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Lecturer, Engineering and Computing Education

Melbourne, Australia
$119,231 - $141,581 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

Job Details

Job no: 0054859
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing 
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department/School: Teaching and Learning Laboratory
Salary: Level B – $119,231 - $141,581 p.a. plus 17% super

Provide leadership in curriculum development, implementation, and assessment within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. The Lecturer will drive significant contributions towards learning and teaching, and research in engineering and computing education enhancing teaching capability and student engagement through evidence-based programs and projects. 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 position of Lecturer (Engineering and Computing Education) based in the Teaching and Learning Laboratory within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, assumes a pivotal role in shaping curriculum development, implementation, and assessment strategies. Working closely with the Director of the Laboratory, the Lecturer leverages research in engineering and computing education to bolster student learning and engagement, aligning initiatives with the faculty’s strategic goals. Integral responsibilities include spearheading evidence-based programs and projects to enhance teaching capabilities, supporting staff in refining teaching methodologies, and conducting research to evaluate and inform teaching and learning enhancements, thereby making significant contributions to engineering education and related fields.

Your responsibilities will include:

Provide strategic advice on best practice in teaching, learning and assessment to staff who teach in the Faculty. Monitor, identify and promote engaging, effective, and efficient learning approaches, taking advantage of educational technologies to support learning. Investigate and communicate contemporary educational issues, practices and technologies, and evidence-based research relevant to engineering and computing education. Provide evidence-based teaching and learning support within the faculty, particularly relating to educational design (e.g., pedagogy, curriculum design and mapping, learning outcomes, assessment, feedback, inclusion, industry engagement, project-based learning, technologies, and effective use of learning spaces and resources)

Who We Are Looking For 

You will demonstrate leadership in teaching and scholarly research through collaboration, cultivate diverse partnerships in the Faculty and University, industry, government, and other universities to enrich teaching and research engagement, and exhibit both independent work capability and effective teamwork. Your high level of written communication and interpersonal skills will enhance your effectiveness in these roles.

You will also have:

Completed a PhD in engineering or computing education or a relevant discipline or be close to completion. A solid understanding of contemporary issues in teaching and learning in engineering education, particularly those relating to project-based learning and authentic learning activities and assessments. Evidence of high-quality publications in engineering or computing education research and demonstrated success in conceptualising, preparing and managing relevant grants to completion Demonstrated capacity to identify sources of funding to support projects relating to teaching.

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 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 Faculty 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.

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
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^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: 24th June 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) / Melbourne time zone. 

Position Description:  0054859 Lecturer Engineering and Computing Education .pdf


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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