Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Aviation

Brisbane, Australia
06 Jun 2018
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06 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University, our mission, our people, our approach and practices are nothing short of remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The School of Engineering and Built Environment has been providing tertiary qualifications to the Engineering, Architecture and Aviation professions for over two decades and is known for its innovative and student-focussed teaching approaches and its strong industry relationships. There has been a rapid growth in student numbers since 2007 and we now teach over 3000 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate programs across multiple campuses in multiple disciplines. Griffith Aviation, which forms part of the School of Engineering and Built Environment, is known worldwide for its innovative and student focussed teaching. This discipline has grown rapidly since 2007 and now manages over 500 full time equivalent students each year in both undergraduate and graduate programs.

The aviation industry is growing at a rapid rate globally and especially in the Asia-Pacific region and thus requires significant numbers of highly educated new staff. Griffith Aviation is at the leading edge of providing the education, training and research needed to maintain the safety and sustainability of the aviation industry into the future. Griffith Aviation has an impressive Industry Advisory Board with representatives including Qantas, QantasLink, Virgin Australia and Queensland Airports Limited.

Griffith Aviation offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the areas of pilot training and aviation management. Our Bachelor of Aviation prepares students for employment in the aviation industry and, together with the Graduate Diploma of Flight Management, for work as a commercial pilot. Commencing in 2018, students will also be able to combine this program with a Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in Electronic Engineering.

The Opportunity

The position is required to convene/teach undergraduate and/or graduate Aviation courses. The position is also required to undertake high impact research in areas of expertise, including publication of scholarly work and generating research funding in Griffith Aviation's area/s of interest in a professional and ethical manner.

This is a continuing, full time position primarily based at the Nathan campus, however the successful applicant may also be required to work on other campuses of the University.

About You

The successful applicant will have a PhD in an appropriate discipline (or near completion of a PhD); or a suitable degree qualification together with a record of aviation industry experience appropriate to the level of appointment. You will be motivated and have a strong commitment to teaching, research / scholarship and community service that will complement Griffith Aviation. Ideally, the successful applicant will possess significant experience in university teaching and have experience in pilot training (including as a professional pilot) or in aviation management. The successful applicant will display excellent teaching/scholarship in Aviation (both at undergraduate and graduate levels).

Salary range

Lecturer, Level B: $92,511 - $109,860 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $108,239 - $128,537 per annum.

Senior Lecturer, Level C: $113,326 - $130,675 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $132,593 - $152,891 per annum.

Application Requirements:

Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume.

Obtain the position description and application process by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University Jobs Page.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Associate Professor Gui Lohmann, Discipline Head, Griffith Aviation via email at g.lohmann@griffith.edu.au or on +61 (07) 3735 4059.

For application queries, please contact Ms Kaitlin Reents, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 6614.

Closing date: Friday, 6 July 2018 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.