Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Construction Management

Melbourne, Australia
Level B/C plus 17% ($102,733- $144,302) super
09 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Department of Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Academic Level B/C plus 17% ($102,733- $144,302) super with flexible working options

Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will only consider applications from suitably qualified women for this position (includes all people who identify as women).

About the Role 

We are seeking a suitably qualified Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Construction Management/Construction Technologies in the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, School of Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology.  This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic Academic to work across a number of Swinburne’s Centres and Research Institutes including Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure and Digital Construction, and the Innovative Planet Research Institute.

We are seeking a dynamic candidate to undertake teaching and research activities in areas related to construction engineering and management. This position would require a suitable candidate with specialisation in one or more of the following areas: Construction Management, Technologies for Construction and Maintenance, Building Information Modelling, Construction Automation, Digital Twins for Buildings and Infrastructure and Sustainable Construction.

In teaching, the position will contribute to the teaching programs of the Department at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the construction management areas, including a new undergraduate degree in digital construction. You will assume administrative tasks associated with normal teaching duties, including developing and supporting academic programs and working with the academic team in the development of program change and innovation. It is expected that you will also to mentor and support students on academic matters, and will also supervise Honours, and Masters Coursework students.

In research, you will work in a collaborative team environment to develop new areas of research and contribute to the University’s research excellence and impact in partnership with external partners. The primary research expectation of the position is to make original and innovative contributions to the advancement of future urban infrastructure and digitalisation of construction practices in areas related to construction, roads, transport, water and infrastructural lifelines, and development of disruptive interventions and technologies that will enable step-changes in emerging and future smart infrastructure practices. It is expected you will also mentor and supervise higher degree research students.

The position will be located in the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering and the successful candidate will have opportunities to work across a number of Swinburne’s Research Institutes.

About You  

To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Demonstrated track record, relative to opportunity, in quality publications related to construction engineering, technology and management, and convergence of construction practices with digital technologies including BIM and automation.
  • Demonstrated track record, relative to opportunity, in attracting and managing competitive research grants.
  • Demonstrated experience in the designated research discipline, with ability to initiate and carry out research projects, both independently and within a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake teaching and associated administrative duties at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


  • Doctoral qualification in Civil/Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or a related field.
  • Member of relevant professional society.

About Swinburne University of Technology 

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing why you believe you are suitable for this position.  

For further information about this role and to review the position description; please click 'apply' or click onto it at the bottom of the advert.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

Applications Close: Monday 10th April, 2023 at 11:59 pm 

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Women Only

As a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program, Swinburne is taking positive steps to effect change and we are committed to advancing gender equality in academia and in particular in STEM disciplines. Department of Education, Skills and Employment data (2020) showed that 46% of University staff in teaching and research roles were women but women only filled 28% of STEM teaching and research roles. While women comprise almost half of the nation’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) PhD graduates, less than 20% of senior academics in STEM disciplines at Australian universities are women. We understand that to attract and retain the best scientists and ensure research excellence and impact, it is important that we commit to providing diverse, secure, exciting and rewarding career paths to our best researchers who will be our future STEM academic leaders.

Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will only consider applications from suitably qualified women for these positions (includes all people who identify as women).

To find out more about how we support women in STEM, please visit:

Equity and Diversity 

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact inclusion@swin.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  

For any support please DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

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