Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Materials Engineering

Sydney, Australia
29 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology

  • Full-time continuing position
  • Become an integral part of one of the leading research and teaching Engineering Schools
  • Remuneration $120k - 147k p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super, a generous startup package will also be negotiated with successful candidates

About the opportunity

The School of Aerospace Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME), University of Sydney, is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching Engineering Schools, with degree programs in Mechanical, Mechatronic, Aeronautical, Space, and Biomedical Engineering. The School has a student body of over 1800 students and has seen strong growth in demand for teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

AMME staff conduct world leading research and development in the areas of aerospace, biomedical, combustion, design, fluid dynamics, materials, rheology, robotics and thermodynamics.  Based on a strong growth in student numbers and an outstanding record of research excellence, we are currently looking to fill a number of continuing teaching and research positions across a variety of levels and research areas within the School of AMME.  The successful candidate will be offered a continuing appointment on a full-time basis, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.

With these appointments, the School of AMME aims to strengthen its position as an international leader in research that contributes to the solution of key global problems such as energy security, the environment, innovative manufacturing and improved living standards. We are seeking applicants with demonstrated research and teaching excellence across a broad range of mechanical engineering fields. Candidates with innovative approaches to multi-disciplinary research and potential for strong interactions with industry as well as with existing research strengths in AMME are encouraged to apply.

About you

The School of AMME has maintained outstanding research performance in Mechanical Engineering over a number of years, regularly being ranked amongst the top Mechanical Engineering Schools in Australia.  The Mechanical Engineering program includes research and teaching in the areas of statics, dynamics, solid mechanics, materials, design, rheology, combustion, structures and thermo/fluids.  The research program includes the Centre for Advanced Materials Technology, the Clean Combustion group and the Fluid Dynamics Research group, amongst others. We are seeking to appoint one research and teaching focused Level B/C (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer) in areas related to our Materials Engineering research program, including materials characterization, materials synthesis, additive manufacturing, nano-materials, soft materials, rheology, tribology and novel energy storage, but candidates with strong track records in all areas of materials engineering are encouraged to apply.  Detailed application instructions are included below.

As a member of the AMME staff, in addition to leading research you will be expected to take responsibility for lecturing in up to two units of study.  Specific areas of teaching will be determined in consultation with the Head of School and may comprise 1st and 2nd year introductory engineering units of study as well as specialist higher-level electives associated with your research area. Teaching experience in engineering is a requirement for this position.

Applications should include a research and teaching plan (not to exceed five pages), a detailed resume including a publications list, and the names and addresses of at least two references.  The research and teaching plan should include half a page to one page outlining a program of research that you will lead and providing a strategic vision for your future research.

We are seeking candidates with;

  • a PhD (or equivalent) in relevant field of research
  • a track record of securing external funding and performing high-quality, independent and collaborative research
  • a track record of publication in leading international peer reviewed journals, with a commensurate citation impact
  • a track record of excellence in teaching associated with undergraduate and postgraduate units of study
  • experience in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research students
  • the ability to develop new areas of curriculum should the need arise
  • potential for industry interaction and liaison
  • the ability to contribute to the administration of the School, the University and the wider community.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led the research and teaching 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 our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria and include your Scopus ID.

Closing date: 11.30pm 05 November 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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