Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Technology and Innovation - Course Director

Sydney, Australia
07 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation (FTDi)

Job Summary

Transdisciplinary practices are characterised by learning or researching that transgresses disciplinary practice and creates new synergies, with participants from different disciplines collaborating to generate innovative and novel approaches to complex applied problems

An Australian first, the newly created Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation (FTDi) offers a place for students and academics to engage in learning and research with a focus on high-level critical and creative thinking, problem solving, data and digital technologies, invention, complexity, innovation, future scenario building and entrepreneurship.

Our vision at UTS’s Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation is to advance learning beyond the traditions of the disciplines, push boundaries and explore how we work in terms of transdisciplinarity to create new solutions for a future world.

Detailed Description

(FTDi) is recruiting for an emerging academic leader to support our activities in the transdisciplinary innovation space, in particular technology and innovation. We are looking for an ambitious and driven individual to join our dynamic team in creating amazing educational experiences and contribute to research that is addressing complex real-world issues. You will be pro-active in seeking out opportunities to incubate new approaches to industry engagement and be motivated by the greenfield opportunity presented with the continued development and growth of the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation.

To be successful a successful Course Director of the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation (BTi) you will have: 

  • A research focus across multiple domains such as emerging technologies and / or  innovation leadership in the technology sector
  • Experience in growing and promoting a diverse and unique course to students
  • Experience in being a  leader in innovative subject development, monitoring student experience and supporting the University accreditation process


Base Salary Range: $121,469 to $155,915 pa (Level C/D)

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

The Course Director - BTi will be appointed on a 3 year fixed term basis with a substantive, continuing appointment at either level C or D.

How to Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC101643, please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria below. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC101643

Specific enquiries regarding the role can be directed to Professor Louise McWhinnie on EXT8922 or via

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date: Monday 15th January, 2018 at 11:59pm (AEST)

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.