Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering

RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia
29 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Bundoora East location
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • $113,698 - $131,104 + 17% super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The School of Engineering comprises a diverse range of disciplines: Aerospace Engineering & Aviation; Chemical & Environmental Engineering; Civil & Infrastructure Engineering; Electrical & Biomedical Engineering; Electronic & Telecommunication Engineering; Manufacturing, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering; Mechanical & Automotive Engineering.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

The Senior Lecturer - Humanitarian Engineering will work with philanthropic organisations, such as Engineers Without Borders (EWB), to provide opportunities for students to work on authentic national and international humanitarian engineering challenges to develop community centred innovative solutions.

While this cross-disciplinary senior academic position is responsible for humanitarian engineering in all seven engineering disciplines within the School, it will be based within the Discipline of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. Hence a focus on mechanical engineering design, management and life cycling is preferred, although this will not rule out strong candidates from other engineering disciplines.

The position may involve offshore teaching, and program management.

Skills & Experience Required

The successful candidate will possess a proven record of academic and/or professional achievement in Humanitarian Engineering, especially in the field of mechanical engineering design and management (including engineering product design and life cycling systems analysis) with EWB (Engineering Without Borders) knowledge and expertise. They will also have a proven ability to undertake high quality research in the designated field resulting in high quality journal articles in recognized international journals. Furthermore, they will have the ability to prepare and win competitive research grants and/or research contracts and will be familiar with the grant proposal submission process in Australia. A high level of interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team environment will be imperative to their success in the role.

To Apply

To view a position description, please see below or for further information please contact Reza Nakhaie Jazar on +61 3 9925 6080.

Applications close on Sunday 24th September 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.