Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Lismore (Suburb), Richmond-Tweed (AU)
17 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Engineering & Technology
Contract Type
Full Time

Vacancy ID: 16073
Job Location: Lismore                                           
Work type: Full-time, continuing (ie. full-time, part-time etc)
Salary range: $88,214-$104,568         

Position Overview

The School of Environment, Science and Engineering delivers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the areas of Engineering, Environmental Science, Marine Science and Forest Science. The School is committed to the delivery of high quality courses that combine academic rigour with relevance to employment opportunities for graduates. In 2016 the School introduced Mechanical Engineering as part of an ongoing program to progressively expand engineering offerings at Southern Cross University. Purpose built state-of-the-art engineering teaching and research laboratories have recently been constructed at the Lismore campus to service the expansion.

This outstanding opportunity for a Lecturer exists in a regional context to become involved with the development and delivery of the new Mechanical Engineering program, and to engage in innovative undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.  Initial teaching responsibilities will include the design of courses for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering. The successful applicant will be expected to develop links and projects with the local engineering community in order to ensure the mechanical engineering curriculum is relevant to both regional and national industry. The successful applicant will also be expected to undertake research activity in mechanical engineering that is consistent with the strategic direction of the university. Engagement in consulting to industry will also be encouraged.

The successful applicant may be required to travel between all University campuses in order to undertake their duties.

Required Skills and Experience

  1. A PhD qualification in Mechanical Engineering. Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning innovation and excellence at tertiary level, and experience in teaching in blended and online modes of study. Demonstrated experience in and commitment to the teaching of design courses, including use of CAD/CAM. Track record in scholarship and research as evidenced by publications, grants, and supervision of higher degree research students. Demonstrated understanding of the practical application of mechanical engineering in industry. High levels of interpersonal skills, including the proven ability to work within a team, and to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders. Demonstrated coordination, organisation and project management skills. Evidence of an ability to engage with the regional community, and communicate effectively with a wide range of external and internal stakeholders including professional and industry bodies. A capacity for adaptability and flexibility in a rapidly changing tertiary education environment. Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and a working knowledge of equity and workplace health and safety principles in the workplace.

Closing date: Thursday, 03 November 2016 at 9:00am (AEDT)

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