Lecturer in Internet of Things, Computer Science and Information Technology

Bendigo, Australia
21 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Summary:  Develop innovative course and subject level curriculum, teach and undertake relevant scholarly work relevant to the program. 

  • Utilise your communication and academic skills together with your ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Continuing, Full-time  role based at our Regional campus of Bendigo
  • $90,740 - $107,758 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The College of Science, Health and Engineering is comprised of 9 Schools and sixteen Departments with 1,000 staff and 16,000 students, including 900 PhD students across La Trobe’s multi-campus operations. The College offers a range of general and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are rigorous and attuned to meeting the needs of students in ensuring their readiness to work in changing environments. The College has an outstanding reputation for research excellence, for research translation and for building strong relationships with industry partners.

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology undertakes a wide range of teaching and research programs in the area of databases, computational intelligence, software engineering, cybersecurity, and mobile and wireless computing. The Department is committed to the development and exploration of new and innovative teaching and research programs which drives opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations across the School/College and the University.

In this role

This position is located in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology in the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences on the Bendigo campus.

The Department at Bendigo is looking for a strong candidate in the area of Internet of Things with specialization in one or more of the following; Software Defined Networking, Sensor Networks, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Distributed Systems Design and Robotics. The position will support new and emerging areas of applied IoT technology across teaching and research.  The successful candidate will be expected to make significant contributions to the departments new Technology Innovation Lab, which seeks the application and demonstration of new technologies in the areas of Health, Agriculture and future Smart Cities.

A Level B teaching and research academic is expected to make a contribution to the discipline at the national level. They will develop curriculum, teach and undertake research or other scholarly work relevant to the development of their discipline or professional field. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Conduct innovative and high impact research and produce high quality publications resulting from that research.
  • Obtain research funding from grants, contracts, and consultancies, individually or as part of a team.  Contribute to a robust and ambitious research culture.
  • Supervise Higher Degree by Research (HDR), honours and postgraduate students.
  • Design, coordinate and teach subjects and courses which provide a high quality learning experience that engages undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students.
  • Participate in innovative subject level curriculum design, development and review.
  • Design, coordinate and teach subjects and courses which provide a high quality learning experience that engages undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students.
  • Participate in innovative subject level curriculum design, development and review.

The candidate

You will possess demonstrated evidence of the following:

  • PhD or equivalent accreditation and standing recognised by the University/profession as appropriate for the relevant discipline areas.
  • Strong record of research publication, with evidence of quality and impact, relative to opportunity.
  • Strong record of interdisciplinary research and collaboration especially in the cross areas of Data Science and Visualisation.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and a high proficiency with two or more predictive analytics tools.
  • Demonstrated competencies in computer coding and an ability to teach fundamental computer science subjects.
  • Demonstrated capacity in curriculum development at the subject/unit/module level.
  • Ability to mentor and supervise undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with staff, students, and external stakeholders from multi-disciplinary domains.

Please refer to the Position Description for other skills and experience required for this role.

How to Apply

Closing date:  Friday 23 February 2108

Please address Key Selection Criteria from the attached position description and attach these with your application.

Position Enquiries:  Associate Professor Simon Egerton, Deputy Head, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT)   +61 3 5444 7273    / s.egerton@latrobe.edu.au

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Kerryn Harbert, Recruitment Advisor +61 3 9479 1623.

To apply and to view position description please visit http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs and search for job no (553153) under current vacancies.

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