Lecturer in Aerospace Systems Engineering

Newcastle, Australia
$103,221 to $122,576, plus 17% superannuation
23 May 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

  • Full-time, Permanent role based at the Callaghan campus
  • Academic Level B (Lecturer)
  • Deliver and evolve the only Australian University program in Aerospace Systems Engineering

Be part of our research community that’s changing lives

Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.

We are looking for people to join our university – to bring their global expertise to our region, and to take their impactful research to the world with us.

We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity. We are among the first 15 universities in Australia to receive the Bronze Award under the Athena Swan Charter and we’re striving to achieve Silver.

Be part of something bigger

The University’s College of Engineering, Science and Environment brings together expertise in engineering, environment and the sciences to deliver life ready graduates and transformative solutions to our region and the world.

The School of Engineering is one of five schools in the College and is one of the most research-intensive Schools within the University. It consists of four major Discipline groupings that are responsible for delivering most of the engineering degree specialisations in the University. The School is rated number one in Australia for the quality of overall experience for undergraduate engineering students and for median salaries with 94% of our engineering undergraduates finding employment within four months of completing their studies.

The research focus in the School of Engineering ensures that students are exposed to cutting edge, world-class thinking and are taught by staff who are at the forefront of developments in their chosen field. A number of pioneering inventions have been developed within the School that have gone on to be patented and commercialised.

Aerospace Systems Engineering is one of the fastest growing and highest demand sub-disciplines in both mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering. The Hunter region has the highest density of industry customers in Australia that need skills in aerospace systems engineering. The region is not only home to both the RAAF Base at Williamtown (the RAAF’s command, operations, and training base for the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)) and the Williamtown Aerospace Centre (WAC), it also hosts many of the systems integration companies that support new RAAF aircraft and projects.

This Lecturer role represents an exciting and unique opportunity to deliver and evolve the only Australian University program in Aerospace Systems Engineering as well as to develop partnerships with these important Aerospace industry bodies. The successful candidate will work across all areas of academic activity: education, research and engagement. They will be part of an innovative team, where they will utilise their demonstrated skills in blended learning to develop and deliver high-quality student-centred undergraduate and postgraduate programs. They will build and foster skills in research and deliver high impact research. They will make a positive contribution to a culture of innovation and experience for students and engage and work with industry on challenging research problems.

As part of the University’s commitment to providing a more diverse and inclusive higher education environment and increasing the number of women in under-represented areas, including the field of Engineering, female applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability for this role. The University currently holds an exemption under Section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) in relation to its targeted recruiting programs. Please note that both male and female candidates can apply.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting women and their research in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Successful female applicants will be supported by the University’s Athena SWAN initiative within the discipline of Engineering, and more broadly, shaping the future for the University as a leader in gender equity.

This full-time ongoing position will be located at the Callaghan Campus. The University supports flexible work arrangements which may negotiated to meet a candidate’s personal circumstances.

How will you become part of our research community?

With a passion for teaching and a flair for researching in an Engineering discipline, you have proven experience in working autonomously, multi-tasking and prioritising to provide adaptive teaching methods, such as online teaching and the demonstration of online tutorials. You will have capability and eagerness to engage and network with external associations, to secure research funding and to assist industry in solving highly complex technical problems. You will have a PhD and sound experience in producing quality research publications and outcomes; publications in the field of Aerospace Systems will be favourably considered.

How will we support you?

The remuneration is $103,221 to $122,576, plus 17% superannuation.

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.

For additional information on the position contact Professor Gabriel Lodewijks on 0478492182 or email: Gabriel.lodewijks@newcastle.edu.au.

Please click here to access the position description

Let’s be part of something bigger together. Here’s how to join us:

Your application must include:

  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent). 
  • Your CV/Resume, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline appropriate. 
  • A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three relevant referees. 
  • Responses to the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description.

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us: employment@newcastle.edu.au

Closing date: Monday 20 June 2022 at 11:59 pm

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you