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Lecturer in Information Technology (Cybersecurity)

Gold Coast, Australia
$145,764 per annum
Closing date
17 Jun 2024
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Located at our seaside Gold Coast Campus
  • Remuneration up to $145,764 per annum

About us

Southern Cross University is a dynamic, ambitious institution focussed on its purpose of changing lives through revolutionary learning and research with real impact. Our game changing Southern Cross Model brings a deeper learning experience, improving individual student outcomes, quality of life and a better way to learn. Our world-ranked research is driving positive impact for our communities, environment and economy.

Working at Southern Cross University combines a rare combination of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. We are leaders in our communities in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast and pride ourselves on helping shape a better tomorrow.

About the opportunity

Our Computing and IT degrees provide a comprehensive foundation in current technology and communications, preparing students for the innovations of tomorrow. Rated 5 stars in various categories by the Good Universities Guide 2023, our university offers a top-tier education experience in computing and information technology.

As the Lecturer in Information Technology with a focus on Cybersecurity, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide a high standard of teaching and learning and educational design and delivery primarily in the area of Information Technology with a focus on cybersecurity online and at SCU’s domestic and international campuses as required.
  • Contribute to the advancement of the Faculty through research publications, industry projects, and successful grant applications.
  • Engage with the community and industry to enhance the University and Facultys reputation and priorities.

Join us at Southern Cross University, where teaching innovation translates into career innovation, and where you can make a significant impact in the ever-evolving field of Information Technology.

About you

As an ideal candidate, you will hold a PhD in Information Technology/Computer Science or equivalent, along with demonstrated experience of teaching in a university setting, including online delivery. In addition, you will possess:

  • An emerging track record in research and industry engagement, evident through publications in esteemed peer-reviewed journals and top-ranked conferences, successful grant applications, and involvement in industry-funded projects within the field of Information Technology
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team and communicate proficiently with diverse stakeholders.
  • Capability to engage with the regional community and communicate with various external and internal stakeholders, including professional and industry bodies.

An ability and willingness to undertake domestic and international travel to undertake duties, as required and approved by the Chair of Discipline, Engineering and Information Technology is essential.

Candidates with industry experience and additional expertise in areas such as Machine Learning, Blockchain Technology, and Internet of Things will be considered favourably for this position.

Salary and benefits

Our staff benefit from flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work models, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, employee assistance programs and professional learning opportunities. This position is:

  • Full-time, continuing (permanent)
  • Located at Gold Coast. Generous relocation support available.
  • Academic Level B. The base salary ranges from $105,344 - $124,585 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $145,764.

Find out more about working at SCU by visiting Why Work at SCU.

Application requirements

Applicants must apply online and attach a CV and cover letter responding to the selection criteria within the position description by the closing date. Information to support you prepare your application is available on our website. If you experience difficulties applying online or need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know by contacting 

This opportunity is open to Australian and international applicants. If the successful candidate requires visa sponsorship, the University will work with the appointee to support visa and travel requirements.

Further information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Name: Professor Charles Lemckert, Chair of Engineering and IT

Phone: 0409 584 369


Closing Date: 11.30pm AEST, 17 June 2024

Southern Cross University is committed to ensuring that the University reflects the rich diversity across the region in which the University’s campuses are located.

The University encourages applications from people of all ages, women, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people who openly identify as LGBTQI+.

We encourage applications from people with disability and will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.

Together, we are Transforming Tomorrow.

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