Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, School of Aviation

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The School of Aviation offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in aviation (management and flying), including flight training and airborne, aviation and transport research. The Flying Operations Unit, located at Bankstown Airport, delivers flight training and supporting theory as required by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and facilitates airborne research activities.


  • Unit budget approximately $11M
  • Approximately 11,000 flying hours
  • Approximately 60 full time flying students
  • Approximately 2500 hours of lectures delivered.

This is an academic position with responsibilities including the conduct of research in an area of aviation/transport management, finance, technology, or safety, supervising higher degree by research students, supervising honours students, and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate coursework levels.

About the role

  • Level B $107k - $126k plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Level C $130k - $149k plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • 5 year convertible tenure track (CTT)
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • x 2 vacancies (can be level B and/or level C)

The role of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer reports to the Head of School and has no direct reports.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:

Lecturer (Level B)

A Level B academic (Lecturer) is expected to make contributions to the teaching effort of the institution. A Lecturer will establish a competitive research program and develop his/her scholarly, research and/or professional activities relevant to the profession or discipline.

  • Research of international quality completed and published in international refereed journals.
  • Obtaining research funding from competitive research grants schemes, and from industry.
  • Higher Degree students supervised in accordance with discipline norms and UNSW policies.
  • Presentation of research at international conferences.
  • Effective teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level including the delivery of lectures, seminars, and tutorials, development of course materials, marking and assessment, and consultation with students.
  • Short course delivery in time and with student satisfaction.
  • Administrative paperwork complete, correct and appropriately filed.
  • Other administrative duties as Head of School might require.
  • Make a significant contribution to the profession and/or discipline.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

Senior Lecturer (Level C)

A Level C academic (Senior Lecturer) is expected to make significant contributions to the teaching effort of the institution and to lead a competitive research program. A Senior Lecturer will maintain and develop his/her scholarly, research and/or professional activities relevant to the profession or discipline.

The Duties of a Senior Lecturer include all of the duties of Lecturer at a more significant or leadership level.

  • Lead the development of new course material in collaboration with other member of academic staff.
  • Take responsibility for course and program coordination as required.
  • Undertake high-level administrative functions in the School.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

Lecturer (Level B)

  • PhD or equivalent in appropriate field.
  • Demonstrated successful research record in an area of aviation management, economics, finance or technology consistent with the profile of courses taught within the School.
  • Publications in international refereed journals.
  • Knowledge of current and past practices in one or several areas including airline operational strategies and management, airport management, aviation finance, air transport and travel, airfreight and aviation technology.
  • A demonstrated record in attracting research funds or providing advice to Aviation/Transport organisations.
  • Demonstrated ability for high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to relevant Health and safety training
  • A detailed knowledge of the Australian and international aviation industry.

Senior Lecturer (Level C)

In addition to the criteria for Lecturer, a Senior Lecturer will be expected to have:

  • Substantial record of peer reviewed publications in international refereed journals (relative to opportunity).
  • Proven capacity to attract competitive external research funding in a sustained manner.
  • A track record of primary postgraduate research supervision to completion.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. For informal queries, please see the below contact details.

Otherwise, please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Gabriel Lodewijks

E: g.lodewijks@unw.edu.au

Applications close: November 1st, 2019

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