covering: electronics, robotics and mechatronics; actuation, control and automation; signal processing and imaging; additive manufacturing and tissue engineering; fluid flow modelling, analysis and control; design, 3D modelling and simulation. You will have proven experience in working autonomously, multi-tasking and prioritising to provide adaptive teaching methods, such as online teaching and innovative hands-on experiences for students. You will have capability and eagerness to engage and network with external organisations, to secure research funding and to assist industry in solving highly complex technical problems. You will have a PhD in Medical or Biomedical Engineering or related fields such as Electrical, Mechanical or Materials Engineering. You will have a flair for researching and sound experience in producing quality research publications and outcomes. Publications in application areas such as medical diagnostics and imaging, surgical devices and procedures, biomedical and wearable devices, assistive technologies, therapeutic devices, medical signal processing and analytical instrumentation will be favourably considered. 

How will we support you?

The remuneration for this position is from $103,221 + 17% superannuation.  

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.

For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please visit here.

Let’s be part of something bigger together. 

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role.


If viewing this on a job board other than the University's please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University's website, where a copy of the Position Description can be accessed. Please download a copy before commencing your application.


Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees.
  • A statement addressing the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description attached below (4 pages max)
    • Your CV, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate.


Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

For additional information on the position contact Professor James Welsh, Head of Discipline of Electrical and Electronic, Computer Systems and Medical Engineering via email james.welsh@newcastle.edu.au.

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us: employment@newcastle.edu.au

Closing date:  Tuesday 24 January 2023 at 11.59pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you

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