Associate Professor/Professor of Computer Science

Moreton Bay, Australia
04 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary Level:    Classification Level D (Salary range A$145,690 to A$160,448 gross per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions) 
                         Classification Level E (Salary A$187,501 gross per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions) 
Appointment:   Full-time, ongoing
Location:          USC Moreton Bay

USC is one of Australia’s fastest-growing universities, experiencing exponential growth in student population and consistent five-star ratings for teaching quality in the Good Universities Guide.  USC is committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to our students, delivering innovative research with real impact, as well as engaging with the community and contributing to the aspirations of our local regions.


USC’S Moreton Bay campus is Australia’s newest state-of-the-art university location opened in March 2020. This campus is the anchor educational institution in an exciting new innovation hub located around 30km north of Brisbane.  

USC’s Moreton Bay campus offers world-class study opportunities and services to its local community. Our programs align with a newly developed regional economic development strategy. We offer our expertise to a range of community and industry bodies. With strong enrolments since opening, we are on track to enable the region to grow and realise its ambitions by unlocking education and job opportunities in a wide range of professions.  Strategically located with a train station at our doorstep, our campus connects the local community directly with Brisbane. 


USC is a university founded by our community, based on the belief that opportunity is everywhere.

We’re a young ambitious university, not limited by tradition or old ways of thinking. 

With annual growth in enrolments exceeding targets and research rated as exceeding world standard in many fields, we are an exciting, vibrant organisation.

We are committed to – and ambitious for – our regions. We want to make our region a better place. With campuses at Sippy Downs, Gympie, Fraser Coast, Caboolture, and Moreton Bay, our footprint extends the entire Sunshine Coast corridor.

We are consistently rated one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality and overall student experience. This is because every student matters to us.

We embrace innovative blended learning delivery that mixes face-to-face and online modes. This enables flexible work arrangements where you have the ability to work on or off campus as needed.

We are a university with plans to grow - you can grow with us and we can provide academic leadership programs to help you get there.

You can work with collaborative Heads of School who celebrate your teaching and support your research.

We are revamping the provision of our academic services to provide centralised and increased support for your teaching, research and HDR administration – so you can focus on what you really want to do!

We have campuses in amazing locations.

Come join our team of world class academics and make a contribution to the education of our community while also building and extending your career in this fresh environment.

We see opportunity everywhere.  If you see it in yourself, come work with us.


The global threats of COVID-19, climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss have focused the world’s attention on the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The School of Science, Technology and Engineering is well placed to work towards solutions to these diverse challenges and to help to lead USC into becoming a University of international standing. The School of Science and Engineering exhibits exemplary teaching and research as recognised by the Good Universities Guide 2021 and the Shanghai Rankings for Ecology (top 201–300 globally) a remarkable achievement for such a young School. Our high-quality graduates, community outreach activities and focus on regional research are a strong driver of capacity building from Moreton Bay to the Fraser Coast. USC’s emphasis on regional growth and the opening of the Moreton Bay Campus are ideal foundations for building on the strengths of the School in growing student enrolments, strengthening community and industry engagement and increasing the quality, quantity and impact of research outputs.  

The School of Science, Technology and Engineering offers a range of undergraduate programs in Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Animal Ecology, Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology, Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Mechatronics and Electrical and Electronic) and Cybersecurity. Several staff from the School have obtained the prestigious national Learning and Teaching Citations from the Office of Learning and Teaching. Our Academics are committed to this high quality of teaching which will continue as the school expands further into flexible, blended learning modalities.  Well-educated scientists and engineers are vital to help solve the many global and regional challenges and to change the world for the better

USC is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor/Professor in the discipline of Computer Science within the School of Science, Technology and Engineering. The successful appointee will engage in undergraduate teaching of Computer Science/Engineering and may contribute to the suite of under- and postgraduate Information Technology courses. The applicant will have the ability to teach across a broad range of courses in the areas of computer science, data science and engineering and will provide leadership for developing and coordinating the suite of courses in one or more of the following research and teaching areas:  

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence  
  • Digital Signal and Image Processing/Machine Vision  
  • Intermediate/advanced software development, object-oriented programming  
  • Networking and the Internet of things  
  • Low level computing (computer organization, operating systems, embedded programming, data structures and algorithms, compilers)  
  • Cloud and mobile development (DevOps and full stack web development)  
  • Wearable technology and digital fabrication  
  • Electronics and Control Systems 


Professor Catherine Yule
Head, School of Science, Technology and Engineering
Telephone: + 61 7 5456 3448


Midnight, Thursday 3 December 2020 


All applicants MUST provide a statement that addresses each of the selection criteria contained within the position description and their resume/curriculum vitae. 

Information regarding how to prepare your application and effectively address selection criteria is available on our website information for applicants

As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC's locations.

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USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.
USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.