Major Discipline Coordinator in Engineering

Boroondara, Australia
11 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Attractive salary package plus generous staff benefits
  • Full-Time, ongoing, Hawthorn Campus
  • Architectural and Industrial Design, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design

In recent years, Swinburne has progressed to become one of the world’s leading universities, ranking as one of the top 500 universities in the world, as assessed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and one of the top 100 in the world in physics.

As a Major Discipline Coordinator in Engineering (Architecture) you will provide a strong contribution to the curriculum development, teaching and research within Swinburne’s new Bachelor of Engineering course and Major in Architecture, which commences in 2018. Within a four-year Bachelor of Engineering, students specialize in their second year of study in Architecture. As Major Discipline Coordinator you will play a critical role in the overall students’ experience, teaching quality, and quality of graduate outcomes. You will represent the course on the best interests of students, staff and the University and actively engage internally and externally to ensure the best possible outcomes.

As a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering, you will be an acknowledged as an emerging leader within your field developing a strong reputation for innovation, high quality teaching and research excellence. You will have demonstrated experience as a practising Engineer or Architect and bring strong industry connections and an understanding of industry needs that will contribute to Swinburne University’s objectives as a leading institution for design and engineering education and research. The recipient of the position will be expected to carry out appropriate activities to maintain and develop their scholarly, research and professional expertise in order to contribute to the education of the next generation of architectural engineering practitioners and leaders, and to the advancement of knowledge in a rapidly evolving social, cultural and technological field. You should be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary environment and be capable of making significant internal and external links with other academic disciplines, professional organisations, industry and government. You will have a demonstrable track record in gaining competitive research income, producing high quality research outcomes and conducting research in multi-disciplinary teams. 

The Senior Lecturer position will be an ongoing position within the Department, and the role of Major Discipline Coordinator for Architecture within the Bachelor of Engineering will be for a period of five years, reviewed annually and renewable based upon satisfactory performance.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • An earned doctoral qualification in Architecture or associated field.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, and manage multidisciplinary research projects and teams in Architecture.
  • Demonstrated professional practice as an architectural engineer in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) sector, strong professional networks and evidence of expertise in design.
  • Sound knowledge of computers, the digital design environment, standard design software packages such as architectural modelling, structural analysis, BIM and parametric software, and Adobe Creative Suite. Programming and/or scripting experience an advantage.
  • Demonstrated links with relevant industries, organisations and research communities and demonstrated competence in working with relevant professions in industry and government, including Membership of an appropriate Professional body.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

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How to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description below.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact either Jane Burry (

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position Number: 32923
Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 26th October 2017.