Lecturer in Structural Engineering

Perth, Australia
06 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • $68,873 – $92,862 p.a. (ALEVA)
  • Three-Year Contract Full-Time Position


The School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University (ECU) was established in 1991. It is currently one of the fastest growing engineering schools in the nation with a strong track record of success in developing and delivering quality engineering programs. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in petroleum, chemical, chemical and environmental, civil, civil and environmental, mechanical, mechatronics, electrical power, electronics and communications, control and automation, computer systems, naval architecture, ocean engineering, and marine and offshore engineering.

In addition to the standard 4-year engineering degree courses, it was the first engineering school in WA to offer the ‘3+2’ model of engineering education leading to a professionally accredited Master of Engineering. The School provides a very supportive and collegial work environment and enjoys outstanding teaching and research facilities that are demonstrably among the best in Australia (an online tour of some of these facilities is available at meetthemachines.ecu.edu.au).

Perth is a major centre of Australia’s resources industry, with significant investments made by the government and multi-national companies, and is a rapidly developing city with many infrastructure expansion needs.

This is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of research and education development to meet future societal and industry needs in a modern and forward looking city. The Civil Engineering program at ECU has established a close working relationship with the government sector and the resource-based industries in Western Australia and is developing its reputation and impact.

The School is now seeking to appoint academic staff for Structural Engineering. We are looking for a suitably qualified person to contribute to the teaching and research activities in this discipline. The successful applicant will have a good track record in research and teaching in Structural Engineering. A research track record in Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics or Bridge Engineering will also be of benefit. Work experience in the Structural Engineering industry will be an advantage. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to access the world-class teaching and research facilities in this School.

The new position is located at the Joondalup Campus which is about 25 km north of the Perth CBD. Joondalup is a rapidly growing regional centre and supports a wide range of facilities for business, living and recreation. It is close to the northern beaches, and accessible via freeway and rapid rail connections to Perth.

Applicants will need to demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence. The School promotes the use and development of sustainable technologies in both teaching and research. ECU is a smoke-free environment. The School has a solid commitment to gender balance and diversity within its workforce, and strongly encourages female candidates to apply for this position.

International applicants are welcome (Relocation support will be negotiated according to ECU policy).

Benefits & Remuneration

This full time position attracts remuneration of $68,873 – $92,862 per annum (Level A) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean (Academic), Associate Professor Alex Rassau on +61 8 6304 5026 or email a.rassau@ecu.edu.au.

Closing Date

Applications close on 29th April 2018 at 11:30 pm AWST

How to Apply

Candidates are requested to attach a cover letter and a statement addressing the Selection Criteria to their CV, and upload as one document when applying for this position. Applications that have not addressed the Selection Criteria will not be considered.

ECU is diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address under representation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.