Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Information Systems

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 to $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super
30 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems
Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 or Level C – $135,032 - $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Play a leading role in the teaching and research program in the School of Computer Information Systems (CIS) and the Information Systems (IS) group
  • Join a world-class Information Systems research group
  • Grow your profile and be supported to achieve your goals across all pillars of an academic career

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS)

We are international research leaders with a focus on delivering impact and making a real difference in three key areas: data and knowledge, platforms and systems, and people and organisations.

At the School of Computing and Information Systems, you'll find curious people, big problems, and plenty of chances to create a real difference in the world. To find out more, visit: http://www.cis.unimelb.edu.au/

About the Role

The University of Melbourne is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated academic to play a leading role in contributing to the teaching and research program in the School of Computer Information Systems (CIS) and the Information Systems (IS) group, enhancing interdisciplinary research within the Faculty and the University in collaboration with external organisations.

We are looking for an aspiring leader in Information Systems, with ambition to publish in high quality journals and conferences (including the Basket of Eight list of IS journals and conferences such as ECIS, ICIS, HICSS, PACIS), mentor research students, and secure independent grant funding to support a program of research, in collaboration with colleagues in the School. You will contribute to teaching into programs including the Master of Information Systems, the Master of Business Analytics (joint with the Melbourne Business School), the Master of Applied Analytics, and other graduate, undergraduate and professional development programs, and take on administrative roles commensurate with the position.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a world-class Information Systems research group with opportunities to work closely with internationally respected groups across digital innovation, digital health, business analytics, decision-making, security & privacy, law, medicine, and beyond. You will also have opportunity to contribute to related University-level initiatives such as the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Ethics (CAIDE) and the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing a significant degree of scholarly research initiative and collaboration in the discipline of Information Systems, exercising leadership over projects, securing funding and publishing in top-tier conferences and journals.
  • Fostering an excellent teaching experience for our students including coordinating and conducting lectures and tutorials at undergraduate and postgraduate level and engagement in continuous teaching innovation and improvement.
  • Supervising undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate students engaged in coursework or smaller research projects.
  • Building and fostering partnerships with industry, government, collaborators at other Universities and other stakeholders that contribute to the engagement of teaching and research in the wider community engagement.

For specific responsibilities of this role please refer to the attached Position Description.

About You

You are aspiring to become an established academic, able to exhibit excellence in research, teaching, engagement and leadership. Your strong communication skills and relationship management skills enable you to effectively engage with University staff at all levels and to build networks with industry and other researchers, both local and international. Your experience in the coordination of courses and strong record in research or research potential will be vital to your success in this role.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in information systems, or equivalent closely aligned disciplines
  • Potential to achieve the highest levels of scholarship
  • Capacity to teach effectively across a range of subjects in information systems and information technology, including the capacity to develop and deliver seminars and lectures and contribute to other teaching activities

For full details of responsibilities and selection criteria, including criteria for a Level C appointment, please refer to the attached position description.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About - The Information Systems (IS) Group

The IS group focuses on managerial aspects of information systems and technologies. Operating withing The School of Computing & Information Systems (CIS), the IS group benefits from access to world class computing research facilities, AI, big data, and HCI experts, graduate students, and labs. It includes leading researchers in various IS research areas, such as health IT, cybersecurity management and IS user behaviours. Its members publish often in basket of 8 journals, such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, EJIS, ISJ and in many other leading outlets. They also serve on editorial boards, such as for MIS Quarterly and Information & Management. It is a collegial group that seeks to advance the benefits and minimize the harms of information systems for individuals, firms, and societies.

About - The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT)

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) has been the leading Australian provider of engineering and IT education and research for over 150 years. We are a multidisciplinary School organised into three key areas; Computing and Information Systems (CIS), Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE) and Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI). FEIT continues to attract top staff and students with a global reputation and has a commitment to knowledge for the betterment of society.


About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Position Description: 0052410_PD_B C in Information Systems.docx.pdf

Applications close: Monday 26 September 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time