Senior Lecturer in Information Technology

Melbourne, Australia
28 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • Full-time (1.0) and fixed-term to 5th December 2022
  • Level C $122,950 – $141,381 per annum + 17% Super

The Role

Deakin is home to three of the country’s leading IT strategic research centres that include, Centre for Cyber Research and Innovation (CSRI). We run large industry capstone projects for all our students, which requires outstanding candidates to communicate well with key stakeholders within the industry. We focus on tangible research with real impacts and connections with society. These roles will contribute to creating those links for our students and industry and achieve graduate employment.

 As a Senior Lecturer, you will contribute to the teaching and research efforts within the School of Information Technology. You will incorporate innovative and agile methodologies to ensure high quality training of future technology leaders. In this role you will be responsible for undertaking research, teaching and will publish in the area of information technology. The role will also contribute to consulting, industry partnerships and professional activities and will interact with other staff within the School and the Faculty, their peers in other universities, both nationally and internationally, and with community, professional and industry organisations.

To be successful, you will have:

  • PhD in Information Technology or a relevant field. 
  • A record of excellent achievement in teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 
  • Demonstrated skills in the development and implementation of assessment methods that enhance learning outcomes and providing feedback that fosters independent learning. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage industry-based student projects to deliver high quality learning outcomes as well as industry outcomes. 
  • A track record of publications in highly ranked international academic journals, relative to opportunity. 
  • Positive engagement with research, community, industry and government to enhance the national standing of the discipline

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Making a significant contribution to research projects, including internal and external collaboration to create new insights and opportunities. 
  • Demonstrating excellent scholarly learning and teaching across all levels and modes (including for example in the cloud and in clinical settings) with an emerging reputation at the national level. 
  • Making a significant contribution to the moderation and maintenance of academic standards, and the development of course and unit curriculum that exemplifies Deakin’s curriculum framework. 
  • Designing and implementing best practice assessment and evidence of student learning outcomes at Unit and Course level, and leading assessment panels. 
  • Providing leadership in teaching and learning through roles such as Course Director or Unit Chair of high enrolling courses or units.

Applications for this position close on 13th Dec, 2021

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience addressing the selection criteria for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Head of School John Yearwood at

 This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.