Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor FIT

Melbourne, Australia
20 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration:  Level B ($95,297 - $113,166) Plus 17% Employer Superannuation
                         Level C ($116,737 - $134,606) Plus 17% Employer Superannuation
                         Level D ($140,565 - $154,853) Plus 17 % Employer Superannuation

  • Enjoy the freedom to discover something new
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas – and the people who discover them
  • Take your research further with state-of-the-art infrastructure

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Information Technology  is in the top 100 in the world for computer science (QS global rankings). We have over 130 academics working in the areas of data science, cybersecurity, creative technologies and human-computer interaction, and organisational and social informatics.

Currently experiencing unprecedented growth, we are now establishing a new group in Human Computer Interaction and creative technologies and are inviting outstanding academics to join our world-class team to deliver high-quality teaching and research which will help shape the future of HCI.

Multiple Faculty Openings are available at a Level B Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor in North America), Level C Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor in North America) or Level D Associate Professor (equivalent to Professor in North America)

(1) mobile and multimodal-multisensor interfaces, 
(2) agent-based conversational interfaces, 
(3) brain-computer and adaptive interfaces, 
(4) wearable and contextually-aware personalized interfaces, and
(5) data analytics for predicting user cognition and health status. 

Other areas of human-centred interfaces also will be considered, such as visualization, creative technologies, digital health, and innovative educational interfaces. The successful candidate will join a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary group in the above areas. When applying, please indicate your area of specialization.

Dr. Sharon Oviatt is the supervising professor, an ACM Fellow and international pioneer in human-centred, mobile, and multimodal interfaces. Please see following link:

The successful candidate will be an energetic and innovative academic, who has strong methodological skills and the ability to pioneer in emerging research areas. You will have a PhD in computer science, engineering, information sciences, cognitive or linguistic sciences, or a related field. You will also have several years of post-PhD research or work experience, commensurate with level of appointment. All candidates must have a strong publication record in top conferences and journals, excellent teamwork and communication/writing skills, and teaching/mentoring experience. Evidence of grants and industry partnerships is preferred.

All staff are expected to make significant contributions to the teaching effort of the faculty and are responsible for conducting and fostering excellence in research, teaching and mentoring, and professional activities. More senior faculty also are expected to contribute to policy development in their field across the Faculty of IT, Monash University, and broader community.

The Experimental Labs & Design Spaces

The university has made recent strategic investments in facilities for prototyping innovative concepts, collecting and analyzing data, and displaying digital installations and interactive media—including sensiLab (supporting tangible, wearable, augmented and virtual reality, multimodal-multimedia, maker-space), Immersive Visualization platform and Analytics lab, Centre for Data Science, and ARC Centre of Excellence on Integrative Brain function (pioneering new multimodal imaging techniques for data exploration). 

The university currently is investing in HCI group facilities for prototyping and developing new mobile, multimodal and multisensory interfaces, capturing and analyzing human multimodal interaction (e.g., whole-body activity, speech), and predicting users’ cognitive and health status.

The Melbourne Area

Melbourne recently has been rated the #1 city worldwide for quality of life (see Economist & Guardian,  and, with excellent education, healthcare, infrastructure, low crime, and exceptional cuisine, cultural activities, and creative design. The regional area is renowned for its dramatic coastline, extensive parks, exotic wildlife, and Yarra Valley wine region.

This is a unique opportunity to join a leading Go8 University with top-rankings and like-minded, passionate academics. If you feel you have the drive and expertise to contribute to this cutting-edge group, then apply before February 25, 2018.

Please note the academic year begins with term 1 in late February, and term 2 in late July, but start date is negotiable.

To Apply:

Required application materials include:

(1) cover letter (indicating application area of expertise, planned research for the future and date of availability)
(2) current CV with publication list, and research and teaching interests
(3) 3-5 references with email/phone contacts
(4) three representative publications.

Your application must also address the key selection criteria as detailed in the attached Position Description. Please refer toDownload File "How to apply for Monash jobs"

For more information on the Faculty of IT’s main research areas and vigorous recruitment plans to add 50 new faculty, see

The faculty is strongly committed to improving the diversity of our staff and students, and promoting a culture of equity, fairness, respect and openness. We fully support the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter. Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.


Professor Sharon Oviatt , Faculty of Information Technology:

Position Description

Download File PD - Lecturer (Human Computer Interaction)

Download File PD - Senior Lecturer (Human Computer Interaction)

Download File PD - Associate Professor (Human Computer Interaction)

Closing Date

Thursday 15 March 2018, 11.55pm AEDT

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