Lecturer in Data Science

Banyule, Australia
26 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Conductive innovative and high impact research and contribute to a robust culture of excellence
  • Full time, continuing role based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $90,748 -$107,758 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turns 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

About the role

An opportunistic role exists for a self-motivated academic to play a key role in the coordination and teaching of quality subjects and courses in Data Science. In this role you will also conduct innovative and high impact research, produce quality publications and contribute to La Trobe’s research excellence. The supervision of Higher Degree by Research honours and post graduate students together with the engagement with industry to develop technologies and systems that have an impact is an expectation of this vital role.

Skills & Experience

You will possess a PhD qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience, a strong record of research publication and interdisciplinary research collaboration especially in the cross areas of Data Science and Visualisation. Demonstrated competencies in computer coding and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and a high proficiency with two or more predictive analytics tools is required to be considered for this role.

The Department is looking for a strong candidate in the area of data science to support the new emerging areas of multidisciplinary applied analytics and visual analytics.

A graduate Certificate in Higher Education or evidence of equivalent professional preparation for H.E teaching is advantageous.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this role.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs/working/benefits

How to apply

Closing date: Friday, 15 September 2017 by 11.00 pm AEST.

Position Enquiries:

Professor Henry Duh, Head, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology 

TEL: +61 3 9479 1920    

Email: b.duh@latrobe.edu.au

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria located in the Position Description.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Deborah Dare, Recruitment Consultant on +61 3 9479 1241 or d.dare@latrobe.edu.au

La Trobe is a participant in the Athena SWAN Charter to enhance gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines. As such, we especially encourage female applicants to apply.

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