Lecturer, Engineering and IT education at the UNIVERSITÉ DE MELBOURNE

Type of work: Fixed term (until January 2024)
Site: Parkville
Division / Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department / School: School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Salary: $ 107,547 – $ 127,707 (level B)
Role & Pension rate: Academic – Full time – 17% great

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s No.1 university and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. We pride ourselves on our people, our commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and our global commitment.

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Improving the representation of women is necessary in our aim to innovate and strengthen FEIT’s reputation as a premier research center.

The Teaching and Learning Lab (TLL) at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology improves the quality of learning experiences and learning outcomes for students by: developing staff capacities, helping staff improve teaching and learning, celebrating teaching, and undertaking a research program in engineering and computer science education.

About the role:

Relevant to the TLL repertoire The Lecturer (Engineering and Computer Science Education) will be responsible for providing leadership with regard to the development, implementation and evaluation of the curriculum within the faculty. This role will enhance approaches to support student learning and engagement by drawing on engineering and computer science research, in order to align with the strategic direction of the Faculty.

The position will be responsible for leading programs to improve teaching capacity and evidence-based projects to help staff improve teaching and learning. This role will also have a strong research component, allowing the successful incumbent to further develop their research profile and realize the impact of this research as they develop in this role.

The successful candidate will make significant contributions to learning and teaching, increase our internal capabilities, improve our students’ graduate outcomes, and further strengthen a groundbreaking research team.

You will be responsible for:

  • Provide strategic advice on best practices in teaching, learning and assessment to staff teaching at the Faculty
  • Provide support for evidence-based teaching and learning within the Faculty, particularly with regard to instructional design (e.g. pedagogy, program design and mapping, curriculum outcomes, ‘learning, assessment, feedback, inclusion, industry engagement, project-based learning, technologies and the effective use of learning spaces and resources)
  • Initiate, lead and collaborate on research projects on the teaching of engineering and computer science, including projects aimed at attracting external research funds
  • Build and foster partnerships with industry and other stakeholders, which help engage the wider community in teaching and research

About you:

The ideal candidate for this role will have both industrial and academic background, with experience in designing and delivering effective professional development workshops and educational programs. You will have a keen understanding of contemporary teaching and learning issues, particularly in areas such as project-based learning, work-integrated learning and inclusion. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills that will allow you to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders. You will have obtained a doctorate in engineering or computer science or in a relevant discipline

Ideally, you will also have:

  • A demonstrated record of coordination, teaching and facilitation / demonstration or mentoring in higher education, preferably in one of the disciplines of the Faculty and experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of degree programs ‘studies in higher education
  • Experience in designing and delivering effective professional development workshops and educational programs covering a range of topics, seminars and other teaching and learning materials for higher education teaching staff
  • Evidence of high quality publications in engineering or computer science research
  • Demonstrated ability to identify funding sources and to conceptualize, prepare and manage grants until completion

You will be supported to pursue your achievements in all the pillars of an academic career:

  • Research and research training
  • Contribution to teaching and learning
  • Service and leadership

Benefits of working with us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and meet challenges, and to be part of a dynamic campus life, our employees enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working hours and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive pay, 17% super, salary wrap and leave loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellness services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services, including Myki and Qantas Club cards
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers.

Be yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person makes to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those who identify as LGBTQIA +, women, people of all ages and from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our positions. Our goal is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join us!

If you think this position is suitable for you, please submit your application with a brief cover letter, your curriculum vitae and your responses against the selection criteria * (found in the job description) for the position.

* For information to help you write short statements to meet the selection criteria and skills, please visit http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you require reasonable adjustments with the recruiting process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected]

While we review your application, get to know us by visiting http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/about/join-feit

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Closure of applications: January 23, 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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