Academic in Computer Science and Software Engineering

Hawthorn, Australia
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Sessional teaching position, competitive hourly rate
  • School of Software & Electrical 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

The position is primarily expected to prepare and deliver tutorials, labs and workshops and to assess students in the relevant discipline both on campus and online. The position is also expected to mentor and counsel students on academic matters. This position will teach into undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs where qualified.

The position will assume 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:

  • Applicant must have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree within a relevant field OR relevant industry experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in tertiary teaching in the specific discipline.
  • In particular, teaching experience in at least two of the following areas:
  • Phone app programming (Android[Java] and iPhone[Swift]), Lecturing may be offered to suitable candidates in the case of iPhone programming
  • The Ruby programming language and structured design (in addition to OO design).
  • Programming language design and implementation, lambda calculus, automata theory, type systems, and semantics of programming languages.
  • Software Engineering, CD/CI and DevOps practices.
  • Database (SQL and no-SQL),
  • AI algorithms,
  • Cybersecurity- especially script injection and network security
  • Data structures and algorithms in C++
  • ARM assembly and digital electronics,
  • Object-Oriented and Procedural programming (C, C++, C#, Java),
  • Demonstrated high standard of interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

Please note that the successful applicant must be available for training which will be confirmed upon appointment.


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, please contact Department Chair of Computer Science and Software Engineering on (03) 9214 8666.

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 Friday 11 January 2019