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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Human - Computer Interaction

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 – $161,926 p.a plus 17% super
Closing date
27 May 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0061999
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 $114,645 – $136,136 or Level C $140,433 - $161,926 p.a plus 17% super

  • Conduct research and contribute to the advancement of human-computer interaction (HCI), novel interactive systems, or related fields within the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS).
  • Excellent opportunity to join a world-class HCI research group and collaborate with internationally respected colleagues across computer science, artificial intelligence, and information systems, fostering professional growth and networking opportunities.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) seeks two dynamic individuals to join the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS) with expertise in human-computer interaction, innovative interactive systems, or human-centered AI interaction. This role offers a substantive position within CIS, providing an opportunity to collaborate with a world-class research group and esteemed colleagues in computer science, artificial intelligence, and information systems. Ideal candidates will be early or mid-career scholars with a strong track record of publishing in renowned conferences and journals such as ACM CHI, UIST, IUI, and IMWUT, aiming to become leaders in the field of human-computer interaction.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Build a significant research program in HCI including innovative interactive systems, human-centered AI and related fields.
  • Exercise leadership in scholarly research, in conjunction with other colleagues
  • Present research seminars and workshops within the School and in external forums (e.g., international conferences).
  • Publish peer-reviewed scholarly papers in reputable international conferences and journals in HCI.
  • Coordinate and conduct lectures and tutorials at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including engagement in teaching innovation and improvement.
  • Attain external research grant income from both national competitive grants and from industry engagement.
  • Supervise graduate research (PhD) projects.

Who We Are Looking For 

To be successful in this role, you would be a dynamic and motivated individual with expertise in human-computer interaction. You should have a strong academic background and be an early or mid-career scholar with a track record of publishing in reputable conferences and journals, while also possessing good teaching skills across various technical subjects in human-computer interaction and CIS. Additionally, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential for engaging with university staff, building networks with industry and researchers, and fostering teamwork within a diverse environment.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in either Computer Science and Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction (or equivalent);
  • A relevant research track record as evidenced by research publications on the development of novel interactive systems or human-centred AI in top-ranked journals, and conferences, commensurate with opportunity;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform independent research;
  • Experience in obtaining competitive research funding;
  • A willingness and ability to supervise graduate research students.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position

Your New Team:

The School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS) is renowned globally for its excellence in information technology research and teaching. CIS holds a prominent position in Australia, consistently ranking at the top for Computer Science (according to 2023 THE and QS rankings). The school received the highest "5 – Well above world standard" rating in both Information and Computing Sciences and Information Systems in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation.

CIS is home to highly successful research teams specializing in key areas such as Computer Science (CS), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Information Systems (IS), along with the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Ethics (CAIDE).

The school offers majors in the three-year undergraduate 'Melbourne Model' degrees and provides specialized graduate programs in CS (including software engineering), AI, HCI, and IS. CIS also has a vibrant community of active graduate research students, both domestic and international, who consistently publish their work in top venues and actively engage with the academic community.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself 

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Shabon Nawabi via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 27th May 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) / Melbourne time zone. 

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

Position Description: Lecturer Senior Lecturer Human Computer Interaction Position Description.pdf

Applications close: 27 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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