Lecturer in Information Technology
The Lecturer, Information Technology, will undertake research and teaching within the Information Technology discipline, with particular focus on either Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and/or Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Virtual Reality (VR) in addition to providing administrative, marketing and outreach support for both the academic group and the University.
The Lecturer will demonstrate the ambition to build a research portfolio that complements the College of Science and Engineering’s strategic commitment to digital innovation through undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Information Technology, Computer Science, Internet of Things and Data Science, as well the intended application thereof to Marine Science, Agriculture/Aquaculture, Defense, Health and Business domains. A capacity to engage effectively with local, national and international industry and to identify and develop opportunities for innovation-driven partnerships is also inherent to the position.
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
The Office of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies provides collaborative leadership with the Colleges and ensures that the Colleges are able to deliver the core business of learning and teaching, research and engagement and contribute effectively to the strategic agenda. The Division office drives the strategic objectives of the Division and services a proportion of College administrative operations.
The Colleges of the Division include:
- Business, Law and Governance Arts, Society and Education Science and Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
As part of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, the College of Science and Engineering promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of Engineering, Environmental Management, Geoscience, Information Technology, Marine Biology and Aquaculture, Physical Sciences and Zoology and Ecology.
James Cook University
Division of Tropical Environments and Society
College of Science and Engineering
- Undertake teaching of Information Technology and related subjects into undergraduate and postgraduate programs within the College of Science and Engineering.
- Conduct research in Information Technology, particularly related to Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and/or Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Virtual Reality (VR) and the applications thereof, as an individual and in collaboration with students, other researchers and industry.
- Develop collaborative partnerships with research funding sources including but not limited to grant applications to industry, government and non-government organisations (NGOs).
- Develop new teaching and research strengths within Information Technology.
- Supervise undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research (HDR) students.
- Contribute to the development of the Information Technology Academic Group through active participation in committees at discipline and college levels and marketing, outreach and industry engagement activities.
- Support the University's commitment to the principles of reconciliation, which exemplify respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the valuing of justice and equity for all Australians.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the University values.
- Support the principles of the TropEco program and engage in commitment to JCU sustainability goals and objectives.
There are generic responsibilities that apply to all James Cook University staff.
- The Lecturer, Information Technology is required to observe the lawful and reasonable directions, policies and decisions of the University Council, understand and comply with the Enterprise Agreement, the Statutes and Rules of the University, the policies and decisions of the University Council and other appropriate University authorities, as in force from time to time.
- The Lecturer, Information Technology is required to demonstrate a personal commitment to ensure personal safety and the safety of others and contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance. This includes the effective implementation and compliance with James Cook University WHS policies, procedures and safe systems of work, together with all relevant legislation, duties and obligations. Contribute to the continuous improvement of our WHS performance.
- The Lecturer, Information Technology is required to exercise proper discretion in all matters affecting the well-being of the University which involve public writing or speaking in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct.
Selection and appointments will be assessed against the following selection criteria:
- A PhD qualification or equivalent in Information Technology or Computer Science with an area of expertise in one of the following;
- Artificial Intelligence
- Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Virtual Reality (VR)
- Applicants please ensure that you indicate which area of expertise you would like to be considered for within your Selection Criteria 1 response.
- Demonstrated experience in research publication and in attracting research grants, with a demonstrated ability to efficiently organize and conduct research projects and conduct collaborative, multi-disciplinary research within teams.
- Demonstrated experience and ability to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate education and training in Information Technology and/or Computer Science.
- Established expertise in Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and/or Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Virtual Reality (VR) research and the application thereof to a broad range of industries.
- Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, evidenced through experience with working effectively in teams, engagement with industry, community agencies and professional bodies.
- Demonstrated ability to contribute to outreach and marketing activities in support of a university, government department, research organization or other institutions.
- Demonstrated experience in curriculum development incorporating active and blended learning settings.
- A track record of engagement in innovation-driven opportunities in research and/or industry environments.