Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering

Adelaide, Australia
12 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

(Level B) $100,933 to $119,391 or (Level C) $123,075 to $141,537 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Continuing, full-time opportunity available from February 2022.

The School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering is seeking to appoint a Level B/C Teaching-Research academic role with a strong focus on teaching excellence and research success.

This is an exciting opportunity for an appropriately qualified academic who can demonstrate a high level of research expertise and results, as well as teaching expertise through the use of innovative strategies and teaching pedagogy that delivers outstanding results for students in a collaborative and dynamic learning environment.

The successful candidate will be an integral part of the structural engineering group that will complement the knowledge and experience of our existing cohort through your strong track record in high quality publications and a proven track record in writing successful research grants or the ability to do so depending on the level being applied for.

Should you meet the selection criteria you will be in a unique position to contribute to a world-class civil engineering program that provides an incredible opportunity to enhance your career as a collaborative and multi-disciplinary teaching and research academic working in a strong partnership approach to internal and external stakeholders of the University.

To be successful at Level B you will need:

  • A PhD in Civil Engineering specialising in structural engineering and a strong track record of publications in high ranking journals.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to teach a broad range of design and analysis courses to students in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering using modern pedagogy techniques that foster student engagement.
  • Ability to undertake independent research, including an ability to write competitive research proposals.
  • Ability to liaise and partner with government authorities, consultants and/or industry to develop industry related research programs.
  • Demonstrated high-level written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills that engender strong leadership potential and working effectively as part of a team.

In addition to the above, to be successful at Level C you will need:

  • Demonstrated track record of undertaking independent research and securing competitive research grants, as well as demonstrated ability of successful supervision of higher degree by research students, as evidenced by completions.
  • Strong industry links with partner organisations and the ability to develop a partnership approach with internal and external stakeholders.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning, high-level mathematics and architecture, planning and landscape architecture. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

Learn more at: ecms.adelaide.edu.au

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

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Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 31 January 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Scott Smith
Interim Head of School
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

P: +61 (08) 83130177
E:  scott.smith@adelaide.edu.au

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.