Senior Lecturer of Systems Engineering

Melbourne, Australia
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Take a leadership role in developing the engineers of tomorrow
  • Engineering Practice Academy, Systems Engineering focus
  • Level C: salary starting from $115,855 + 17% super

About the job

We are looking for a Senior Lecturer of Systems Engineering to pro-actively contribute to the academic leadership in our Engineering Practice Academy. Through your demonstrated track record in research and teaching, you will contribute to a strong culture of research excellence and industry-linked engineering education. You will have relevant academic experience in systems engineering, and will work within the Engineering Practice Academy to contribute the continued development the Academy’s new engineering practice-based degree.

You will continue to undertake your research and teaching in systems engineering (or related discipline), and contribute to other appropriate professional activities within the Faculty. In research, you will make an independent contribution that expands knowledge, contributing to the Faculty’s research excellence and impact in collaboration with external partners as required. The other aspect of your role, will be to expand our teaching programs to include more innovative practices, deliver executive education and consultancy, and assume administrative tasks associated with normal teaching duties, including developing and supporting academic programs and working with the academic team in the development of program change and innovation.

About Swinburne

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 Engineering Practice Academy

The Engineering Practice Academy is a collaborative community of staff, students, industry, and alumni. It is a dynamic engineering education practice that challenges convention, engages, and empowers its members and partners to improve the quality of life through inspired engineering.

We achieve this through a set of shared beliefs, principles and practices that:

  • develop engineers suited for the unknowns of 21st century engineering practice;
  • embody and advocate sustainability;
  • celebrate being and becoming professionals;
  • embrace and promote diversity and inclusion; and
  • re-imagine and transform engineering education.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline
  • A strong track record of research as evidenced by publications in high quality journals
  • Demonstrated expertise in the designated research discipline, with ability to carry out research projects, both independently and within a broader team

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


  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Private health insurance discounts
  • Weekly yoga and pilates classes
  • Salary package your car parking, superannuation and vehicle lease plans. It can help you get the most value from what you earn.

Discover more discounts when you start at Swinburne. Receive movie tickets and staff membership options at the Swinburne bookshop. Theres news subscriptions and computer and software discounts on offer.

Further information and how to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. 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).

To view the position description or to start an application click on apply' at the bottom of this page and submit the following:

  • resume
  • cover letter
  • written response to the question “What is your perspective on how you would re-think engineering education to prepare graduates for future practice?” (please limit this to no more than 1000 words)

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

For further information about the position, please contact Ania Archer (Recruitment Consultant) via

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Applications close at 5 pm on Tuesday 15th January 2019

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