Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Mechatronic Engineering

Location
Brisbane, Australia
Salary
$101,533.66 to $167,796.14 per annum plus super of up to 17%
Posted
01 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Aug 2022
Ref
R-04438
Contract Type
Permanent

About This Opportunity

The School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the discipline of Mechatronic Engineering.

This position will be key in managing our strategic agenda, developing new initiatives in the relevant discipline areas within Mechatronic Engineering across teaching, curriculum design and research.

Key responsibilities will include: 

Teaching and Learning

  • Coordinate courses (at undergraduate and postgraduate level), prepare and deliver lectures, and tutorials, prepare assessment and undertake marking in undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Participate in educational practice and innovative curriculum design including online learning and alternative teaching methods and resources.
  • Maintain and improve the quality of courses as measured through evaluation instruments to meet industry needs and educational standards.
  • Contribute to the development of new programs and course material in the area of focus, by consulting with program advisors and stakeholders, ensuring courses are engaging, relevant and contemporary.

Research

  • Develop an independent and/or team research program of theoretical or applied research in the field of expertise commensurate with the strategic priorities of the School.
  • Contribute to applications for external research funds or other external mechanisms of research support to support the conduct of research.
  • Conduct research and publish scholarly papers in both academic peer-reviewed and professional journals that contribute to the School's research profile.

Service and Engagement

  • Actively develop partnerships by fostering relationships with colleagues, industry, government departments, professional bodies, and the wider community to assist the advancement of University, Faculty, and School strategic objectives.

This appointment is available at Level B or C depending on experience. We are committed to proactively supporting the appointees with development opportunities to assist them to realise their full potential.

This role is subject to The University’s Code of Conduct.

About You

We are seeking a candidate who holds a PhD in Mechatronic Engineering (or cognate discipline focused on robotics, automation, guidance, navigation, or control engineering) and is able to demonstrate:

  • Teaching Profile: a growing teaching profile with contributions across a range of teaching responsibilities.
  • Curriculum and assessment design: understanding of curriculum and assessment design including the development of teaching and learning materials and assessment tasks.
  • Pedagogies: experience of teaching and learning approaches and technologies that generate student engagement and learning outcomes. 
  • Quality research outputs: research outputs consistent with discipline norms. 
  • Funding and other external research support: contributions to funding applications or other external mechanisms of research support.

For Appointment at Level C:

In addition to the selection criteria listed above, candidates who are able to demonstrate:

  • Teaching profile: a record of effective teaching contributions across a range of teaching responsibilities.
  • Curriculum and assessment design: continuous improvement in curricular design and assessment practices.
  • Pedagogies: innovation in teaching and learning approaches and technologies to motivate student participation and achieve engaged learning outcomes.
  • Teaching leadership:  experience in course coordination and possibly leadership of a student cohort, activity, or an engineering plan.
  • Quality research outcomes: quality research outcomes as lead contributor consistent with discipline norms, resulting in national recognition and a developing international profile.
  • Funding and other external research support: contribution to successful applications for significant external research funds or other external mechanisms of research support consistent with discipline norms.
  • Translation and impact:  contributions to the transfer of knowledge, technology, and practices to research end-users through translation including commercialisation.
  • Research Engagement: contributions to the development of partnerships with research end-users or external collaborations resulting in quality outputs.
  • Research Leadership: creation of research teams and participation in discipline service including service on editorial boards.
  • Supervision outcomes: a track record of achievement in supervision outcomes.
  • Responsible conduct of research:  leadership of others in the responsible conduct of research.
  • Supervision leadership: effectiveness in the supervision and the management of researcher development and development of supervision capabilities.
  • Internal service: a record of achievement and initiative in internal service roles.
  • Leadership: leadership of self and others through mentoring, supervision, and responsibility for staff well-being.

This appointment is available at Level B or C depending on experience. We are committed to proactively supporting the appointees with development opportunities to assist them to realise their full potential.

For a full list of duties and selection criteria, please see the attached position description

Position Description

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time (36:15 hours per week) continuing position at an Academic Level B or C.

The full-time equivalent base salary at Academic Level B will be in the range $101,533.66 - $120,570.86 plus superannuation of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $118,794.38 - $141,067.91 per annum.

The full-time equivalent base salary at Academic Level C will be in the range $124,378.29 - $143,415.50 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $145,522.60 - $167,796.14 per annum.

The following flexible employment options may be available for this role:

  • ​part time; some working from home; variable start or finish times; compressed hours. 

For further information about UQ’s benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021.

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact Professor Ross McAree, Head of School via hos@mechmining.uq.edu.au.

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section.
  • In addition to addressing the selection criteria, you are also asked to include a written statement of your research support expectations.
  • Resume

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box during the application form.

Interviews and seminars will be held during the mid-semester break between 26th – 30th of September 2022. Applicants invited for interview will be expected to present a seminar in conjunction with the selection process.

About The Selection Process

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted.

Qualification Verification: An appointment to this position is subject to the verification of the highest academic qualification from the conferring institution.

Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment. 

Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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