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Lecturer, Water Engineering (Academic Level B)

Mawson Lakes, Australia
$109,074 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
Closing date
1 Jul 2024
  • Applications are invited from Australian Aboriginal Peoples only
  • Full-time, continuing position based in UniSA STEM at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Commencement Salary: $109,074 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples only.

The Lecturer: Water Engineering is responsible for the development, delivery and coordination of courses within STEM’s undergraduate, honours and postgraduate programs and for contributing to STEM’s research agenda. 

The position will contribute independently and as part of a team to support STEM’s teaching and research outcomes in the Water Engineering discipline with a particular focus on water resources / water quality / climate change / natural resource management and will carry out activities to maintain and develop scholarly research and/or professional activities.

About UniSA STEM 

UniSA STEM  links engineering, mathematics, science, defence and cybersecurity, environmental science, aviation, information technology, construction and project management, harnessing the connections across disciplines to bring big ideas to fruition. Our researchers are solution focused and collaborative to deliver technical expertise and advice to industry, government and community groups to make commercially viable and sustainable impacts. We integrate research into our teaching, with students working alongside researchers in first-class facilities, what’s discovered one day is taught the next. Our graduates are entrepreneurs and trailblazers, who design and build the world they want to live in. 

UniSA STEM also incorporates leading edge research organisations; the Future Industries Institute (FII) , the Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments and the Centre for Industrial Artificial Intelligence (AI).  

About UniSA  

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Core Responsibilities 

  • Lead and contribute to the design and development of engaging, relevant and technology-enhanced curricula for identified programs and courses as they relate to Water Engineering, particularly, water resources / water quality / climate change / natural resource management
  • Effectively undertake administrative duties related to teaching activities of identified courses and programs, including the development of course and program material, if required
  • Undertake course coordination and/or provide leadership to other academic staff in the teaching team
  • Deliver high-quality teaching that is informed by relevant research, scholarship and industry practice and uses the necessary digital techniques required for effective curriculum delivery, as demonstrated via a range of University approved data sources (e.g. student outcomes, student feedback, peer review)
  • Provide quality and timely feedback, academic counselling, mentoring, and advice to students as required

 Essential Skills and Experience 

  • A doctoral qualification in Civil, Water or Environmental Engineering, or in a closely related field
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in teaching, including design and preparation of teaching activities and resources, for both service and discipline-specific teaching in the Civil, Water or Environmental Engineering or closely allied disciplines at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake industry-engaged research in one or more of the following areas that contribute to UniSA’s research strengths and strategic directions: urban hydrology and water sensitive urban design, water quality, hydraulic structures and flow measurement, water use in agriculture and forestry, climate change and water resource management
  • Understanding of and experience in using a range of contemporary teaching methodologies, including digital techniques where appropriate.
  • An established record of research publications, student supervision and/or grant acquisition, relative to experience


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as: 

  • Access to great personal development opportunities 
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17% 
  • Flexible working conditions 
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees 
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment.  Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results. 

Start Your Unstoppable Career

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Emma Kelvin, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 6237.

Applications close: 11:30 pm Monday 1 July 2024

Applications will only be considered from Australian Aboriginal Peoples for this position, under special measures pursuant to Section 56 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). You will be required to provide evidence of your Aboriginal heritage in your online application form.

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