Associate Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Geelong, Australia
Level A $71,348 + 17% Superannuation
29 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
24 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, plus offshore teaching in China and India
  • Full time, Fixed Term (18 months)
  • Level A $71,348 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Cloud Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake online and in person teaching, and teaching-related work, in the areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Deakin University and Deakin’s offshore teaching partners in China and India. The appointee will support the development and delivery of Deakin units to undergraduate students in Engineering programs at Deakin and overseas with a particular focus on contribution to teaching teams in first and second-year Engineering. With support and guidance of more senior academic staff and travel funding support from the University, the appointee is expected to develop expertise in teaching to diverse cohorts of students and to develop links with unit teams at Deakin and offshore teaching locations. English is the medium of instruction at Deakin and in offshore teaching locations.

Your key responsibilities will include the requirement to:

  • Maintain appropriate discipline knowledge
  • Develop effective learning materials and activities as part of design team or with guidance from Unit Chair
  • Demonstrate awareness of ongoing innovation in curriculum design
  • Deliver effective teaching practices within unit
  • Integrate industry, clinical and/or research practice to teaching
  • Work collaboratively as part of a teaching team
  • Constructively review and refine own teaching practice to help maintain teaching quality standards
  • Suggest approaches to innovate teaching practices to improve student success and engagement
  • Conduct high-quality research, scholarship and creative activities generating high impact outputs, with mentorship
  • Engage collaboratively to participate in novel and high-quality research or creative activities
  • Communicate outputs, including as part of team
  • Ensure impact of academic activity on the field and the community

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline and/or other relevant qualifications and experience
  • An excellent record of scholarly learning and teaching in undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs, including innovative curriculum design and unit chair/coordinator duties
  • Ability to design and implement engaging learning activities that develop both technical knowledge and professional skills like communication and teamwork
  • Commitment to providing high quality supervision and guidance to undergraduate and postgraduate project students
  • Emerging research and scholarship through publications, and/or exhibitions as appropriate to the discipline
  • Ability to make a contribution to communities through research and teaching
  • Capacity to contribute to teaching, research and administration
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues

Please submit your resume, a short cover letter and responses to the Key Selection Criteria by 24 July 2022.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions.

Offers of employment from Deakin University are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can view a copy of the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure.

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.