Academic, Mechanical and Product Design Engineering

Hawthorn, Australia
29 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Sessional teaching position, competitive hourly rate
  • Department of Mechanical and Product Design Engineering
  • Provide high-quality teaching and active engagement with industry and community

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

As one of our Sessional Academics you are expected to prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials and practical sessions to assess students in the relevant mechanical and product design engineering discipline areas both on campus and online. You will be expected to mentor students on academic matters. You will be required to teach into undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs where qualified.

There will also be some administrative tasks associated with normal teaching duties and will also contribute to faculty management and administration generally.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A completed a postgraduate (preferably doctorate) degree within a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated experience in tertiary teaching in the specific discipline. In particular, teaching experience in one of the following high priority areas:
    • Robotics in Manufacturing
    • Sustainability and Life Cycle Engineering
    • Six Sigma
    • Technology Management o Mechanical Systems Design
    • Control Engineering
  • Applications for the following general teaching areas in Mechanical and Product Design Engineering are also encouraged:
    • Thermodynamics
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Solid Mechanics
    • Materials and Manufacturing

Please note that the successful applicant must be available for training. 


The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2018 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

Further information, contacts and support

To start an application click on begin at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description below.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact either Professor Guoxing Lu ( or Assoc Professor Akbar Rhamdhani (

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on 

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Applications close at 5 pm on Tuesday 15th January 2019