Academic, Computer Science and Software Engineering

Boroondara, Australia
03 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Sessional teaching position, competitive hourly rate
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Provide high-quality teaching and active engagement with industry and community

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the department

Our teaching emphasises the practical application of the latest knowledge. What's more, our students get to practise on some of the most advanced equipment available. Our Cisco networking laboratory houses more equipment that a lot of internet service providers. All this means that our students graduate with solid experience using the latest technology. 

About the job

We are looking for a Sessional Academic to join our Computer Science and Software Engineering Department. In this casual role, you will be expected to prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials and workshops and to assess students in the relevant discipline both on campus and online. Additionally, you will take on the administrative tasks associated with normal teaching duties and will also contribute to faculty management and administration generally. You will also be expected to mentor and counsel students on academic matters. Your focus will be on undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs where qualified. 

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Applicant must have completed a postgraduate (preferably doctorate) degree within a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated experience in tertiary teaching in the specific discipline as outlined in the position description.
  • Demonstrated commitment to leading edge/best practice education, including flexible delivery formats, Flipped Classroom and Practice-Based Learning.

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

Please note that the successful applicant must be available for training during the week commencing 19th February 2018.


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 2016 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. 

How to apply

To start an application click on 'apply' 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.

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

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Sebastian Ng (Department Chair, Computer Science & Software Engineering) on +613 9214 8666 or via 

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

Applications close at 5 pm on Monday 22nd January 2018