Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Female Applicants Only

at University of Melbourne

Salary: Level B: $100,849 - $119,753 p.a. or Level C: $123,534 - $142,440 p.a., plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualifications and experience.

About Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE)

At MSE, we are committed to excellence. We are transforming our engineering and IT teaching as well as research at the University of Melbourne, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future - the people and things that will drive innovation and productivity to make a sustainable impact on the world in which we live. It's an incredibly exciting time to be joining MSE!

We know that to drive systemic change towards gender equity, MSE must work hard to lift the representation of women academics from 22% in 2018 to at least 30% over the next five years pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). MSE is committed to remedying this gender imbalance and providing a supportive environment where women in academia are supported in achieving their aspirations as they work toward fulfilling careers.

About the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

**The School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering undertakes teaching and research across a range of disciplines that are internationally recognised for their contribution to fundamental research. It has a number of well-established industry linkages and international partnerships. It is building a vibrant profile of interdisciplinary research, working with industry with an aim to contribute to society. It offers a comprehensive range of accredited Master of Engineering and Master of Information Technology programs taught through the Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure departments as well as professional Masters programs. It has a substantial cohort of research higher degree students. A major focus of the school is to attract and retain outstanding and internationally recognised academic staff. The School is committed through strategy, culture and mentorship to increasing the number of female engineers and scientists on its staff.

The Opportunity

We've already been joined by some of the best minds, and we're now seeking a talented Lecturer (Level B) or Senior Lecturer (Level C) with a strong research background in the fields of Robotics or Integrated Computational Materials Engineering to help the Department of Mechanical Engineering expand its opportunities for excellence. This is an exciting opportunity to work with excellent colleagues, including the newly formed Manufacturing and Industrial Systems Engineering Group in Mechanical Engineering and the Control Systems Group in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Having completed a PhD in Mechanical, Mechatronics or Materials Engineering, we are seeking the following skills and experience:

  • Independent research experience relevant to the discipline;
  • A successful record of attracting competitive research funding;
  • A track record of quality research as evidenced by research publications in high-quality journals, conferences and technical reports;
  • Demonstrated potential to achieve the highest levels of scholarship in engineering research;
  • Capacity to teach effectively and develop high quality learning experiences and assessment tools across a broad range of subjects, including the capacity to develop and deliver seminars and lectures and other teaching activities;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage with industry, government, research groups, diverse student cohort and a variety of other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, and build rapport with all levels of staff within a diverse work environment;
  • A willingness and ability to supervise graduate research students and
  • Exhibited commitment to the highest standards of scientific and ethical integrity.

What you'll be doing

In this role you will develop internationally recognised research portfolios, as well as establish funding streams to support these portfolios. Furthermore, you will enhance interdisciplinary research within the University and with outside organisations and contribute to teaching and curriculum development within Engineering.

What we offer you

Apart from competitive salaries, our benefits are aimed at recognising and rewarding the contributions you make. We offer complete flexibility, whatever that may mean for you. Many of our benefit programs and onsite amenities are aimed at supporting you - including generous leave, child care subsidies, discounted parking, medical and health care. We offer extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we'll support you in doing what you love.

How to Apply

Apply online with a cover letter outlining your motivation and reasons for applying with your resume.

We ask that you please address the selection criteria for this position on a separate document and keep your responses short and succinct.

About the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

While we take a look at your application, get to know us more and find out what it's like working at MSE by visiting http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/about/join-mse/why-join-mse

The University of Melbourne and MSE are strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

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