Lecturer Level B/Senior Lecturer Level C in Chemical Engineering

Perth, Australia
31 May 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • $99,043 - $117,312 p.a. (Level B) plus 17% superannuation
  • $120,961 - $139,228 p.a. (Level C) plus 17% superannuation
  • Fixed Term (3 years) Full-Time Position


The School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University (ECU) was established in 1992. It is currently one of the fastest growing engineering schools in the nation with a strong track record of success in developing and delivering quality undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs that have strong alignment with industry and promote community and environmental sustainability. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in chemical, civil, civil and environmental, mechanical, mechatronics, electrical power, electrical and renewable energy, electronics and communications, instrumentation control and automation, computer systems, petroleum, naval architecture, ocean, and marine and offshore engineering.

In addition to the standard 4-year engineering degree courses, it was the first engineering school in Western Australia to offer the ‘3+2’ model of engineering education leading to a professionally accredited Master of Engineering. ECU has been ranked in the Top 201-250 in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for Engineering and Technology. Furthermore, Engineering at ECU has been rated at above world standard and its Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering have been rated as well above world standard in the Australia Research Council’s 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation. To achieve these remarkable results, the School strives to provide a supportive and collegial work environment, whilst enjoying outstanding teaching and research facilities that are among the best in Australia.

In the discipline of Chemical Engineering, the School offers a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate by coursework, and higher degrees by research programs. The School is now seeking to appoint an academic staff for Chemical Engineering. We are looking for a suitably qualified person who can make a significant contribution to the School’s world-class research and teaching activities. The successful applicant will have a strong background in research and teaching in Chemical Engineering, with industry work experience being an advantage. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to leverage on the unique and world-class research facilities towards industry collaboration and high impact research outcomes. A seed funding of up to $50,000 may be provided to the successful applicant to help establish their research activities at ECU.

This job position is located at the Joondalup Campus which is about 25 km north of the Perth CBD. Joondalup is a rapidly growing regional centre and supports a wide range of facilities for business, living and recreation. It is close to the northern beaches and accessible via freeway and rapid rail connections to Perth city.

Applicants will need to demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence. The School promotes the use and development of sustainable technologies in both teaching and research. ECU is a smoke-free environment.

As a proud member of the Athena SWAN Charter and WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, ECU is committed to removing barriers to gender equity in the workplace. We aim to attract and retain those who have chosen a pathway in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM); suitably qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for this position.


ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet individual circumstances.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean (Academic), Associate Professor Douglas Chai on d.chai@ecu.edu.au for more information and to discuss this job opportunity.

Closing Date

Applications close on 30 Jun 2019 at 11:30 WAST.

How to Apply

Candidates are requested to attach a cover letter and a statement addressing the Selection Criteria to their CV, and upload as one document when applying for this position. Applications that have not addressed the Selection Criteria will not be considered.

ECU is diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address under representation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.