Senior Lecturer Civil and Construction Engineering

Hawthorn, Australia
05 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
10 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

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: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/strategy-initiatives/safety-equity/equity-diversity/sage/ 

About the Role 

We currently have two vacancies for Senior Lecturers within our Civil and Construction Engineering School.

This position is for a teaching and research academic to work within the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, in the School of Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

The successful candidates will undertake teaching and research activities in areas related to smart urban infrastructure and digital engineering including fields related to transport, construction or geotechnical engineering. The position would require a suitable candidate with experience in areas such as data analytics, machine learning, modelling, design, asset management, remote sensing or digital mapping. The focus application areas may include smart infrastructure including intelligent transport systems, construction, renewable energy infrastructure, and lifelines.

In teaching, the position will contribute to the programs of the Department at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The incumbent will also assume administrative tasks associated with normal teaching duties, including delivery, developing and supporting academic programs and working with the academic team in the development of program change and innovation. The position is also expected to mentor and support students on academic matters, and will also supervise Honours, and Masters by Coursework students.

About You  

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

  • Undertake position of responsibility related to academic quality within the School (e.g. Committee Chairs, Discipline leaders) as required
  • Actively lead academic program development, unit development and the management activities of the Department  and the School
  • Mentor, train and manage the performance of the teaching team when convening a unit of study
  • Actively contribute to the School’s industry-engaged learning programs
  • Engage in professional development
  • Support and maintain a high quality and productive academic environment for staff and students in the context of the Swinburne Values of Integrity, Innovation, Accountability, Diversity, Teamwork and Sustainability


  • Doctoral qualification in Civil Engineering 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 your suitability for this position.  

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For more information on this role, please contact Department Chair, Civil and Construction Engineering, Pat Rejeev on prajeev@swin.edu.au.

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 July 10th at 5pm

Open to Women Only Applicants

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: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/strategy-initiatives/safety-equity/equity-diversity/sage/  

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

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 contact 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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