Lecturer, Early Career Development Fellow, Aerospace Engineering and Aviation

Melbourne, Australia
Thursday, 29 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 27 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 3-year fixed term contract position at RMIT City Campus but may be required to work and/or be based at another campus of the University
  • Play a pivotal role in delivering teaching/research activities related to digital aviation and digital technologies in aviation management, airline and airport operations, airport automation, big data and data analysis
  • Report directly to Professor Stuart Bateman, Associate Dean, Aerospace Engineering and Aviation
  • Remuneration at Academic Level A ($68,983 - $ 93,569) or Academic Level B ($98,495 - $116,965) + 17% superannuation

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMITs leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the College

The STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health (STEM) fields. We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industry, as never before.

STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

Further information on STEM College in this link.

About the Role

AS the ECDF, you will be part of the academic community within the Aerospace Engineering and Aviation Discipline and will contribute to teaching and course coordination at an undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as conducting research activities within the Discipline in the following areas: digital aviation and digital technologies in aviation management, airline and airport operations, airport automation, avionics, big data and data analysis. In this role, you will also be expected to promote your teaching and research activities by establishing and maintaining industry links and partnerships and work in collaboration with fellow academics and the teaching and research community.

About You

As the successful applicant you will have:

  • Demonstrated evidence of casual teaching for an Australian University within the past three years and have not been employed on a continuing basis at an Australian University
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver courses at undergraduate and graduate levels relevant to the position
  • Demonstrated ability to be innovative in teaching, including online or blended delivery, and the ability to produce high quality curriculum or course materials, as well as ability to undertake course coordination
  • Demonstrated capacity to adhere to organisational policies and practices and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning, particularly in an online learning environment
  • An emerging track record with evidence of international recognition for quality research outputs that contribute to the Disciplines and Schools research in the form of publications, the development of new research initiatives and\or industry links in areas relevant to the position
  • Experience in the supervision of higher degree by research candidates
  • Ability to build networks with colleagues, participate as a team member in funded projects and preferably experience in the submission of competitive research grant proposals


Mandatory: PhD or equivalent research doctorate in related field.

Preferred: Completion of the Essentials in Tertiary Teaching Practice program or equivalent (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation).

To be eligible to apply, candidates must have:

  • Performed casual teaching work at an Australian University within the past three years and must not have been employed on a continuing basis at an Australian University
  • Applicants who have previously been employed on a fixed-term basis at an Australian University are eligible for this position, however the requirement remains to also have performed casual teaching work as per the above parameters.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter and separately address the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply link below.

Applications close Thursday, 27th of May.

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australias immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

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