Director of Women in Engineering and Information Technology

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
10 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering and IT

Job Summary

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is an Australian leader in practice-based learning and industry engagement and recognised internationally for its areas of research strength and expertise. The Faculty delivers rigorous, practical and industry-focused education and research that encourages disruptive technologies and cultivates exceptional engineering and information technology professionals.

Whilst close to half of graduates from STEM fields are women, there is a significant underrepresentation of women in senior academic roles in these fields. 

UTS is committed to increasing the opportunities for these graduates to become our future academic leaders through the Women in Engineering and IT (WiEIT) program our participation in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot of the Athena SWAN program and initiatives such as our Research Equity Initiative

The Director, WiEIT is responsible for the strategic vision, development and delivery of a range of programs and teaching and research activities that enhance the student experience and address the pressing need for diversity and inclusion in the Engineering and IT professions. The position is one of influence and leadership within the Faculty and also externally in the industry, government, professional associations and K-12 school sectors. 

Detailed Description

The Director will have overall responsibility of the Women in Engineering and Information Technology (WiEIT) initiative and all associated programs. The primary focus of the role is on women as one of the underrepresented groups in the Faculty, but will also collaborate on initiatives with indigenous and low SES students.

The Director, WiEIT will:

  • Advocate, inspire and provide guidance to ensure the needs of women and underrepresented groups are met
  • Conduct research into the education and professional development needs of these groups as well as
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to embed community and social justice –based projects into subject curriculums for students.
  • Lead collaboration and develop new partnerships with industry, professional associations and government and NGO’s that support the WiEIT initiative.

In addition, the Director will be a leader within the Faculty and across the wider University community for STEM related educational research and teaching activities.

The Director will be appointed at a Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor level and will have responsibility for furthering the research and teaching standards of the Faculty. A research background aligned with Faculties research strategy is required.

Remuneration & Benefits

This appointment will be on a three year fixed term, full-time basis which, on conclusion, offers reversion to a substantive Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor (C/D) level position on a continuing, full time basis.

A competitive remuneration package will be provided to the successful Director candidate for the duration of the term (in addition to the academic level remuneration). The current total remuneration package a level C/D position ranges between $119, 674 and $153,611 per annum – this comprises salary plus 17% superannuation.

Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

How to Apply

UTS is undertaking a campaign to increase the representation of women in Engineering and IT. UTS has been granted an exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997 (NSW) (ADA) to conduct a targeted recruitment program for Women. For this role, only applications from female candidates will be considered.

Please click on the apply button to be taken to the advertisement on our careers page where you will find links with instructions on how to apply and the full  position description.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  Thursday 6th April at 11.59pm (AEST)