Academic, Department of Civil Construction Engineering

Boroondara, Australia
01 May 2018
End of advertisement period
30 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Sessional teaching position, competitive hourly rate
  • Civil and Construction 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

The Department of Civil and Construction Engineering is home for more than 1,000 undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students. 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. All this means that our students graduate with solid experience using the latest technology.

About the job

We are looking for Sessional Academic Staff t o join our Civil and Construction 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 civil and construction engineering disciplines 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:

  • 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 and Project-Based Learning

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


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 Hussein Dia (Department of Civil and Construction Engineering) on

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 (0)3 9214 8600 (option 2). 

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 30th May 2018