Lecturer, Computing and Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Newcastle, Australia
$103,221 to $122,576 plus 17 % superannuation and leave loading.
11 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Academic Level B, Full-time role Permanent position based at the Callaghan Campus Join CIT Discipline committed to excellence in research & teaching as well as focusing on strategic initiatives to broaden industry connections

Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and perseverance. We can’t do it without you.

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

We are looking for people to join our university and bring their global expertise to our region, and to take their impactful research to the world with us.

We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity. We are among the first 15 universities in Australia to receive the Bronze Award under the Athena Swan Charter and we’re striving to achieve Silver.

About us

The University’s College of Engineering, Science and Environment (CESE) brings together expertise in engineering, environment, and the sciences to deliver life ready graduates and transformative solutions to our region and the world. CESE strives for excellence, innovation and equity in teaching, education, research and partnerships. We are global leaders uncovering new knowledge, creating revolutionary technology, and delivering innovative teaching.

The School of Information and Physical Sciences (SIPS) accommodates the disciplines of Mathematics, Data Science and Statistics, Computing and Information Technology, and Physics. The vision of SIPS is aligned with the University's strategic plan "Looking Ahead" and aims to provide a transformative, modern and relevant learning experience where students acquire practical skills, leading to work and life-ready graduates. Research at the School is of a quality that is 'well above world standard' and is relevant, collaborative, interdisciplinary and impactful. The school is dedicated to diversity, equity and social justice, while embracing our Indigenous culture in all aspects of its work.

Be challenged and imagine with us

The School of Information and Physical Sciences (SIPS) are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Computing and Information Technology (CIT). The successful applicant will contribute to the delivery of cyber security courses, programs, and research with the opportunity to broaden programs particularly in the application and cloud security area.

The Discipline of CIT is committed to excellence in both research and teaching & learning with opportunities for collaboration with Cyber Security Labs and the Advanced Syber Security Engineering Research Centre. While substantially contributing to the overall research inputs and outputs of the School and College, the Discipline also is focused on strategic initiatives to broaden industry connections in the region offering unique opportunities for collaboration with Defence, Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy (TRaCE) and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

How will we inspire you?

The Lecturer in Computing and Information Technology (CIT) with a focus on Cyber Security will develop and deliver high-quality teaching in key areas within the Data Science, CIT, and Cyber Security program/discipline areas. They will also build research productivity in cyber security and develop recognition for expertise in this critical domain.

This role will:

  • Foster increased cooperation between the University and allied research affiliates.
  • Attract competitive external grant funding, including industry-based research support.
  • Establish and build an independent research program to attract undergraduate and higher degree students.
  • Embrace new teaching pedagogies with a view to enhancing student experience.
  • Work cohesively within a team environment to strengthen current and future research priorities of the School.
  • Participate in activities to maintain academic standards and administrative effectiveness within the School.

How will you inspire us?

The essential criteria for success include:

  • Expertise: Completed a doctoral or masters qualification or equivalent accreditation and standing in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or IT or a related area, with a focus on cyber security.
  • High-Quality Research: Demonstrated record of publication or non-traditional research output in high-quality outlets including evidence of international and national research collaborations and/or partnerships.
  • National Recognition: Demonstrated recent ability to achieve national recognition in their discipline and taking a chief investigator role (often in conjunction with more experienced researchers) in applications for external research funds.
  • Supervision: Skills in active supervision of honours, masters and/or Higher Degree by Research postgraduate research projects.
  • Quality Teaching: Demonstrate recent ability to achieve teaching quality as indicated by internal and external surveys and outcomes for students that will improve or innovate in response to feedback.
  • Curriculum Design: Demonstrate recent ability to contribute at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels, taking responsibility for the preparation and delivery of course modules and coordinating one or more courses, including collaboration in curriculum design and delivery where appropriate.
  • Engagement: Ability to efficiently perform in allocated internal roles, sharing academic service responsibilities, contributing to outcomes of internal committees, and developing external collaborations.

For the full list of essential and desirable selection criteria, please review the Position Description.

What we offer

This position will be offered as a level B, full-time continuing role.

The remuneration range is from $103,221 to $122,576 plus 17 % superannuation and leave loading.

For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please click here.

The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.

Move to Newcastle

A move to Newcastle offers you the choice to live in the city, by the sea or near bushland - the region offers a wonderful place for a family to grow and the opportunity to strike a work/life balance.

Visit the City of Newcastle site to imagine your future in Newcastle.

Let’s be part of something bigger together.

Visit this page for a guide on how to apply for a role.

Your application must include:

  • Your ORCID ID
  • A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent)
  • A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role
  • A statement addressing all of the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description (4 pages max)
  • Your CV, which should be succinct and discipline appropriate.

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

For specific position enquiries, please contact Associate Professor Karen Blackmore, Acting Head of School on +61 2 492 15206 or via email karen.blackmore@newcastle.edu.au

Having difficulties? Please reach out to us: employment@newcastle.edu.au

Closing date: 8th October, 2023 at 11:59 pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.