Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Information Systems
School of Information Technologies
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
Reference no. 2001/1116A
- Contribute to the faculty’s well-respected teaching and research program
- Develop your research profile in a collaborative supportive team
- Three year, fixed term position, remuneration package: $120K-$170K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super.
About the opportunity
The School of Information Technologies (SIT) invites applications from outstanding candidates for a three-year fixed-term Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position (Level B or C) in Information Systems starting immediately. Subject to university approval, budget and performance, there may be the possibility for the position to be converted to continuing employment. Level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This is an attractive opportunity for candidates with an interest and passion for high quality excellent research and teaching. The current areas of focus for information systems-related research include analytics, Semantic Web, Web services, crowdsourcing, and health informatics.
Established as the first computer science department in Australia in the 1960s, the School of Information Technologies (SIT) at the University of Sydney is research intensive and has a strong tradition of research-led teaching. SIT is one of the five schools in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies and enjoys a strong reputation for research and teaching within Australia and worldwide.
In the recent QS discipline rankings, computer science and information systems at the university were in the top 50 worldwide. In the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) exercises, The University of Sydney was rated at 5 ("well above world-class standard", top score) in FOR code 08 (Information and Computing). The school is home to four IEEE Fellows, four ACM Distinguished Scientists and seven Australian Research Council (ARC) fellows including one ARC Professorial Fellow and one ARC Future Fellow, editor-in-chiefs of prestigious journals, highly-cited authors, and distinguished members of professional associations. The school has a vibrant and successful PhD program with one hundred students enrolled.
Five previous PhD graduates have won the national CORE thesis award for the best computer science dissertation in Australia and New Zealand. The school hosts a University Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing that focuses on contemporary topics such as cloud computing infrastructures and green computing. The school has several school based centers and labs which include visualization, big data and data analytics, image processing for biomedical applications, HCI, sensor cloud services, and algorithmics.
The school offers undergraduate majors in computer science, information systems, software development and data science and combined programs with business, arts, science, medical science and law. SIT also offers highly regarded postgraduate coursework programs in information technology, information technology management, health technology innovation, and data science.
The school has close links with several research labs through its collaboration with Data61 (formerly National ICT Australia), Cooperative Research Centre for Capital Markets, among others. SIT also has strong connections with industry partners including IBM, CISCO, Accenture, PwC, HP, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and major Sydney hospitals.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.
To be successful, you will have a PhD in Information Systems or a closely related field. You must show evidence of excellent research training and the ability to publish your research in competitive outlets. You will be expected to teach a range of IT management and information systems-related courses. A strong commitment to teaching and learning is required as well as evidence of ability to lecture and prepare new teaching material and to develop new units of study.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.
Closing date: 11:30pm 30 April 2017 (Sydney Time)
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.
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