Lecturer, Engineering and Computing Education

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super
27 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 24 months
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super

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 - Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology


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.

FEIT has never been better positioned as a global leader, anchored in the dynamic Asia Pacific region, creating and curating knowledge to address some of the world’s biggest challenges. Through our students and our relationships with communities, we can not only respond to society’s needs but anticipate and create engineering and IT solutions for the future.

About the Role

The Lecturer (Engineering and Computing Education) will work in the Teaching and Learning Laboratory in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology and will be responsible for providing leadership in relation to curriculum development, implementation and assessment in the Faculty. Working under the broad direction of the Director of the Laboratory, the Lecturer will enhance approaches to support student learning and engagement by drawing on research in engineering and computing education and related fields, to align with the strategic direction of the Faculty.

The position will be responsible for leading and coordinating: evidence-based programs to enhance teaching capability, evidence-based projects to support staff to enhance teaching and learning, and research to inform and evaluate initiatives to enhance teaching and learning. The Lecturer will drive significant contributions towards learning and teaching, and research in computing education,  engineering education or a related field.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic advice on best practice in teaching, learning and assessment to staff who teach in the Faculty.
  • Monitoring, identifying and promoting engagement, effective and efficient learning approaches, taking advantage of educational technologies to support learning
  • Communicating and disseminating research on engineering and computing education to enhance impact
  • Engaging in ongoing professional development in the area of engineering and computing education and higher education, and maintaining knowledge of current research, resources and best practice in the field

About You

You will bring an ability and willingness to work both independently and as an effective member of a team. You will show evidence of high quality publications in engineering or computing education research and demonstrated success in conceptualising, preparing and managing relevant grants to completion. You will also demonstrate high level of written communication skills and interpersonal skills. 

You will also have:

  • Completed a PhD in engineering or computing education or a relevant discipline, or be close to completion
  • A strong record of effective teaching: coordinating, lecturing, and
    facilitating/demonstrating or tutoring in higher education, preferably in one of the disciplines of the Faculty, and experience in the design, delivery, and assessment of curriculum in higher education
  • Experience in designing and delivering effective professional development workshops, and educational programs across a range of subjects, seminars and other teaching and learning support for teaching staff in higher education
  • Demonstrated capacity to influence and enhance educational policies and practices
  • A solid understanding of contemporary issues in teaching and learning in computing and engineering, in particular those relating to project-based learning and authentic learning activities and assessments

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.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

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 submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

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.

Applications close: Monday 12 December 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: Download File 0054859_TLL_FEIT__Lecturer Engineering and Computing Education Level B PD.pdf