Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Naval Engineering

University of Adelaide School of Mechanical Engineering


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Naval Engineering - School of Mechanical Engineering

Job no: 504304

Work type: Fixed term - Full-time

Campus: Adelaide

Categories: Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Level B, Level C

(Level B) $99,441 to $117,627 or (Level C) $121,256 to $139,445 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed term, full time position available from 20 July 2020 for 4 years, with potential for extension subject to funding availability and performance

Work with our defence industry partners to identify workforce development needs, and lead the development and delivery of defence-related short courses and micro-credential Continuing Professional Education opportunities in defence and naval engineering via a combination of existing and new teaching materials

This position will initially focus on repackaging existing teaching materials for online delivery to a market seeking rapid upskilling and ability to transition to the defence industry sector and employment opportunities in the development and construction of submarines, frigates and other defence projects based in South Australia.  This teaching and research academic role involves contributing to the teaching of existing School of Mechanical Engineering courses, foundation engineering courses, and defence-related topics including Naval Engineering. 

Research activity to be aligned with School of Mechanical Engineering research strengths, ECMS research themes, and University Industry Engagement Priorities, with a strong emphasis on engagement with industry.

Flexible work arrangements can be negotiated with the right candidates.

To be successful you will need:

Lecturer (Level B)

  • An undergraduate engineering degree in aerospace, aeronautical, sustainable energy, mechanical, mechatronic or other engineering discipline and either:
    • a PhD or equivalent experience in an area relevant to the School's research strengths in thermo-fluids, materials and structures, acoustics and vibrations, robotics and control, biomechanical engineering, and/or the application areas of energy, aerospace, sports, mechatronics, sustainability, marine engineering, aerodynamic design, assistive technologies and humanitarian engineering; or
    • postgraduate qualifications in naval architecture, maritime/marine engineering, or systems engineering plus relevant industry experience
  • A commitment to excellence in teaching and an ability to teach courses relevant to the School of Mechanical Engineering's programs (see www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/ and search on MECH ENG), foundation engineering courses, and defence-related topics including Naval Engineering
  • Ability to develop and deliver short courses, micro-credentials, Continuing Professional Education and online courses
  • Ability to work well with colleagues as part of a high-performing team culture and to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with external partners
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion

Senior Lecturer (Level C)

  • Meet above criteria as listed for Lecturer (Level B)
  • A strong research track record relative to opportunity including demonstrated ability to attract competitive funding from government and/or industry and to develop research programs in the School’s areas of research strength; or significant industry experience with demonstrated ability to successfully attract resources and manage complex engineering projects to completion on budget and on time
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, attract, supervise, motivate and mentor students at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with colleagues as part of a high-performing team culture and to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with external partners

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

The Faculty of ECMS aims to increase the diversity of its staff population and applications from women are particularly encouraged.  To support our staff and students in their academic lives, the faculty celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available including:

  • A variety of flexible working arrangements
  • Support to staff with caring responsibilities to participate in conferences, workshops, field trips and other approved work-related travel
  • Research support schemes designed to support female academics to enhance and promote their career
  • Childcare facilities
  • Women’s professional development network opportunities

In addition, we offer salary packaging; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences is a thriving centre of learning, teaching and research in a vast range of engineering disciplines, computer science - including machine learning - and high-level mathematics. Many of its academic staff are work leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers.

We proudly support gender and cultural diversity and are passionate about creating a more vibrant and enriching community of staff and students.

Learn more at: ecms.adelaide.edu.au

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 23 June 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Anthony Zander
Head, School of Mechanical Engineering
P: +61 415758636
E: anthony.zander@adelaide.edu.au

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: 25 May 2020 12:00 AM

Applications close:23 Jun 2020 11:55 PM


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